Whether you're living in Macedonia or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

37,000 MKD

average per month

9,200 MKD

Range

78,000 MKD

69,000 MKD

average per month

14,000 MKD

Range

110,000 MKD

110,000 MKD

average per month

32,000 MKD

Range

170,000 MKD

28,000 MKD

average per month

4,600 MKD

Range

60,000 MKD

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Macedonia is 37,000 MKD. Expenses can range from 9,200 MKD at the minimum level to 78,000 MKD at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Macedonia is 69,000 MKD. Expenditure can range from 14,000 MKD to 110,000 MKD per month.

The average cost of living for families in Macedonia is 110,000 MKD per month. Families spend anywhere from 32,000 MKD to 170,000 MKD.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Macedonia is 28,000 MKD. Students spend from 4,600 MKD to 60,000 MKD per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

9.2 MKD

9.2 MKD

9.2 MKD

combo meal

92 MKD

66 MKD

150 MKD

meal for one

310 MKD

240 MKD

380 MKD

meal for one

770 MKD

510 MKD

920 MKD

Soft Drink

7.7 MKD

7.7 MKD

7.7 MKD

or latte

62 MKD

38 MKD

92 MKD

large bottle

46 MKD

38 MKD

51 MKD

bread

6.6 MKD

5.8 MKD

7.7 MKD

eggs

46 MKD

38 MKD

58 MKD

chicken

110 MKD

84 MKD

130 MKD

1 kg or 1 lb

120 MKD

100 MKD

150 MKD

1 kg or 1 lb

66 MKD

58 MKD

77 MKD

1 kg or 1 lb

31 MKD

26 MKD

38 MKD

1 kg or 1 lb

33 MKD

29 MKD

35 MKD

1 kg or 1 lb

32 MKD

28 MKD

35 MKD

taxi ride

46 MKD

38 MKD

92 MKD

full tank

310 MKD

230 MKD

620 MKD

1-day rental

310 MKD

230 MKD

460 MKD

price

230,000 MKD

120,000 MKD

310,000 MKD

one way

12 MKD

7.7 MKD

23 MKD

Service

460 MKD

310 MKD

920 MKD

and water bill

2,200 MKD

550 MKD

4,700 MKD

and water bill

2,800 MKD

690 MKD

5,500 MKD

and water bill

4,400 MKD

970 MKD

5,000 MKD

and cable

460 MKD

230 MKD

620 MKD

charges

310 MKD

180 MKD

920 MKD

ticket

150 MKD

120 MKD

230 MKD

membership

460 MKD

370 MKD

920 MKD

or pants

380 MKD

270 MKD

580 MKD

dress

350 MKD

260 MKD

1,200 MKD

shoes

330 MKD

240 MKD

770 MKD

shoes

260 MKD

210 MKD

510 MKD

suit

290 MKD

230 MKD

1,500 MKD

t-shirt

150 MKD

120 MKD

460 MKD

apartment

5,800 MKD

3,800 MKD

15,000 MKD

apartment

9,200 MKD

5,800 MKD

23,000 MKD

apartment

12,000 MKD

7,700 MKD

31,000 MKD

apartment

1,200,000 MKD

770,000 MKD

2,300,000 MKD

apartment

1,500,000 MKD

920,000 MKD

5,800,000 MKD

apartment

4,600,000 MKD

1,500,000 MKD

9,200,000 MKD

Bed

5,800 MKD

4,600 MKD

7,700 MKD

Bed

4,600 MKD

3,100 MKD

5,800 MKD

Bed

3,500 MKD

2,700 MKD

4,600 MKD

Room

6,600 MKD

5,100 MKD

23,000 MKD

Table

3,100 MKD

2,300 MKD

5,800 MKD

or Couch

4,200 MKD

3,100 MKD

9,200 MKD

Set

4,600 MKD

3,100 MKD

9,200 MKD

or Freezer

4,200 MKD

2,700 MKD

5,800 MKD

Machine

5,100 MKD

3,500 MKD

9,200 MKD

or Cooker

4,200 MKD

3,300 MKD

5,800 MKD

Phone

4,600 MKD

3,800 MKD

6,600 MKD

or Computer

5,100 MKD

4,200 MKD

9,200 MKD

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Macedonia

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 3,300 MKD |

AVERAGE | 13,000 MKD |

HIGH | 28,000 MKD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 550 MKD |

AVERAGE | 2,200 MKD |

HIGH | 4,700 MKD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 740 MKD |

AVERAGE | 3,000 MKD |

HIGH | 6,300 MKD |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 1,500 MKD |

