Cost of Living in Belgrade

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 37.00
Rent Index: 10.07
Groceries Index: 26.97
Restaurants Index: 32.22
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 24.21
Local Purchasing Power: 44.27
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 600.00 Дин 493.94-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,650.00 Дин 2,000.00-3,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 500.00 Дин 430.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 160.00 Дин 140.00-200.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 200.00 Дин 160.00-250.00
Cappuccino (regular) 150.54 Дин 123.48-180.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 148.97 Дин 100.00-180.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 86.82 Дин 50.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 353.40 Дин 321.76-389.90
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.49 Дин 36.29-46.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.27 Дин 44.45-77.11
Eggs (12) 152.52 Дин 130.00-177.82
Local Cheese (1 lb) 225.40 Дин 158.76-317.52
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 261.46 Дин 199.58-308.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 289.11 Дин 226.80-362.87
Apples (1 lb) 40.56 Дин 31.75-49.90
Banana (1 lb) 58.86 Дин 54.43-68.04
Oranges (1 lb) 50.00 Дин 40.82-61.24
Tomato (1 lb) 46.90 Дин 36.29-63.50
Potato (1 lb) 26.12 Дин 18.14-36.29
Onion (1 lb) 23.13 Дин 18.14-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 46.94 Дин 40.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 49.56 Дин 40.00-60.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 Дин 300.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 71.93 Дин 60.00-80.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 103.39 Дин 90.00-120.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 260.00 Дин 250.00-280.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 89.00 Дин 89.00-91.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,250.00 Дин 3,000.00-3,390.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 170.00 Дин 150.00-180.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 112.65 Дин 104.61-136.79
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 750.00 Дин 750.00-800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 526.72 Дин 492.10-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 Дин 1,700,000.00-2,442,948.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 15,269.30 Дин 12,000.00-18,214.29
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 10.38 Дин 8.00-12.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,586.79 Дин 1,280.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,787.46 Дин 2,200.00-3,400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,182.51 Дин 987.88-1,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 450.00 Дин 400.00-500.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,961.33 Дин 4,500.00-11,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,520.00 Дин 2,500.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,898.97 Дин 6,000.00-9,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,025.36 Дин 7,000.00-12,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 32,935.82 Дин 27,000.00-39,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 21,805.55 Дин 18,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 61,504.76 Дин 45,000.00-86,439.20
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 37,318.39 Дин 30,000.00-45,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 21,251.46 Дин 18,580.45-25,083.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,851.00 Дин 10,219.25-13,935.34
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 43,766.90 Дин 35,000.00-52,870.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.43 4.00-7.00

Prices in Belgrade, Serbia

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Last update: May, 2016
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Cost of living in Belgrade is 63.00% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 447.95$ (49,706.48Дин) and for four person family at 1,505.03$ (167,005.94Дин) (without rent).
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48 Comments so far
#Anonymous on May 20, 2016 :
Simple Belgradian budget for EU/American people:

-rent and bills will be around 300-320 USD a month unless you rent a luxury apartment. garsonjera will be even less maybe 250-280 a month in stari grad
-you will live like king on 6500 dinars a week after rent/bills, or around 60 USD. food is around 300-400 dinars a day if you eat at home, leaving 500-600 dinars for entertainment or possibly a meal out
-add in 5000 dinars or so a month for other expenses

easily live like king on 620 usd a month
#Logan on May 08, 2016 :
You'll be fine here with 700 euros a month. You can live like a king with 900 or more a month. Any non luxury apartment is going to be around 150-200 euros a month and garsonjeras (single room apartments, perfect for if you're single and don't plan on staying in it too much, or just plain don't mind it like me) will usually be 130-170 euros a month. Utilities vary a lot but are between 50 euros for the garsonjeras to 100-200 for bigger apartments. On average you'll be spending around 310 euros on utilities/rent if you don't rent a garsonjera. Although I was there during winter of 2015-2016, so my utilities were higher due to heating costs.

$3-4/day food budget is all you need if you don't eat out much and eat healthy. Produce is LAUGHABLY cheap in Belgrade. Like, you could probably feed a family of 4-5 WELL on $10/day if you aren't too picky with your veggies and meat. Contrary to at least the U.S. (and probably much of the western world), snacks and fast food are much more expensive than healthy home meals. For the same price as two snickers (around 80 din) I could buy a meal worth of fresh veggies.

