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Cost of Vacation in Albania 2020 See Languages, Climate, Tourist Centers

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Cost of Vacation in Albania 2020 See Languages, Climate, Tourist Centers.

Vacation in Albania: If you’re looking for a peaceful and affordable country where you can go on vacation, consider Albania. Albania is a small Balkan country near Greece and Macedonia.

The majority of Albanians are Muslims, but the country is actually more religiously diverse than many people realize. Other religious groups include Orthodox, Atheists, and Catholics.

Cost of  Vacation in Albania

Albania is home to many amazing sights and activities. It has beaches, small towns with European charm, UNESCO Heritage sites, stunning landscapes with great hiking, castles, bars, and restaurants, and more.

In Albania, you will meet Friendly people, especially to foreigners, sunny shores, Mediterranean climate, and a cheap cost of living, are attracting expats to Albania

You may ask; how much do I need for a vacation in Albania? Not much if compared to other European countries. There are people from other countries that can’t even tell where Albania on the map is, but if you’re planning to move or spend some time in the country, you must know that it is an affordable place to live in Europe.

According to EUROSTAT, the cost of living for an Albanian citizen compares to half of the average cost price in European Countries. Here are more things about Albania below;

Languages of Albania

Albania is an ethnically homogeneous country, where the overwhelming majority of the population speaks Albanian, which is also the official language. It has two distinct dialects: Tosk, spoken in the south, and Gheg, spoken in the north.

Currency of Albania

The lek (plural lekë) is the official currency of Albania, though the euro is widely accepted; you’ll get a better deal for things in general if you use lek. Accommodation is generally quoted in euros but can be paid in either currency.

Climate of Albania

Albania has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. … In the lowlands, average winter temperatures hover around 7°C (44.6°F) and summers reach 24°C (75°F). More of the average annual 1,000-1,500mm of rainfall occurs in the north than the southern lowlands.

Albania also has a lot of mountainous regions, where the winters can be very harsh with snowfall and low temperatures. However, in the coldest month, January, Albania is about 1.6 deg C (35 degrees F). In July, which is typically the warmest month, the weather reaches about 32 degrees C (90 degrees F).

Food Cost in Albania

  • The average price for lunch and a drink in an Albanian restaurant is Lek 1,000 per person or about Euro 7.4.
  • A fast-food combo meal is Lek 460, €3.46
  • 12 eggs Lek 188, €1.41
  • 1/2 kg of boneless chicken breast is Lek 265, € 1.99
  • One liter of whole fat milk is Lek 126, € 0.95
  • Bread for two people is Lek 60-70, € 0.56
  • Two liters of Coca-Cola is Lek 170, € 1.28
  • One kg of tomatoes is Lek 94, € 0.70
  • One kg of apples is Lek 112, € 0.85
  • One kg of potatoes is Lek 69, € 0.52
  • Half kg of local cheese is Lek 411, € 3.09
  • 0.5l beer in the supermarket is Lek 99, €0.75

Housing Cost in Albania

  • Monthly rent for 85 square meters furnished house in an expensive area is Lek 64,268, €484
  • Monthly rent for 85 square meters furnished house in a normal area is Lek 34,079, €256
  • Monthly rent for 45 square meters furnished house in an expensive area is Lek 38,539, € 290
  • Monthly rent for 45 square meters furnished house in a normal area is Lek 23,063, €174
  • Monthly utilities for two people (electricity, water bills, gas, heating) Lek 7,576, €57
  • Monthly utilities for one in a 45 square meters apartment Lek 5,181, €39
  • Internet 8 Mbps per month Lek 1,946, €15
  • Hourly rate for cleaning help Lek 380, €2.86
  • Laundry detergent 3kg Lek 915, €7

Clothing Cost in Albania

  • One pair of Jeans, expensive brands Lek 10,744, €81
  • One pair of jeans, not expensive Lek 2,699, €20
  • One summer dress in a high street store Lek 5,215, €39
  • One pair of expensive sports shoes Lek 9,439, €71
  • One pair of men’s leather business shoes Lek 9,702, €73

Transportation Cost in Albania

  • One liter of gas Lek 167, €1.26
  • Monthly bus pass Lek 1,633, €12
  • Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff for eighth km Lek 1,920, €14
  • Taxi trip within the city center Lek 300-400, €3

Entertainment Cost in Albania

  • Two tickets to the movies Lek 1,043, €8
  • Two tickets to the theater Lek 1,100, €8
  • One cocktail drink in block or downtown area Lek 600, €4.51
  • Basic dinner for two in a neighborhood pub Lek 2,674, €20
  • Dinner for two in an Italian restaurant including wine, appetizers, main course, and dessert Lek 5,390, €41
  • One beer in a neighborhood pub Lek 282, €2.12
  • One month of gym membership in business district Lek 5,125, €39
  • Package of Marlboro cigarettes Lek 311, €2.34
  • How much will your lifestyle cost? You can make your own calculation of expenses.

Tourist Centers in Albania:

Here are some beautiful places in Albania for you to tour

1. SYRI I KALTER

Also known as the Blue Eye, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Albania. Go for a swim, or just enjoy the amazing wonders of Mother Nature.

2. SHKODER

Also known as Shkodër, and often considered to be the cultural capital of Albania. Through several epochs, the city of Shkodër has kept its importance and has been a strategic location since it was founded.

It’s definitely one of the best places to visit in Albania, and you should stay a couple of nights here to enjoy it fully. From here, it’s also easy to make day trips to nearby beautiful places.

3. TIRANA

Last but not least, the Albanian Capital, Tirana. A large city where about 30% or so of the total population lives. Most capitals are getting more and more global these days, and while Tirana is becoming more modern as well, it has still maintained its own charm. You will find plenty of cozy restaurants and cafes, and if you like nightlife and clubbing, there are plenty of it here.

4. ROZAFA

Albania is full of history, and Rozafa Castle and its ruins is another interesting place to visit if you like history. The castle is located near the city of Shkoder and is one of the oldest towns in all of the country. It was an Illyrian stronghold until the Roman captured it in 167 B.C.

 5. BUTRINT

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Albania. Butrint is easily accessible by bus from Saranda or Ksamil, and what’s even more interesting is that Butrint was colonized by Julius Caesar himself,

who saw this as an important strategic location. Visitors today can walk around the historical site and admire the old ruins as well as the amphitheater.

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