Cost of living in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13KM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 7KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.38KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.46KM
12 eggs, large 3.49KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.33KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.68KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 0.96KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.09KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12KM
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.51KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.01KM
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 837KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 471KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 273KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 472KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 343KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 170KM
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 23KM
40” flat screen TV 601KM
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 171KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 11KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7KM
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 104KM
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 62KM
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 133KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 159KM
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 22,560KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.93KM
Monthly ticket public transport 44KM
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7KM
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 31KM
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.50KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.57KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.57KM
Tube of toothpaste 3.04KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7KM
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 26KM
2 tickets to the movies 11KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 21KM
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 46KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.56KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.82KM
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 974KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.18KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 49KM
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.10KM

Map of Cost of Living in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This map shows only the top cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Bosnia and Herzegovina

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Sarajevo 77
2nd Mostar 73
3rd Banja Luka 72
4th Tuzla 72

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Bosnia and Herzegovina? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Bosnia Herzeg. of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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List of all cities available in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Banja Luka Bihać Mostar
Sarajevo Tuzla Zenica
Žepče

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Recent Prices Added

  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Sarajevo costs 50KM (8 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Sarajevo costs 8KM (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Sarajevo costs 350KM (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Sarajevo costs 550KM (8 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Sarajevo costs 800KM (8 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Sarajevo costs 8KM (8 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Sarajevo costs 15KM (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Sarajevo costs 1,300KM (8 days ago)