I spent around $700/mo while I was in Belgrade and I was constantly ordering out/going out for coffee and buying gifts for my girlfriend and taking taxis. I never went hungry (well, except when the stores and restaurants were all closed because of holidays, but that wasn't a money issue!) and I lived a very comfortable life there. My costs went like:

-Food (non take out): 17% of budget
-Taxi: 5% of budget
-Rent and utilities: 43%
-Take out/entertainment/gifts/etc (luxuries): 35%

People generally don't have a problem over there living with $500/mo salaries, but for western quality of life I'd recommend $650-700. You don't need a car because the bus transportation system is pretty good for getting around the city. It's cheap but barely anyone pays for it anyway, if you're not taking a very popular line it's unlikely patrol would even get on. But patrol doesn't seem to like to card foreigners anyway, I always get ignored by them because I'm obviously an American.

Anyone telling you that you need more than $700 to have a good life here is either spoiled or is not living alone. Just stay clear of the luxury apartments those prices are ridiculous.
#Anonymous on Apr 09, 2016 :
#A girl

After you pay 250eur for decent apartment, 120 eur for utilities (heating, electricity, internet), if you have 1000, you have 630 remaining.... well that's about 20 eur per day, that doesn't reach you really too far here
#A girl on Apr 08, 2016 :

With 1000€ montly in Belgrade you can live like a God
#Pierre on Jul 08, 2015 :
I do not need a car. Simply an apartment in the relative center with internet access so I can continue my work.
#Alex on Jun 25, 2015 :
for food and night life is enough about 1500/1800 eur
#fatma on Jun 18, 2015 :
i am planning to spend 6 weeks in belgrade... only accommodation is provided and covered. i need to know how much money is enough for food and partying ?
#Sinisa on Jun 17, 2015 :
@Pierre, depends on the lifestyle you are used to.
1400 euros is enough for normal life, with a car.
#Pierre on Jun 09, 2015 :
I'm moving to Belgrade soon and I will be making around 1400 euros a month, will I be fine?
#Anonymous on Apr 11, 2015 :
Minimum salary by law in Serbia is around 180 eur per month, so 30 eur per month is not possible according to local laws.
#S J W on Apr 09, 2015 :
My friend just started an office job in center of Belgrade, her wage is 33euros month. Is she being taken for a ride?
#Luis on Feb 28, 2015 :
Veg food is pretty cheap in Belgrade, in markets 1kg of frozen vegetables is around 1.5€, fresh vegetables on open markets is even cheaper than that. Fruits are from 0.5€ apple on open market to 1.2€ bananas on markets.
3 bad apartmant is from 250-500e depending on location, but 500e are lux or in very centre... So with 1500€ monthly in Belgrade you have no worries, it is 3.5 average salaries and 8 minimum salaries... Even with 1000€ you can have a good life in Belgrade.
#Vinayak Sharma on Oct 21, 2014 :
If i'll get 178500 RSD per month, what is average cost of living with veg food.
#Nenad Militarevic on Oct 08, 2014 :
You can stay in very nice apartments in the centre of the city for about 50 euros a day, that price being shared among 3-4 people comes down to 15 euro per person per day. Check teese links: ,
#Sinisa on Apr 26, 2014 :
sorry, this is the corect URL
#Sinisa on Apr 26, 2014 :
Belville is just a little bether than the average, but here are quality ones
#Sinisa on Apr 26, 2014 :
@Demi normal apartment in Belgrade, I would recommend Belville is about 10 euros per square meter a month, plus you have to pay maintenance fee, heating, about etc about 2e per square meter.
You also can rent a garage inside the building, and the shopping mall is in the same block.

