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⠀Цікаві місця Албанії – Blue eye і Gjirokastra ⠀ ⠀Зазвичай, до цих двох місць їдуть в один день, адже вони знаходяться в одному напрямку. Так зробили і ми. ⠀ ⠀Blue eye – джерело неймовірного блакитного кольору, а його найглибша частина має близько 50м і має вигляд кола, що нагадує око з чого і пішла назва. ⠀ ⠀Ми приїхали туди зранку, тому нам пощастило побачити це місце без людей. Раджу брати з собою якусь теплу кофту, бо ранок+холодне джерело+гори це по відчуттях досить таки прохолодно. ⠀ ⠀Це якесь магічне місце, той колір води і розводи на воді через тиск води, яка піднімається з джерела – це дуже гарно і заворожуюче. Ми декілька раз поверталися подивитися на нього зверху. Але спокій закінчується як тільки починають масово приїжджати люди, заходити у воду, хоча є знак, що це заборонено, фотографувати зі спалахами і тд. Отже, встигніть туди приїхати перші або ж там можна жити у кемпінгу відразу біля джерела. ⠀ Gjirokastra (Гірокастра)⠀ ⠀ ⠀Далі було перше наше випробовування серпантинами – дорога до Гірокастри. Спочатку ви ними піднімаєтесь на гору, потім спускаєтесь і далі просто рівнина між 2-ох гір, аж після того незвично їхати просто прямо😂 ⠀ ⠀У цьому місті класна архітектура в центрі – цікаві будиночки з кам'яними дахами, бруківка вимощена візерунками і замок (це все можна подивитися у збереженній папці "Албанія"). Із замку відкривається гарний вид на місто і цю рівнину між гір. Якраз ідеально, щоб прогулятися декілька годин, а після повернення назад ще встигнути на море, таким чином, за день можна побувати у 3 різних цікавих місцях. #aatmosphere_travel_albania2018 #tv_lifestyle #albania #ksamil #visitalbania #shqiperi #instagramalbania #albania_traveling_beauty #scoprialbania #mystic_albania #albania_in_photos #albaniaexplore #albaniatourism #myalbania #treasure_of_albania #amazingalbania #instalbaniaofficial #balkan #albanianbeaches

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Maybe as a tourist you want to know if it is expensive to visit or stay in Albania. Albania is an emerging destination and a relatively cheap country. In this article, we will present to you the prices of the essential thing to live. 

Rent and hotels

Let’s start with the price of rent if you want to stay for a long time and the prices of the hotels if you are coming for a short term visit.  In Albania, you can stay in a hotel, hostel, guesthouse or you can rent a house. Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in an expensive area is 63,336 Lek. Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in the normal area is 35,807 Lek.

Some other things you might need are internet, laundry detergent or cleaning help. If you would like to have internet 8 Mbps (1 month), it costs 1,533 Lek.  Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) might cost 669 Lek and the hourly rate for cleaning help is 471 Lek.

Now check the table below to see how expensive is Albania for a tourist to stay in a hotel or hostel in Albania.

Average hotel price in Albania is: 47 USD 36 GBP 42 EURO 314 CNY
Hostels prices in Albania are around: 15 USD 11 GBP 13 EURO 98 CNY
Price of 1-star hotel in Albania is around: 32 USD 25 GBP 29 EURO 219 CNY
Price of 2-star hotel in Albania is around: 39 USD 30 GBP 35 EURO 264 CNY
Price of 3-star hotel in Albania is around: 44 USD 34 GBP 39 EURO 293 CNY
Price of 4-star hotel in Albania is around: 61 USD 47 GBP 54 EURO 407 CNY
Price of 5-star hotel in Albania is around: 83 USD 64 GBP 74 EURO 556 CNY

Food & Drink Prices

 If you indulge in the national pastime of drinking coffee in a cafe several times a day, that’s not going to set you back much. Espresso is typically 0.88 USD or 0.79 EUR and it’s only slightly more for an Americano or cappuccino. The dinner for three is 1950 lek if it includes fish, vegetables, rice, and three large beers. That’s 15 EUR. If the diner includes meatballs, dill yogurt dip, salad, and bread it costs to €2 per person including two beers. If you would order a sandwich at a local kebab place, it might be around €1.50.

Here are some examples of other food prices to help you understand how expensive is Albania:

Meal in a cheap restaurant 5.40 USD (4.10-7.20) 4.90 EUR (3.60-6.50)
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 23 USD (18-27) 20 EUR (16-24)
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.50 USD (3.20-5.40) 4.00 EUR (2.80-4.90)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.40 USD (0.91-1.80) 1.20 EUR (0.81-1.60)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.70 USD (1.10-2.70) 1.50 EUR (1.00-2.40)
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.10 USD (0.63-1.40) 1.00 EUR (0.57-1.20)
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.55 USD (0.45-0.81) 0.49 EUR (0.41-0.73)
Cappuccino (regular) 1.30 USD (0.91-1.40) 1.10 EUR (0.81-1.20)
Espresso Coffee 0.88 USD (0.63-0.95) 0.79 EUR (0.57-0.85)
Cheeseburger (fastfood) 1.30 USD (0.95-1.60) 1.20 EUR (0.85-1.50)

Tipping

Tipping is appreciated in restaurants (10% is normal) and expected in fancier places. In cafes and bars it’s polite to leave some change but i don’t think it is expensive for anyone.

Transportation Prices

If you live in Albania full-time and have a car, that part is expensive in Albania. Automobiles are more expensive here than they are in many other European countries, plus gas prices are quite high considering what salaries are like. You can easily spend €20,000 on a basic compact manual sedan. Gasoline (1 liter) is around 1.60 USD or 1.40 EUR. Because of the high car prices though, it’s tough to find a rental car for less than €50 per day. A hotel or agency can usually hook you up with a driver for less than that.

Taxis are metered and a bit over two Euros to start, then about €0.65 for each km. This goes up during the night and if you’re going really far they might just quote you a price.

Healthcare

Be prepared to pay 10-25 euros to see a doctor privately. General physicians will be cheaper than a doctor who specializes in specific or advanced treatments for certain disorders and diseases. In regards to pharmacies, most antibiotics should be less than 5 Euros. Other prescription medications for disorders and diseases could be 15-25 Euros.

Going Out

Social life varies from person-to-person of course. Just like in other countries, also in Albania, it can be expensive or not. A nice club in Tirana might cost you 15-20 Euros by the end of the night. If you stick to a pub or a small bar, you could spend 10-15 Euros the whole night. Restaurants as well vary. If you go to the trendy restaurants in the city center, you could spend 15-20 Euros for some sort of main dish and a couple of drinks. But you can also find restaurants where you can do the same and spend no more than 10 Euros, especially if you are just drinking beer.

Some other prices for sports and fun

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31 USD (27-41) 27 EUR (24-36)
Tennis court rent (1 hour during a weekend) 8.20 USD (4.50-14) 7.40 EUR (4.10-12)
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.50 USD (4.50-6.30) 4.10 EUR (4.10-5.70)

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

how expensive is Albania

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