Cost of living in Serbia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 953 Дин.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 512 Дин.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 320 Дин.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 99 Дин.
12 eggs, large 182 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 133 Дин.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 358 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 109 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 55 Дин.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 74 Дин.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 691 Дин.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 124 Дин.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 52 Дин.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 74,733 Дин.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 43,687 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 16,628 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 41,675 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 25,564 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 10,433 Дин.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,989 Дин.
40” flat screen TV 41,001 Дин.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,958 Дин.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 669 Дин.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 377 Дин.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 11,638 Дин.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,710 Дин.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 11,128 Дин.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 11,200 Дин.
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,311,400 Дин.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 147 Дин.
Monthly ticket public transport 3,151 Дин.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 436 Дин.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 447 Дин.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,173 Дин.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 334 Дин.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 316 Дин.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 341 Дин.
4 rolls of toilet paper 127 Дин.
Tube of toothpaste 228 Дин.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 445 Дин.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,911 Дин.
2 tickets to the movies 922 Дин.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,841 Дин.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,118 Дин.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 483 Дин.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 198 Дин.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 217 Дин.
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 70,973 Дин.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 Дин.
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,178 Дин.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 287 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.

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 87
2nd Novi Sad 69
3rd Zrenjanin 67
4th Niš 62

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 Serbia? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 kg of rice in Novi Sad costs 110 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Novi Sad costs 50 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Novi Sad costs 130 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Novi Sad costs 500 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Novi Sad costs 60 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Novi Sad costs 79 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Novi Sad costs 100 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Novi Sad costs 360 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Novi Sad costs 120 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Novi Sad costs 160 Дин. (7 days ago)