Budget: Albania

This is one of our Budget series of posts to give you an idea of how much we spent traveling around the world. Here we will look at Albania. Check our posts to see what kind of activities we did and where we stayed!

In Albania we used the lek. We converted to US dollars using the current conversion rates at the time of our visit. It was approximately 100 lek to 1 dollar.


Total Spent (11 days): $621.01

Accommodation: $294.32

We stayed in 4 different places in Albania: 2 dorm rooms, 1 dorm room by ourselves, and 1 private room at a resthouse/hostel.

Activities: $49.50

This included 2 walking tours, several museums, and the archaeological site of Butrint.

Alcohol: $20.61

Our alcohol category does not include alcohol that we buy with food. We bought several bottles of beer at different hostels and even some raki (Albanian brandy)!

Food: $185.25

We did almost no cooking in Albania. We really enjoyed the Albanian cuisine which was tasty, filling, and overall, really cheap! Luckily, every one of our accommodations included breakfast!

Miscellaneous: $4.59

This includes postcards and laundry.

Transportation: $66.74

We traveled to 4 different cities in Albania and we are pleased that this is so low. We traveled by bus and furgon (minibus). We did not pay for any transport within any of the cities, only transport between them.

This divides out to $56.46/day which is our lowest per day budget yet. Albania is a great place to travel cheaply! 






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