How much does it cost to live in North Macedonia?

Living in Macedonia varies in cost depending on one’s lifestyle and specific location. However, to provide an approximate figure, a monthly budget for a single person to live in Macedonia is around $715.

For a family of four, living in North Macedonia would typically cost about $1,650 per month. This figure is significantly lower than the global average cost of living.

Comparing the cost of living in Macedonia with the USA: A monthly budget for a single person in the USA averages around $2,112, which is nearly 195% more expensive than in North Macedonia. The monthly food expense in Macedonia for a single person is approximately $240, compared to $426 in the USA.

Choosing the USA over Macedonia means spending 40% more on dining, 35% more on transportation, and nearly 2.5 times more on housing.

How much does accommodation cost in North Macedonia?

In Macedonia, the average cost of rent (including utilities) for a single person is about $320, and for a family, it’s around $550.

A one-bedroom apartment in the city center costs around $250 per month. In comparison to the USA, where the average monthly rent for a similar apartment is $1,446, Macedonia is significantly more affordable.

If you prefer to stay outside the city center, a one-bedroom apartment typically costs around $200 per month.

For those needing more space, a three-bedroom apartment in the city center averages around $480 per month. On the other hand, a furnished studio apartment in the city center costs about $230 monthly.

The typical price per square meter to buy an apartment in the city center is about $1,500.

How much does food cost in Macedonia?

A monthly food budget averages $240 for a single person in Macedonia.

A meal at an inexpensive restaurant typically costs around $5, including a drink.

If you dine out roughly three times per week, you’d be spending about $40 monthly per person.

A cappuccino generally costs about $1.3, while a half-liter bottle of domestic beer is priced at $1.5, and a bottle of coke is around $1.4.

Vegetables range between $0.6-$1.5 per kg, while fruits can be purchased for about $1-$1.8 per kg. Local cheese is about $3.50 for 500 grams, and a loaf of fresh bread is typically less than $0.9.

How much does transportation cost in Macedonia?

A single person typically spends around $50 monthly for transportation in Macedonia.

A one-way public transportation ticket costs roughly $0.75, and a monthly pass for local transport is about $35.

Taxi rates in major cities start at around $1.2 per mile and $4.50 per hour of waiting.

The price for gasoline is about $1.30 per liter. If you’re considering purchasing a car, a new Volkswagen Golf 1.4 standard edition or its equivalent is usually priced at approximately $20,000 in Macedonia.