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Money and costs

Currency
Leke (LEK)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated June 17, 2019 9:31AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€50
  • Dorm bed: €10–15
  • Double room in budget hotel: €25–40
  • Cheap meal: €2–4
  • Intercity furgon (minibus) ride: €2–7
Midrange
€50–100
  • Double room in midrange hotel: €40–60
  • Lunch or dinner in local restaurants: €4–10
  • Admission to museums: €1–4
  • Short taxi trip: €5–10
Top end (more than)
€100
  • Double room in top-end hotel: from €80
  • Dinner in a leading Tirana restaurant: €15–30
  • Half-day city tour €20–30
  • Car hire per day: €40–80

ATMs are widely available in most towns. Acceptance of credit cards is normally confined to upper-end hotels, restaurants and shops, although every year their usage becomes more widespread.

Tipping

  • Restaurants Tipping is appreciated in restaurants (10% is normal) and expected in fancier places.

  • Bars and cafes In cafes and bars it’s polite to leave some change.