Albania vs Vietnam - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania Vietnam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$622
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$1741
🏠 One person rent
$244
$296
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$646
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$51.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$441
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$2786
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
5.9
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
75.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
39
🌐 English speaking %
16%
16%
🎓 Higher education
46
54
😀 Quality of life
55
55
🏙️ Population
2.79M
94.7M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 5% less expensive than in Vietnam ($622). Albania ranked 144th vs 139th for Vietnam in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Albania compared to 0.7 months in Vietnam. Ranked 71st and 68th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Vietnam

We calculate prices for Albania and Vietnam as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 38 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Albania Vietnam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$2.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$19.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$4.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$0.91
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$1.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$344
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$220
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$850
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$40.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$63.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$10.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
9.75%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$2746
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$1285
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$7.81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$5.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$3.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$10.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$2.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$1.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$9.11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$1.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$2.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$2.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$0.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$23.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$4.15
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$36.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$3.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$41.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$198
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$13343

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs Vietnam

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Albania

City Cost of living Population
Tirana
$762
418K
Vlore
$447
131K
Fier
$468
121K
Kamez
$489
127K
Shkoder
$478
112K
Durres
$518
113K
Elbasan
$541
78.7K
Korce
$659
51.2K
Berat
$411
36.5K
Sarande
$699
41K

In Vietnam

City Cost of living Population
Ho Chi Minh
$734
10.4M
Hanoi
$638
8.25M
Haiphong
$571
2.1M
Bien Hoa
$502
1.1M
Da Nang
$639
1.23M
Can Tho
$551
1.24M
Nam Dinh
$513
352K
Vung Tau
$538
327K
Bac Ninh
$529
520K
Hai Duong
$549
507K
Vinh
$514
490K
Hue
$468
653K
Thu Dau Mot
$520
417K
Thanh Hoa
$532
393K
Nha Trang
$622
392K
Thai Nguyen
$528
330K
Ca Mau
$518
315K
Qui Nhon
$518
311K
Ha Long
$540
300K
Viet Tri
$487
278K
Long Xuyen
$531
279K
Phan Thiet
$433
205K
Thai Binh
$472
268K
Quang Ngai
$465
260K
Rach Gia
$521
251K
Bac Lieu
$514
240K
Buon Ma Thuot
$425
340K
Da Lat
$496
231K
Soc Trang
$530
221K
Sa Dec
$494
214K