Cost of living in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 14KM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.88KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.39KM
12 eggs, large 3.48KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.16KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.70KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.57KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 0.91KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.18KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 14KM
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.77KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.01KM
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 998KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 601KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 300KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 509KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 331KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 176KM
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 23KM
40” flat screen TV 719KM
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 182KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7KM
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 108KM
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 74KM
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 139KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 145KM
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 28,147KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.87KM
Monthly ticket public transport 53KM
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 10KM
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 11KM
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 47KM
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 8KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.62KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.66KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.78KM
Tube of toothpaste 3.31KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8KM
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 28KM
2 tickets to the movies 13KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 24KM
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 66KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.04KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.62KM
iPod nano 16GB 365KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.25KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 56KM
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.01KM
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 563 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

Sarajevo position in our World Ranking

the world
203rd
out of 217
eastern europe
20th
out of 25

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3rd
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4th
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5th
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5th
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1st
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