Cost of living

Average prices in Macedonia (September 2012

cup of coffee in an open-air restaurantRestaurants

  • Meal (inexpensive restaurant): € 3.00
  • Meal for 2 (mid-range restaurant, three-course): € 15.00
  • Combo meal at McDonalds or similar: € 4.25
  • Domestic beer (0.5 liter draught): € 1.29
  • Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle): € 1.50
  • Cappuccino (regular): € 1.12
  • Coke / Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): € 1.00
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle): € 0.50

Markets

  • Milk (regular, 1 liter): € 0.80
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): € 0.40
  • Rice (1kg): € 1.96
  • Eggs (12): € 1.30
  • Local cheese (1kg): € 4.00
  • Chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, 1kg): € 3.20
  • Apples (1kg): € 0.60
  • Oranges (1kg): € 0.86
  • Tomato (1kg): € 0.82
  • Potato (1kg): € 0.50
  • Lettuce (1 head): € 0.31
  • Water (1.5 liter bottle): € 0.35
  • Bottle of wine (mid-range): € 3.00
  • Domestic beer (0.5 liter bottle): € 0.58
  • Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle): € 0.80
  • Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro): € 2.00 

Transportation

  • One-way ticket (local transport): €  0.50
  • Monthly pass (regular price): € 23.38
  • Taxi Start (normal tariff): € 0.70
  • Taxi 1km (normal tariff): € 0.40
  • Taxi 1 hour waiting (normal tariff): € 5.00
  • Gasoline (1 liter): € 1.33
  • Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (or equivalent new car): € 15,000.00

Utilities (monthly)

  • Basic (electricity, gas, water, garbage) for 85m² apartment: € 87.68
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff local (no discounts or plans): € 0.10
  • Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data, cable/ADSL): € 10.00

Sports and leisure

  • Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult: € 15.00
  • Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend): € 5.00
  • Cinema, international release, 1 seat: € 2.47

Clothing and shoes

  • 1 pair of Levis (or equivalent): € 50.00
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...): € 32.57
  • 1 pair of Nike shoes: € 83.56
  • 1 pair of men leather shoes: € 50.00

Rent per month

  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre: € 154.67
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre: € 123.80
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre: € 397.99
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre: € 250.00

Buy Apartment Price

  • Price per square metre to buy apartment in city centre: € 1,200.00
  • Price per square meter to buy apartment outside of centre: € 850.00

Salaries And Financing

  • Median monthly disposable salary (after tax): € 250.00
  • Mortgage interest rate in percentages (%), yearly: € 10.00

 

Photo: Blagoja Talimdzioski
Updated: 20.10.2012