Tirana (Albania)

Tirana is the capital of Albania in the central part of the country, along the Tirana River. The city's climate is humid subtropical, temperatures range from +20 C and +30 C during summer and in winter average temperature is about +6 C. The driest months are July and August, other times the rainfall varies little. The city is still partly covered of Soviet-era buildings, but new parks, streets and buildings are built all the time. The city has an active nightlife, good shopping opportunities, and surprisingly little crimes. The city also has a cable lift to the top of Dajtvi mountain, which has good views over the city.

Population: 421,286
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: Albania
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Albanian lek (ALL)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is polite to leave your change as a tip.
Time in destination: Jan 18, 2021, 7:27:30 AM

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Weather Forecast


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Monthly Weather Conditions

The best time to go to Albania is spring, early summer and early autumn, when you can avoid seasonal extremes and make the mots of walking and cycling trails. However, head to the mountains in winter and you’ll be greeted with Christmas card scenes, and the opportunity to snow shoe between remote villages for a real glimpse of rural Albanian life.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 44.8 54.0 35.6 9
February 46.4 55.8 36.9 10
March 50.2 60.4 39.9 9
April 56.1 66.4 45.9 10
May 64.8 75.6 54.0 8
June 70.9 81.7 59.9 5
July 74.7 88.7 60.6 3
August 75.7 88.7 62.8 1
September 69.3 81.1 57.6 6
October 61.2 72.3 50.0 8
November 52.3 61.9 42.8 9
December 46.4 55.4 37.4 11

More information: Tirana forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Tirana is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $36.96, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $150.01, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $45.59
  • Hotel (3 stars): $50.66
  • Hotel (4 stars): $92.30
  • Hotel (5 stars): $80.87
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.27
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.09
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.48
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.92
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $5.90

More information: Tirana price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Tirana destination map


Tirana has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 61.1 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 79.6 (better than United states average 69.5)
  • Walking alone at night: 60.0 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Tirana safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe