Albania Travel Budget - Visit Albania on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Albania?

You should plan to spend around $78 (Lek7,539) per day on your vacation in Albania. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $20 (Lek1,938) on meals
  • $14 (Lek1,403) on local transportation
  • $57 (Lek5,497) on hotels

A one week trip to Albania for two people costs, on average, $1,090 (Lek105,549). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $78
    Lek7,539
  • One Week Per person
    $545
    Lek52,775
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,090
    Lek105,549
  • One Month Per person
    $2,337
    Lek226,177
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,090
    Lek105,549
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $2,181
    Lek211,098
  • One Month For a couple
    $4,673
    Lek452,354
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Albania cost?

A one week trip to Albania usually costs around $545 (Lek52,775) for one person and $1,090 (Lek105,549) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Albania on average costs around $1,090 (Lek105,549) for one person and $2,181 (Lek211,098) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Albania will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Albania on average costs around $2,337 (Lek226,177) for one person and $4,673 (Lek452,354) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Albania?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Albania is $167 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Albania expensive to visit?

Albania is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Albania is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as Ukraine, but there are also more expensive countries, such as Switzerland.

For more details, see Is Albania Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Albania?

The average Albania trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Albania travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Lek5,497 ($57)
Local Transportation 1 Lek1,403 ($14)
Food 2 Lek1,938 ($20)
Entertainment 1 Lek812 ($8.39)
Tips and Handouts 1 Lek2,797 - 8,391 ($29 - 87)
Alcohol 2 Lek416 - 1,247 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Albania
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Albania is $28 (Lek2,748). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Albania is $57 (Lek5,497). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $28
    Lek2,748
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $57
    Lek5,497

Hotel Prices in Albania

Looking for a hotel in Albania? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

 

Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Albania based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $49. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Albania
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Albania is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $14 (Lek1,403) per person, per day, on local transportation in Albania.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $14
    Lek1,403

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Food Budget in Albania
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Albania can vary, the average cost of food in Albania is $20 (Lek1,938) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Albania should cost around $8.01 (Lek775) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Albania is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $20
    Lek1,938

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What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Albania are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Albania, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Lunch
    Lek850
  • Frappe
    Lek60


Entertainment Budget in Albania
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Albania typically cost an average of $8.39 (Lek812) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $8.39
    Lek812

Recommended Activities


Tips and Handouts Budget in Albania
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Albania is $58 (Lek5,594) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Albania is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $58
    Lek5,594


Alcohol Budget in Albania
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $8.59 (Lek831) on alcoholic beverages in Albania per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $8.59
    Lek831

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Water Budget in Albania
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.95 (Lek189) on bottled water in Albania per day. The public water in Albania is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.95
    Lek189


Last Updated: Feb 15, 2024
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.