Cost of living in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 14KM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 7KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.33KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.45KM
12 eggs, large 3.89KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.21KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.77KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.00KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.18KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13KM
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.44KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.99KM
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 840KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 477KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 242KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 513KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 341KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 174KM
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 27KM
40” flat screen TV 712KM
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 192KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6KM
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 102KM
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 61KM
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 127KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 159KM
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 28,222KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.04KM
Monthly ticket public transport 50KM
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8KM
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 36KM
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4.45KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.80KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.78KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.78KM
Tube of toothpaste 2.75KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7KM
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 23KM
2 tickets to the movies 12KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 35KM
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 48KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5.85KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.42KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.94KM
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,170KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.20KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 55KM
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.40KM

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 Mostar 71
3rd Tuzla 69
4th Banja Luka 69
5th Zenica 68

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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