Cost of living in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 11KM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.41KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.51KM
12 eggs, large 3.42KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.27KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.57KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 0.97KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.06KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12KM
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.52KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.02KM
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 830KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 475KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 265KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 431KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 325KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 166KM
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 21KM
40” flat screen TV 582KM
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 170KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 11KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7KM
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 94KM
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 64KM
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 136KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 159KM
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 21,791KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.95KM
Monthly ticket public transport 43KM
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8KM
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 32KM
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.53KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.64KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.73KM
Tube of toothpaste 3.20KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7KM
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 25KM
2 tickets to the movies 11KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 22KM
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 2.61KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.93KM
iPad Air 2, 64GB 831KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.18KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 46KM
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.00KM

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 79
2nd Banja Luka 76
3rd Mostar 74
4th Tuzla 73

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

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Banja Luka costs 25KM (about 13 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Tuzla costs 8KM (6 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Tuzla costs 40KM (6 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Tuzla costs 2.00KM (6 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Tuzla costs 2.00KM (6 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Tuzla costs 35KM (6 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Tuzla costs 12KM (6 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Tuzla costs 20KM (6 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Tuzla costs 5.00KM (6 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Tuzla costs 2.00KM (6 days ago)