Cost of living in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summary of cost of living in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,383KM
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,281KM
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina is the 2nd cheapest country in Eastern Europe (16 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Bosnia and Herzegovina is cheaper than in 88% of countries in the World (84 out of 95)
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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) 8KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.74KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.47KM
12 eggs, large 3.77KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.18KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.82KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.08KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.12KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11KM
2 liters of coca-cola 2.43KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.13KM
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 737KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 480KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 276KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 507KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 320KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 188KM
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 25KM
40” flat screen tv 619KM
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 177KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6KM
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 110KM
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 70KM
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 156KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 167KM
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 32,988KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.32KM
Monthly ticket public transport 51KM
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 12KM
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 34KM
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3.94KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.89KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.35KM
Tube of toothpaste 2.89KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8KM
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 24KM
2 tickets to the movies 13KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 43KM
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 44KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.50KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.07KM
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 900KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.29KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 57KM
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.58KM

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:
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 80
2nd Mostar 68
3rd Banja Luka 67
4th Zenica 66
5th Tuzla 66

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.

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Banja Luka Bihać Mostar
Sarajevo Tuzla Zenica
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Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Sarajevo costs 6.00KM (5 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Sarajevo costs 150KM (5 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Sarajevo costs 0.30KM (5 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Sarajevo costs 5.00KM (5 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Sarajevo costs 2.00KM (5 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Sarajevo costs 8KM (5 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Sarajevo costs 50KM (5 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Sarajevo costs 10KM (5 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Sarajevo costs 15KM (5 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Sarajevo costs 10KM (5 days ago)