Cost of living in Serbia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,005 Дин.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 526 Дин.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 313 Дин.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 99 Дин.
12 eggs, large 169 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 123 Дин.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 353 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 107 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 56 Дин.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 74 Дин.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 693 Дин.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 121 Дин.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 47 Дин.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 68,063 Дин.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 41,823 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 17,571 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 39,526 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 25,206 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 9,939 Дин.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,690 Дин.
40” flat screen TV 38,266 Дин.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,640 Дин.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 715 Дин.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 478 Дин.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 10,844 Дин.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,930 Дин.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,696 Дин.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 9,771 Дин.
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,140,290 Дин.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 151 Дин.
Monthly ticket public transport 3,013 Дин.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 466 Дин.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 438 Дин.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,429 Дин.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 419 Дин.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 328 Дин.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 302 Дин.
4 rolls of toilet paper 122 Дин.
Tube of toothpaste 182 Дин.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 429 Дин.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,825 Дин.
2 tickets to the movies 878 Дин.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,113 Дин.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,249 Дин.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 487 Дин.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 190 Дин.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 186 Дин.
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 65,673 Дин.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 Дин.
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,016 Дин.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 302 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 86
2nd Novi Sad 69
3rd Zrenjanin 66
4th Niš 64

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?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Serbia of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Belgrade costs 3,500 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Belgrade costs 1,200 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Belgrade costs 55,000 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Belgrade costs 80 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 500 g of bread in Belgrade costs 40 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Belgrade costs 120 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Belgrade costs 80 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Belgrade costs 144 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Belgrade costs 120 Дин. (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Belgrade costs 150 Дин. (7 days ago)