AVERAGE | 5,900 MKD |

HIGH | 13,000 MKD |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 830 MKD |

AVERAGE | 3,300 MKD |

HIGH | 7,100 MKD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 460 MKD |

AVERAGE | 1,800 MKD |

HIGH | 3,900 MKD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 180 MKD |

AVERAGE | 740 MKD |

HIGH | 1,600 MKD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 1,700 MKD |

AVERAGE | 6,600 MKD |

HIGH | 14,000 MKD |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Macedonia

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 4,600 MKD |

AVERAGE | 23,000 MKD |

HIGH | 37,000 MKD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 690 MKD |

AVERAGE | 2,800 MKD |

HIGH | 5,500 MKD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 1,700 MKD |

AVERAGE | 8,300 MKD |

HIGH | 13,000 MKD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 1,900 MKD |

AVERAGE | 9,700 MKD |

HIGH | 15,000 MKD |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 1,500 MKD |

AVERAGE | 7,600 MKD |

HIGH | 12,000 MKD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 830 MKD |

AVERAGE | 4,200 MKD |

HIGH | 6,600 MKD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 280 MKD |

AVERAGE | 1,400 MKD |

HIGH | 2,200 MKD |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 2,400 MKD |

AVERAGE | 12,000 MKD |

HIGH | 19,000 MKD |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Macedonia

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 10,000 MKD |

AVERAGE | 35,000 MKD |

HIGH | 53,000 MKD |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 970 MKD |

AVERAGE | 4,400 MKD |

HIGH | 5,000 MKD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 2,600 MKD |

AVERAGE | 8,900 MKD |

HIGH | 13,000 MKD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 5,800 MKD |

AVERAGE | 20,000 MKD |

HIGH | 30,000 MKD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 2,600 MKD |

AVERAGE | 8,900 MKD |

HIGH | 13,000 MKD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 1,600 MKD |

AVERAGE | 5,500 MKD |

HIGH | 8,300 MKD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 4,500 MKD |

AVERAGE | 15,000 MKD |

HIGH | 23,000 MKD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 3,900 MKD |

AVERAGE | 13,000 MKD |

HIGH | 20,000 MKD |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Macedonia

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 1,100 MKD |

AVERAGE | 6,600 MKD |

HIGH | 14,000 MKD |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 180 MKD |

AVERAGE | 1,100 MKD |

HIGH | 2,400 MKD |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 320 MKD |

AVERAGE | 1,900 MKD |

HIGH | 4,200 MKD |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 920 MKD |

AVERAGE | 5,500 MKD |

HIGH | 12,000 MKD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 280 MKD |

AVERAGE | 1,700 MKD |

HIGH | 3,600 MKD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 230 MKD |

AVERAGE | 1,400 MKD |

HIGH | 3,000 MKD |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 880 MKD |

AVERAGE | 5,300 MKD |

HIGH | 11,000 MKD |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 690 MKD |

AVERAGE | 4,200 MKD |

HIGH | 9,000 MKD |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Macedonia typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 20,000 MKD with expenditure ranging from 4,800 MKD and 33,000 MKD. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Macedonia ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 2,600 MKD with 600 MKD and 4,400 MKD being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 1,300 MKD to 9,300 MKD on commuting with 5,500 MKD being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Macedonia is 10,000 MKD. The cost of groceries can range between 2,500 MKD to 17,000 MKD. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Macedonia allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 1,300 MKD to 9,000 MKD with 5,400 MKD being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 780 MKD to 5,500 MKD with 3,200 MKD being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 5,700 MKD per month with 1,500 MKD being the minimum spent amount and 9,600 MKD being the maximum.