Living in Tirana, Albania:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Tirana, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 13 people living in Tirana what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Tirana is a new metropol among capitals, getting bigger and bigger, modern city where youngster’s energise making it a very attractive city. The cost of living is cheap. In 20 minutes you can go at seaside, 20 minutes you can go at the airport. There is also a cable car that send you at the top of Dajti Mountain.

Xhaferr, says: 2020

It is a town full of interesting things to see and do. It maybe not be as beautiful as other Eastern European capital cities, but it has charm. One of the best ways to admire the colors of Tirana is to walk through the Blloku area to Pazari I Ri. This plaza is the new market of the town and has terrific colorful geometric patterns.

Cynthia, says: 2020

Tirana is the capital of Albania. Tirana is a noisy city, with nightclubs. Tirana is one of the liveliest towns in the Balkan Peninsula. The city’s nightlife scene is mainly focused in the Blloku district, the former restricted area that used to be closed to most people during the communist era. Tirana has many opportunities for activities. There are many bars. People are friendly. Tirana is a foodie’s paradise; the town has plenty of restaurants that offer unforgettable meals for just a few euros. Tirana has its own pyramid.

Tirana is a city full of life. The everyday life is cheap, you can find great food in a nice restaurant for five euros. Also, there is a large amount of cafeterias -some of them with a nice view- that will offer good coffee and pretty much anything you like (yes, also wine and beer). Although mobility is quite easy in the public transport, during rush hours you might find traffic in the main roads, but nothing more than a 15 minute delay. There is a lake just 15 minute walking from the centre where you can have a coffee, a snack, take a walk, make some exercise early in the morning or simply sit on the benches and enjoy the view.

Xhaferr, says: 2020

If you want to visit Tirana, you should be prepared for a fun walk-around-the-city type of visit. There are historical museums to visit, art galleries, the artificial lake and its beautiful forest, interesting bar cafes and lots of friendly people. The weather is quite nice here as well in all four seasons so, enjoying the view will be easy.

Cynthia, says: 2020

Tirana is a lively city. You can find cafes, restaurants at every corner. The people are kind and helpful. However, it is necessary to have a map of all the streets as it can be sometimes confusing for newcomers. you should be prepared for hot summers days and cold winter nights, so pack while keeping that in mind!

Xhaferr, says: 2020

Is a peaceful environment. The people here are friendly. Is the capital of the country and the nightlife is frequently visited. And the last is that my city is a place that give many opportunities for jobless people and people here always watch sports so you have to be a sport fan if you want to be in the center.

Cynthia, says: 2020

Tirana is the biggest city in Albania geographically speaking, but not only. Tirana is the biggest social and economic hub of the Albania. Compared to the rest of European capitals, Tirana is remarkably cheap and it is worth seeing its sights. Tirana is also a good place to get a job. The more talented and educated you are, but also the more professional you are, chances are you would get an awesome job, friendly people and would make a decent and enjoyable life.

Anxhela, says: 2020

My city is a small, inactive and very quiet one. A lot of people have migrated towards other bigger and better cities because my city doesn’t provide space for someone to grow professionally or spiritually. Most people who live here are either 40 or 60 years old.

Elsida, says: 2020

People here are very welcoming. Be careful with the speed limit because there are a lot of policies around. The salary is low, consider working two jobs to earn enough for living. The weather is nice, most of the days are sunny. The language is a bit difficult at the beginning but try to practice it with native speaking people.

Geraldina, says: 2020

Tirana is the capital of Albania, a small country, in the Southeast Europe, with land borders with Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Greece. Tirana was named the capital of the country in 1912. The city offers many great opportunities for various forms of tourism. The city is defined for its great climate and for people being very friendly to foreigners visiting the city.

Anxhela, says: 2020

moving to Tirana ha certain benefits. First, the distance between Tirana and other cities is short. This makes it easier to travel and enjoy your time in Albania. There is that the prices in Tirana are cheaper in comparison with other european countries.

Anxhela, says: 2020

Tirana is a beautiful city, surprisingly comparable with big cities in Europe. The country is well known for its beautiful and virgin nature that can be found in every city, but Tirana offers essential services that unfortunately other cities cannot offer, like for example a hospital. besides all crucial services, Tirana also offers a lot of places to have fun, huge libraries, the most important universities, and a wonderful architecture that shows perfectly well the history of Albania. Of curse for those who like nature, The National Park of Dajti and The Artificial Lake of Tirana are enjoyable.

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