Albania holds the record for the fuel price in the Balkans, considering that one litter costs EUR 1.23. This fact was evidenced by Numbeo.com, the international database which compares the cost of living in different countries. According to this site the high taxes currently paid by the Albanian citizens' force them to spend more than Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo citizens that pay only EUR 1 or even less for this product.
Milk and bread in Albania are among most expensive products in the entire region. The bread's price in Albania is exceeded only by the bread's price in Montenegro.
Meantime the public transportation is cheaper in Albania, despite the service poor quality. Taxi fare is much higher compared to other regional countries, expect Italy and Greece.
Meanwhile the cost of living in Albania is 16.06% higher compared to Kosovo, while the rent in Kosovo is 27.43% higher, despite the relatively cheaper prices. Albania ranks in a better position for the cost of living compared to Serbia and Montenegro, but the citizens' relatively low incomes devaluates this achievement.