Monthly rent, unfurnished 2-br luxury apartment:
Lunch for one at a nice restaurant:
One liter of gas, unleaded 95 octane:
Beer, local brand:
Cup of coffee, including service:
Tirana, Albania's capital, grew quickly in recent decades to about 620,000 people because of migration from rural areas. It is expected to add a further 400,000 by 2020, according to a report by the city government
. So far, Tirana has been unable to keep up with its population. According to the organization TransConflict.com
, the city's inadequate roads and other infrastructure have created transportation problems and pollution.