Cost of living in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summary of cost of living in Sarajevo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,975KM
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,575KM
  • Cost of living in Sarajevo is cheaper than in 73% of cities in Eastern Europe (11 out of 15)
  • Cost of living in Sarajevo is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (180 out of 196)
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List of prices in Sarajevo
Current as of Dec 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 18KM
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 11KM
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.46KM
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.88KM
12 eggs, large 4.23KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.13KM
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.39KM
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.31KM
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.68KM
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 16KM
2 liters of coca-cola 2.81KM
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.38KM
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,046KM
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 599KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 319KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 594KM
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 390KM
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 170KM
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 25KM
40” flat screen tv 593KM
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 311KM
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10KM
Hourly rate for cleaning help 9KM
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 128KM
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) 163KM
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 144KM
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 30,830KM
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.91KM
Monthly ticket public transport 50KM
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 13KM
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 13KM
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 13KM
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 48KM
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5.09KM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7KM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.56KM
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.33KM
Tube of toothpaste 3.64KM
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9KM
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 27KM
2 tickets to the movies 17KM
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 44KM
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 75KM
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8KM
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.58KM
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4.07KM
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 50KM
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 7KM
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 173 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: December 02, 2023

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