Cost of living in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summary of cost of living in Sarajevo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,617KM
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,423KM
  • Cost of living in Sarajevo is cheaper than in 48% of cities in Eastern Europe (14 out of 29)
  • Cost of living in Sarajevo is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (234 out of 266)
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List of prices in Sarajevo
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 20KM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.65KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.54KM
12 eggs, large 3.84KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.24KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.94KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.07KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.22KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11KM
2 liters of coca-cola 2.66KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.11KM
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 945KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 509KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 303KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 520KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 339KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 187KM
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 22KM
40” flat screen tv 584KM
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 181KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7KM
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 118KM
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 69KM
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 156KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 176KM
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 30,778KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.29KM
Monthly ticket public transport 50KM
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12KM
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 13KM
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 43KM
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5.37KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.20KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.49KM
Tube of toothpaste 2.89KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8KM
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 29KM
2 tickets to the movies 17KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 42KM
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 77KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.08KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.76KM
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 980KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.22KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 51KM
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.78KM
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 38 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

Sarajevo position in our World Ranking

the world
234th
out of 266
eastern europe
14th
out of 29

Cheapest and most expensive products in Sarajevo compared to other cities:

the world
5th
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
4th
eastern europe
4th

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