Cost of living in Serbia

Summary of cost of living in Serbia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 314,894 Дин.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 151,606 Дин.
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 999 Дин.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 790 Дин.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 394 Дин.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 136 Дин.
12 eggs, large 250 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 157 Дин.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 563 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 99 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 81 Дин.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 79 Дин.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 861 Дин.
2 liters of coca-cola 147 Дин.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 68 Дин.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 125,737 Дин.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 68,671 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 15,092 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 62,151 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 40,526 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 11,355 Дин.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 2,344 Дин.
40” flat screen tv 41,323 Дин.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 15,273 Дин.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 904 Дин.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 712 Дин.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 10,692 Дин.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 5,268 Дин.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,864 Дин.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 14,590 Дин.
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,800,000 Дин.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 184 Дин.
Monthly ticket public transport 2,906 Дин.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 694 Дин.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 583 Дин.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,706 Дин.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 604 Дин.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 521 Дин.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 514 Дин.
4 rolls of toilet paper 226 Дин.
Tube of toothpaste 280 Дин.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 823 Дин.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,458 Дин.
2 tickets to the movies 1,267 Дин.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,799 Дин.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,802 Дин.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 744 Дин.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 221 Дин.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 245 Дин.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 80,381 Дин.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 50 Дин.
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,538 Дин.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 412 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.

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