Tirana is the capital of Albania and its largest city. It is the centre of the financial, cultural and political of the country, with many public and private universities. If you are looking for an interesting maximum adventure in Europe, Tirana is a great option as it’s a very lively city for expats.

Tirana Expat Guide:

1. Dining

It is common to see meat and a vegetable in nearly every dish in Albania. Albanians enjoy eating fish as well. Restaurant Melograno has delicious seafood and nice plate compositions. It is a good place for business dinner or some special occasion.

2. Shopping

You will find Tirana a shoe shopper’s paradise due to the cheap price (30% less than in other European cities) but with Italian high quality and great variety. You are more likely to find bargains in some local stores than in the shopping malls.

3. Healthcare

Albania support public health and its healthcare system cover the whole country. However, some of the health care equipment in need of repair or renew today. There are private clinics in Albania. Expats would like to get international health insurance before they are going to Albania. To know about healthcare system in Tirana check out our healthcare region page.

4. Safety & Security

According to Albania 2016 Crime & Safety Report, crime threats in Tirana are rated as high. Street crime is fairly common in urban areas during the night. Due to local political activity, expats living in Tirana should avoid the area of Lazarat, southern Albania. Theft and domestic violence claims are notable in Tirana, so expatriates living in the city should use take care.

5. Insurance for Expatriates in Tirana

Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Triana. Most expats living in the city will want medical evacuation along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended.

Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Albania:

Feel free to contact us if you are an expatriate living in Tirana and wish to discuss your global insurance needs.