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 4.40KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.53KM
12 eggs, large 4.37KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.37KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.63KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.01KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.21KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13KM
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.51KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.04KM
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 832KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 473KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 258KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 470KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 351KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 172KM
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 25KM
40” flat screen TV 607KM
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 221KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7KM
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 112KM
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 65KM
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 131KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 164KM
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 23,845KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.92KM
Monthly ticket public transport 49KM
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8KM
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 28KM
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 5.34KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.50KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.84KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.63KM
Tube of toothpaste 2.85KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8KM
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 26KM
2 tickets to the movies 12KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 20KM
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 50KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.62KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.94KM
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,213KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.20KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 53KM
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.42KM

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 78
2nd Tuzla 73
3rd Mostar 73
4th Banja Luka 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

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Banja Luka costs 800KM (2 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Sarajevo costs 1.80KM (4 days ago)
  • Per hour of waiting of taxi fare per waiting time, weekday at noon in Sarajevo costs 10KM (4 days ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Sarajevo costs 1.00KM (4 days ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Sarajevo costs 1.50KM (4 days ago)
  • Public transport in Sarajevo costs 53KM (4 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Sarajevo costs 2.00KM (4 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Sarajevo costs 150KM (4 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Sarajevo costs 200KM (4 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Sarajevo costs 300KM (4 days ago)