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 4.22KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.41KM
12 eggs, large 3.25KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.19KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.66KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.04KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.14KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12KM
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.44KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.97KM
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 718KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 426KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 263KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 544KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 319KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 158KM
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 25KM
40” flat screen TV 736KM
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 185KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7KM
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 84KM
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 53KM
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 129KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 152KM
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 28,911KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.27KM
Monthly ticket public transport 50KM
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 6KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10KM
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 41KM
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4.41KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.85KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.96KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.23KM
Tube of toothpaste 2.76KM
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 13KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 38KM
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 41KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5.91KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.41KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.82KM
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,009KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.20KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 50KM
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.30KM

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 81
2nd Mostar 70
3rd Banja Luka 68
4th Tuzla 68
5th Zenica 67

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

Prices recently added

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Sarajevo costs 600KM (8 days ago)