Cost of living in Serbia

Summary of cost of living in Serbia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 219,260 Дин.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 93,291 Дин.
  • Serbia is the 4th cheapest country in Eastern Europe (9 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Serbia is cheaper than in 77% of countries in the World (59 out of 77)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,097 Дин.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 536 Дин.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 253 Дин.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 95 Дин.
12 eggs, large 165 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 132 Дин.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 482 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 103 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 57 Дин.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 83 Дин.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 666 Дин.
2 liters of coca-cola 125 Дин.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 43 Дин.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 60,441 Дин.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 44,700 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 12,804 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 40,074 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 23,941 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 8,041 Дин.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,471 Дин.
40” flat screen tv 37,836 Дин.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 9,476 Дин.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 746 Дин.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 397 Дин.
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 8,992 Дин.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 3,893 Дин.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,374 Дин.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 9,448 Дин.
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,305,120 Дин.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 143 Дин.
Monthly ticket public transport 2,377 Дин.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 493 Дин.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 376 Дин.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,266 Дин.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 486 Дин.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 314 Дин.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 339 Дин.
4 rolls of toilet paper 160 Дин.
Tube of toothpaste 158 Дин.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 487 Дин.
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,884 Дин.
2 tickets to the movies 866 Дин.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,516 Дин.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,916 Дин.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 593 Дин.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 195 Дин.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 225 Дин.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 64,335 Дин.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 12 Дин.
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,997 Дин.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 332 Дин.

Map of Cost of Living in Serbia


This map shows only the top cities in Serbia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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.

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Prices recently added

  • Public transport in Novi Sad costs 3,000 Дин. (7 days ago)