While the economy of the country has improved slowly following the fall of communism, prices have risen and as a result economic hardship has continued for much of the population.
Tirana is currently ranked 216 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 276 international locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups.
In terms of the relative hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Tirana is ranked as an extreme hardship location. The exact customised hardship index premium for Tirana is based on the comparison location that you select in the Calculators.