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."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Albania

Are you an expat working and living in Albania? Or are you preparing to move soon to Tirana, Shkodër or any other of the Albanian international hotspots?

Expat life in Albania has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the Adriatic coastline, learning how Albanian people celebrate Sultan Nouruz Remembrance Day, up to tasting Albania’s favorite dishes such as tavë kosi.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Albania. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Sweden to moving to South Korea.

Top Articles in the Albania Expat Guide

  • 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.

Working and living in Albania – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Albania requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Albanian expat life. Living abroad in Albania raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Albania?ʺ, ʺWhat's the annual cost of living in Tirana?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Tirana should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Albanian municipality in Durrës?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Albania is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Albania aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Albania. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from expat institutions and clubs, to sports & leisure or restaurants and nightlife, up to food & shopping. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhat is the Albanian climate like?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Albania? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Israel or living in North Korea!

Tips on living and working in Albania – From business associations to international hospitals

Moreover, our expat directory for Albania includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. business associations or international hospitals. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Albania with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Tungjatjeta from our expats living and working in Albania.

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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