The population of Algeria is 43,900,000. The average cost of living in Algeria is $865 and the median after-tax salary is $255.14

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Algeria
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Restaurants

Price

World Range

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

2.13 $

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

14.23 $

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

3.2 $

Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)

1.42 $

Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)

1.78 $

Cappuccino (regular)

0.59 $

Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)

0.46 $

Water (12 oz small bottle)

0.19 $

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Markets

Price

World Range

Milk (regular), (1 gallon)

0.74 $

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)

0.17 $

Rice (white), (1 lb)

1.01 $

Eggs (regular) (12)

1.3 $

Local Cheese (1 lb)

6.04 $

Chicken Fillets (1 lb)

3.99 $

Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

10.43 $

Apples (1 lb)

2.26 $

Banana (1 lb)

2.53 $

Oranges (1 lb)

1.16 $

Tomato (1 lb)

0.67 $

Potato (1 lb)

0.59 $

Onion (1 lb)

0.36 $

Lettuce (1 head)

0.51 $

Water (1.5 liter bottle)

0.25 $

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

6.4 $

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

1.36 $

Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)

1.73 $

Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

2.13 $

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Transportation

Price

World Range

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

0.18 $

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

9.67 $

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

0.71 $

Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)

0.5 $

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

3.56 $

Gasoline (1 gallon)

0.3 $

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

24350.92 $

Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)

23714.23 $

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Utilities (Monthly)

Price

World Range

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment

42.71 $

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

0.06 $

Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

34.76 $

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Sports And Leisure

Price

World Range

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

16.47 $

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

10.73 $

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

3.56 $

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Childcare

Price

World Range

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

57.45 $

International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

2087.06 $

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Clothing And Shoes

Price

World Range

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

30.76 $

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

38.38 $

1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

62.73 $

1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

70.57 $

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Rent Per Month

Price

World Range

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

160.24 $

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

103.58 $

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

271.31 $

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

174.51 $

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Buy Apartment Price

Price

World Range

Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre

1008.76 $

Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

597.53 $

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Salaries And Financing

Price

World Range

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)

255.14 $

Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate

6.93 %

Algeria

How Safe Is Algeria for Travel?
Warnings & Dangers in Algeria

OVERALL RISK: HIGH

You should know right from the start that Algeria is a country wracked by terrorism, and that terrorist troupes are still the cause of fear in this North African country. Having said this, Algeria still has tourism and it is possible to visit and travel through the region without consequences.

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: MEDIUM

Transport is not that safe in Algeria, as tourists using public transport will stand out and other people will be watching you, on the streets and especially on buses, trains, etc. Make sure you don't fall asleep while traveling on public transport, as you might wake up with empty hands. Pickpocketing on buses and trains is also common.

PICKPOCKETS RISK: MEDIUM

Like in most developing countries, petty theft and pickpocketing are widespread in Algeria. Make sure you don't flash your valuables and generally don't look like you're wealthy. Dangling cameras, flashing money or credit cards or expensive jewelry is strongly recommended against.

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: MEDIUM

The situation is not serious in Algeria when it comes to natural disasters. Some parts of Algeria are susceptible to severe floods that cause substantial material damage. Northern Algeria is located in a seismically active zone.

MUGGING RISK: HIGH

Violent crime exists in Algeria and has been on a rise lately. Muggings are quite common and criminals are particularly active after dark. It's best to avoid dark streets and deserted areas when night falls.

TERRORISM RISK: HIGH

This is the sore spot of Algeria. Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Algeria, including kidnappings. The biggest threat comes from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and other regional Islamist groups like Al Murabitun and Daesh-affiliates. These groups have been active across the country and are a threat throughout Algeria.

SCAMS RISK: HIGH

There are many scams in Algeria, one of the most popular being the tour guide scam, where men pose as tour guides and are actually just con artists trying to get your hands on your money. Be wary of people trying to distract you in order to steal from you and of taxi drivers overcharging you for a ride. We advise you to be extremely careful when handling money and around ATMs.

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: MEDIUM

Algeria is mostly safe for women to travel to, but it is still advised to go out accompanied at night. Be sure to avoid remote streets, both during day and night, and do not flash your belongings or handle money in public.

Useful Information & Tips
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Visas

A small number of countries can enter Algeria without a visa, and UK citizens can purchase a visa upon arrival. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past the date of entering into Algeria. If you are not sure about your visa status, visit www.doyouneedvisa.com which will let you know whether or not you need a visa based on your nationality and the country you want to visit.

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Currency

Algerian dinar is the official currency in Algeria. There are banks all over major cities and most now have ATMs that work with foreign cards.

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Weather

The largest country in Africa, Algeria, has three types of climate: the mild Mediterranean climate on the coast, the transitional climate typical for the northern hills and mountains, characterized by a bit more rainy weather and the desert climate in the vast area of the Sahara desert.

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Airports

Houari Boumediene Airport sometimes referred to as Algiers International Airport, is the international airport serving Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It is located about 16.9 km southeast of the city.

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Travel Insurance

Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Algeria, since it covers not only the costs of medical problems but also theft and loss of valuables.