Cost of living in Serbia

Summary of cost of living in Serbia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 231,342 Дин.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 100,491 Дин.
  • Cost of living in Serbia is cheaper than in 71% of countries in Eastern Europe (12 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Serbia is cheaper than in 78% of countries in the World (75 out of 96)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,210 Дин.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 529 Дин.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 300 Дин.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 100 Дин.
12 eggs, large 176 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 127 Дин.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 350 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 89 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 73 Дин.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 73 Дин.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 622 Дин.
2 liters of coca-cola 125 Дин.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 42 Дин.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 67,899 Дин.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 46,968 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 14,069 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 43,923 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 26,304 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 10,389 Дин.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,575 Дин.
40” flat screen tv 39,948 Дин.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 13,979 Дин.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 622 Дин.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 445 Дин.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 9,442 Дин.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 3,991 Дин.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 8,967 Дин.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 11,646 Дин.
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,993,000 Дин.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 154 Дин.
Monthly ticket public transport 3,024 Дин.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 435 Дин.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 435 Дин.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,514 Дин.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 386 Дин.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 436 Дин.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 360 Дин.
4 rolls of toilet paper 136 Дин.
Tube of toothpaste 160 Дин.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 504 Дин.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,889 Дин.
2 tickets to the movies 864 Дин.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,000 Дин.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,587 Дин.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 473 Дин.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 166 Дин.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 201 Дин.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 62,022 Дин.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 Дин.
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,775 Дин.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 320 Дин.

Map of Cost of Living in Serbia

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This map shows only the top cities in Serbia. 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 Serbia

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Belgrade 85
2nd Novi Sad 70
3rd Niš 63

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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Prices recently added

  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Belgrade costs 3,000 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Belgrade costs 12,000 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Belgrade costs 30,000 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Belgrade costs 60,000 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Belgrade costs 15,000 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Belgrade costs 50,000 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Belgrade costs 118,000 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Belgrade costs 1,300 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Belgrade costs 2,000 Дин. (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Zrenjanin costs 100 Дин. (3 days ago)