Cost of living in Serbia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,055 Дин.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 540 Дин.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 284 Дин.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 102 Дин.
12 eggs, large 167 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 125 Дин.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 332 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 101 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 63 Дин.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 77 Дин.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 806 Дин.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 124 Дин.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 44 Дин.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 70,707 Дин.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 41,092 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 17,152 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 38,635 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 24,783 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 8,294 Дин.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,312 Дин.
40” flat screen TV 37,554 Дин.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,663 Дин.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 673 Дин.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 381 Дин.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 9,083 Дин.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,926 Дин.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,508 Дин.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 12,539 Дин.
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,018,580 Дин.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 156 Дин.
Monthly ticket public transport 2,986 Дин.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 412 Дин.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 477 Дин.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,530 Дин.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 425 Дин.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 347 Дин.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 332 Дин.
4 rolls of toilet paper 124 Дин.
Tube of toothpaste 157 Дин.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 424 Дин.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,712 Дин.
2 tickets to the movies 884 Дин.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,350 Дин.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,091 Дин.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 535 Дин.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 190 Дин.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 194 Дин.
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 67,739 Дин.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 12 Дин.
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,941 Дин.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 303 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 84
2nd Novi Sad 69
3rd Zrenjanin 66
4th 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

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Novi Sad costs 270 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Novi Sad costs 2,700 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Novi Sad costs 190 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Novi Sad costs 160 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Novi Sad costs 240 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Novi Sad costs 1,600 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Novi Sad costs 730 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Novi Sad costs 780 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Novi Sad costs 500 Дин. (3 days ago)
  • 125 ml tube of toothpaste in Novi Sad costs 161 Дин. (3 days ago)