These figures suggest that living costs for Albanians have risen, something that doesn’t even happen in European developed countries such as France, Austria, Finland or Denmark, where price increase in the month of February has been lower than the average increase for the EU, namely 1.6%. But even in neighbouring countries such as Italy or Greece, average price increase was around 1%. Meanwhile, it must be stressed that Albania could be compared to countries such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, etc, because price increases in these countries were around 2%. Meanwhile, the biggest increase for February was in Romania, where prices have increased by as much as 4%.
Which goods are costing less than before?
While the price for food products is always on the rise, there are also other things in the country that cost cheaper. What are they? According to the Institute of Statistics, they include transport, leisure, etc. This seems to be favouring the sector of tourism, although it needs to be said that prices of accommodation in hotels have also increased.