Cost of living in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21KM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5.87KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.26KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.42KM
12 eggs, large 3.70KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.20KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.66KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.40KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 0.98KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15KM
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.45KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.95KM
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 757KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 476KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 213KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 477KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 304KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 153KM
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 29KM
40” flat screen TV 1,180KM
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 152KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6KM
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 113KM
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 49KM
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 129KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 152KM
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 29,496KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.86KM
Monthly ticket public transport 40KM
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12KM
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7KM
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 30KM
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.17KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.53KM
Tube of toothpaste 3.04KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7KM
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 26KM
2 tickets to the movies 8KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 15KM
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 37KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5.99KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1.98KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.45KM
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,099KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.19KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 44KM
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 4.95KM
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 281 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2018.

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