Cost of living in Bratislava, Slovakia

Summary of cost of living in Bratislava

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,770
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,367
  • Cost of living in Bratislava is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Eastern Europe (5 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Bratislava is cheaper than in 78% of cities in the World (142 out of 182)
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List of prices in Bratislava
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.00
12 eggs, large €2.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of coca-cola €1.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.53
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,039
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €742
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €160
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €739
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €519
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €97
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €11
40” flat screen tv €320
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €77
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €12
Hourly rate for cleaning help €9
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €70
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €84
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €87
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,179
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.65
Monthly ticket public transport €34
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €10
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €5.67
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €32
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.04
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.20
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.34
Tube of toothpaste €2.05
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €16
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €25
2 tickets to the movies €19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €85
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €47
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.38
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €1.99
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €435
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district €33
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €4.68
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 108 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2024

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Bratislava position in our World Ranking

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142nd
out of 182
eastern europe
5th
out of 16

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