Cost of living in Serbia

Summary of cost of living in Serbia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 221,150 Дин.
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 95,767 Дин.
  • Serbia is the 4th cheapest country in Eastern Europe (13 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Serbia is cheaper than in 79% of countries in the World (67 out of 85)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,070 Дин.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 550 Дин.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 296 Дин.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 102 Дин.
12 eggs, large 169 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 149 Дин.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 397 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 92 Дин.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 66 Дин.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 74 Дин.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 656 Дин.
2 liters of coca-cola 125 Дин.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 43 Дин.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 63,662 Дин.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 45,616 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 12,638 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 40,974 Дин.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 24,649 Дин.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 9,278 Дин.
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,558 Дин.
40” flat screen tv 38,370 Дин.
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,297 Дин.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 646 Дин.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 415 Дин.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 7,922 Дин.
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 3,795 Дин.
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,881 Дин.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 10,763 Дин.
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,993,150 Дин.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 149 Дин.
Monthly ticket public transport 2,780 Дин.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 448 Дин.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 459 Дин.
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,555 Дин.
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 273 Дин.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 346 Дин.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 324 Дин.
4 rolls of toilet paper 147 Дин.
Tube of toothpaste 171 Дин.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 422 Дин.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,950 Дин.
2 tickets to the movies 836 Дин.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,600 Дин.
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,963 Дин.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 471 Дин.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 172 Дин.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 213 Дин.
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 62,026 Дин.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 Дин.
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,692 Дин.
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 325 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:
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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