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What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?
Overall quite good. - Aug 2, 2016
The air quality varies. It's smoky in winter and can get very dusty in Summer, but we haven't really had any health problems because of it. - Aug 2, 2015
The air quality is, in general, good. It can get dusty in the summer and smoky in the winter, but the air quality has rarely kept me indoors. Seasonal allergies abound at certain times of the year. - Aug 12, 2014
Relatively speaking, the air quality in Tirana is excellent. I cannot recall any days when there was such heavy smog from pollution that you could feel it (as in Santiago, Mexico City, or Beijing). If you get out of the city and look down, you can often see the brown haze that hangs over the city, but it is no worse than what I see at home in Salt Lake when we head up the mountains there. Amongst all capital cities where we could be assigned, I would guess Tirana would rank in the top 25%. - May 18, 2013
I hear that the air quality isn't the best, and there are some days where there is smoke in the air, so you can see the pollution. But over all, the air quality has not been an issue. We also live on a hill, so that might make a difference. - Dec 27, 2012
Air quality in Tirana is not great and car exhaust can be nauseating. Move a little outside the city for better air. - Oct 1, 2011