Albania vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

AlbaniaUnited States
🚶 Cost of living One person
$608
$1951
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1496
$4413
🏠 One person rent
$245
$1209
🏘️ Family rent
$401
$1976
🍽️ Food Expenses
$229
$505
🚐 Transport Expenses
$54
$95.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$400
$3912
💸 GDP per capita
$5215
$63544
😃 Human freedom index
7.7
8.52
❤️ Life expectancy
78.6
78.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
67
🏙️ Population
3.02M
331M

The average cost of living in Albania ($608) is 69% less expensive than in the United States ($1951). Albania ranked 142nd vs 10th for the United States in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Albania compared to 2 months in the United States. Ranked 53rd and 2nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs the United States

AlbaniaUnited States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.36
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$55.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.39
$7.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$4.96
☕ Cappuccino
$1.39
$4.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.25
$1.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$241
$1253
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$163
$989
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$461
$2083
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$271
$1670
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.8
$104
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.2
$160
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.7
$63.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
3.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1340
$4731
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$668
$2660
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$2.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.7
$64.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.4
$17.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.56
$0.71
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.63
$2.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$3.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.76
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.43
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$9.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.24
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$4.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$3.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$4.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$2.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.61
$2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.58
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$2.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.96
$8.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.41
$8.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.87
$5.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.8
$3.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.46
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.3
$41.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.58
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.3
$111
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.06
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.7
$45.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.5
$79.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$1011
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2808
$14855

Cities Comparison in Albania vs the United States

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Albania

CityCost of livingPopulation
Tirana
$724
418K
Fier
$567
121K
Vlore
$501
131K
Kamez
$527
127K
Durres
$573
113K
Shkoder
$526
112K
Korce
$698
51.2K
Elbasan
$472
78.7K
Berat
$522
36.5K
Sarande
$690
41K

In the United States

CityCost of livingPopulation
New York City
$3271
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2674
3.98M
Chicago
$2241
2.72M
Houston
$1848
2.2M
San Diego
$2541
1.39M
San Jose
$2754
1.03M
San Francisco
$3293
882K
Dallas
$1909
1.2M
Phoenix
$1856
1.63M
Philadelphia
$1950
1.58M
San Antonio
$1637
1.44M
Austin
$2006
913K
Seattle
$2524
745K
Charlotte
$1929
810K
Columbus
$1648
914K
Washington
$2619
706K
Jacksonville
$1706
881K
Boston
$2757
693K
Indianapolis
$1604
863K
Denver
$2096
683K
Hempstead
$2890
760K
Fort Worth
$1795
812K
Baltimore
$1860
622K
Portland
$2151
653K
Nashville
$1896
668K
Louisville
$1553
760K
Atlanta
$1919
486K
Detroit
$1829
680K
Las Vegas
$1674
648K
Oakland
$3126
423K