Cost of living in Slovakia

Summary of cost of living in Slovakia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,694
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,307
  • Slovakia is the 4th most expensive country in Eastern Europe (4 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Slovakia is cheaper than in 51% of countries in the World (48 out of 94)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €5.92
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €2.99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.67
12 eggs, large €1.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.48
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.05
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €0.77
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €5.02
2 liters of coca-cola €1.45
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.51
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,012
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €591
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €96
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €599
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €79
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €11
40” flat screen tv €344
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €169
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €10
Hourly rate for cleaning help €13
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €81
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €80
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €100
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €80
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €24,454
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.60
Monthly ticket public transport €29
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €4.79
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €50
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €2.44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.76
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.91
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.31
Tube of toothpaste €2.08
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €23
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €162
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €5.73
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €2.00
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €293
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district €30
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €5.72

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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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