Albania

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Jacques Paillard

"Moving to Tirana was much more seamless when I knew that InterNations would provide me with a fantastic network of expats."

Luciana Barros

"InterNations has helped me meet other South American expat women in Tirana."

Welcome to Our Expat Community in Albania!

Tungjatjeta, and welcome to our expat community in Albania! The InterNations platform was created to help expatriates around the globe to navigate the obstacles and challenges of moving to a foreign country. Many expats in Albania have made use of the wide variety of resources available on our platform, both during and after the process of relocating here. We're a member-driven community, so please feel free to add to our knowledge by sharing your own experiences of life in Albania. By joining InterNations, you'll find answers to many of the key questions you might have about moving, such as accessing good-quality healthcare, rental opportunities in Tirana and travel safety near the border with Kosovo. Our experienced members will be happy to offer advice and support, making InterNations your open door to Albania's international community. We're here to support you in connecting with fellow global expats, while developing a full understanding of the Albanian way of life. A friendly, picturesque country whose people have overcome many significant challenges, you'll find a warm welcome and a great many unique experiences in Albania, from the Korça Beer Festival to visiting the ancient ruins of Butrinti.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Japan or Egypt.

Join Our Exciting Events in Albania

Attend our monthly events and activities for Albania expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Albania Expat Guides

  • Moving to Albania

    The economic difficulties in Albania since the end of communism have meant that there are few employment opportunities for foreign nationals interested in moving to Albania. Nevertheless, if you’re about to relocate to Albania, read on for useful info on the country, its peoples, the climate and more.
  • Living in Albania

    Albania is still developing basic public services, so expats planning life in Albania should have a private healthcare insurance and take care in which area they live. Read on for more expat advice about transport, healthcare and security in Albania.
  • Working in Albania

    There are gradually increasing numbers of opportunities for foreign nationals who wish to work in Albania, as the local economy slowly recovers from its collapse following the end of the communist rule. However, there isn’t a well-established community of expats living in Albania yet.

Exchange Tips about living in Albania

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Albania expat forums.

Begin Your New Life as an Expat in Albania

For much of the 20th century, Albania was one of the most isolated nations in Europe. However, since the fall of communism in the late 1980s, the country has opened its arms to the world, enjoying rapid advancements in trade, education and standards of living. With a beautiful and largely unspoiled natural landscape, including some of the best beaches in the region, tourism has become one of the key industries for the country, and Albanian hospitality is renowned as among the warmest in the world. Many expats are drawn to investment opportunities in this up-and-coming nation, or to major industries such as tourism, agriculture and mining. Most trade and business is centered around the capital of <a href="/tirana-expats">Tirana</a>, although other cities such as Durrës and Vlorë are also increasingly attracting foreign interest. The overall picture of Albania is of a proud and resilient nation that wears its history on its sleeve, but is more than ready to step into the global spotlight. As such, expats looking to experience a new horizon in Europe with a distinct and diverse culture will find much to enjoy here.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Thailand or Canada, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates in Albania

InterNations is a unique community of global expatriates who value the importance of our guiding principles of trust, polite behavior and respect across cultures. These principles form the essential components of our platform, and help to ensure that all our members can interact in a safe and secure environment, both online in our forums and when meeting face-to-face at our events. Don't hesitate to ask our members any questions you may have about living in Albania, from practical concerns such as property rights, taxation and road safety to social and recreational opportunities such as exploring the best of Albania's stunning beaches, joining a local sports team or taking a group Albanian class for beginners. InterNations also hosts regular events at some of Albania's most attractive venues, allowing you to network with fellow global travelers in a relaxed and informal environment.

Jacques Paillard

"Moving to Tirana was much more seamless when I knew that InterNations would provide me with a fantastic network of expats."

Luciana Barros

"InterNations has helped me meet other South American expat women in Tirana."

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