Cost of living in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summary of cost of living in Sarajevo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,709KM
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,443KM
  • Cost of living in Sarajevo is cheaper than in 72% of cities in Eastern Europe (18 out of 25)
  • Cost of living in Sarajevo is cheaper than in 87% of cities in the World (246 out of 283)

List of prices in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 16KM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.67KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.53KM
12 eggs, large 3.86KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.29KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.83KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.19KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.31KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13KM
2 liters of coca-cola 2.50KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.07KM
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 899KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 539KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 427KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 557KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 338KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 279KM
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 23KM
40” flat screen tv 646KM
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 [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 115KM
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 70KM
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 162KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 180KM
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 32,801KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.33KM
Monthly ticket public transport 52KM
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12KM
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10KM
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 43KM
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5.37KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.10KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.44KM
Tube of toothpaste 3.11KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9KM
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 27KM
2 tickets to the movies 14KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 43KM
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 63KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.78KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.48KM
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,041KM
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.21KM
1 month of gym membership in business district 58KM
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.50KM
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 599 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

Sarajevo position in our World Ranking

the world
246th
out of 283
eastern europe
18th
out of 25

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

the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd

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