used cars can find here

I think generally new cars are not expencive.
#Demi on Apr 15, 2014 :
My partner and i are considering to move there for work for 2-3 years from west Europe. Are new high quality fully furnished apartments available for rent? What are the rents lIke these days in a good area which is quiet yet not far from the centre? Which areas are recommended? How much would a decent second hand car cost?
#bll on Mar 05, 2014 :
Hi!I'll live in belgrade for 3 years after 01.08.2014, and now find a house with furnished,garage and 48 m2 for rent montly 400 € at krunska street. is it expensive or cheap?
#Peter Vujin on Feb 15, 2014 :
I think Belgrade is a VERY expensive city, like a dinner for two would be about $50, that's same as Miami get to eat better food, and drink better beer and wine for a more affordable price. Food in grocery stores is also VERY expensive, gas too, but it's really good quality gas, like 97 octane, not this garbage we have back in the States. Rents are cheaper for sure, and otherwise it's a really nice, but somewhat expensive place to visit. I was *really* surprised and shocked, quite frankly, with Belgrade prices. I guess it has to do with the demand because it's also a huge city, population and size wise, so...demand and supply, I guess. Has a certain NYC je ne sais quois grime, too - without the nasty NYC smell, but...Belgrade's a trip! ;)
#Anonymous on Jan 06, 2014 :
Hi I would like to know how much I would need to bring with me in us dollars to set up living and to find job.
#Aleksandar on Dec 30, 2013 :
If you rent in city center one room flat it's about 220/250 euros plus about 120 euros for heating,electricity,water,internet... etc in other part of Belgrade you can rent one room flat for 140/180 euros plus about 120 euros for heating,electricity,water,internet
#Marios on Nov 23, 2013 :
Hello guys,i need your help here.
I am planning to move on Beograd in September 2014 as an exchange student to the University Of Beograd, Faculty Electronic Engineer for 1 Semester(6 months). I want to know how can i rent an accomodation and what is the monthly cost with Heating,Electricity,Water etc. 400 euros are ok for all this stuff? I mean only for rent, heating, Electricity etc.
#Ih8snow on Nov 14, 2013 :
About short time rent for travelers. You should check this one,, and search Belgrade. There is enough apartmens for everyone. Welecome :)
#Belgradian on Oct 11, 2013 :
In suburbs there are cheap hostels pricing from 3-5 euro a night,in the centre usual price per night is 8-10 euro.To find a cheap accomodation you must look for local online ad magazines like but it is in Serbian so you need to ask somebody to browse and call the landlords instead of you.
USual 1 bedroom will cost you anything from 60-120 euro a month without bills.Bills usually run 30-40 euro a month.For 20 euro you can get VIP mobile network phone with device and 150 minutes free on monthlu basis.Ticket fares are expensive.There's not daily pass only time pass ticket for 75 minutes and cost about 90 eurocents=0.90 euro.
Can of 0.5 liter beer is 40 eurocent,imported beer like HAinekeen,Amstell etc about 70-90 eurocents per can 0.5 liter.Cigarrets are about 1.5 euro a pack.I am not a smoker I do not know details further about cigs but the alcohol is quite cheap and quite good quality.For 2-3 euro you get drunk after 3-4 can of beer.
2 liters premimur lager is 1.3-1.5 euro.Yes that's it not mistake.Only 1.5 euro for premimum 2 liter quality lager beer including imported beers too.Wines are also cheap about 1 euro per liter in tetrapack till 1.5 euro in glass per liter.Quality wine not anything.
I hope this made some clarification.Many people coming to Belgrade just to get drunk for weekends by cheap low cost flight Friday-Sunday and on Monday the got back refreshed.Usual expenses for these 3-4 weekend days with accomodation,lot of good food lot of alcohol beer,wines,vodkas etc are 50-100 euros the most if you're not spender on wardrobe.
Shoes and wardrobe is expensive.Very.Everything else is cheap.Unbeliveably cheap.And there's so many sightseeing to look around.You never get bore of this city especially if you get drunk.
#Sam on Sep 16, 2013 :
decent small apartment in Belvil (50 to 60 m2) with the garage and with maintenance, heating, electricity is 500-600 euros a month, you also have a kindergarden, shopping mall in the same block.

Food prices I think are the same as where you come from, clothes, diesel, etc all is the same price as in EU nations.

You will probably have paid social insurance and health insurance, though I prefer to go to the private doctors.

Lunch, dinner in a normal restaurant (italian) fish, soup, is around 10 euros, and in some more expensive (not bether at all) is 20 euros.
Going out at night is cheap too, you have clubs-boats on Danube and Sava rivers,(splavovi) where I usually don't go out etc...

Some cars are less expencive than in Germany, bmw (for example), but also audi, so you can get a pretty good deal, even making a deal with the price, so it can be even less money.
#someone2 on Sep 12, 2013 :
I have a reason to believe that you received an offer very similar to the one I got ;). According to my calculations, the monthly net income would be around 2500 euros, which is 285000 dinars. It's almost 6 times more that the average salary in Belgrade, so I think it's not that bad... Even in Western Europe most people don't have such an income.
#Mohamed Ghoneim on Sep 12, 2013 :
Hii guys..... I'll come to belgrade in october on exchange bet my University and the university of belgrade...... I will stay 1 month wanna know hw much I come with me in Euro plz..... btw I love shopping and i wanna do tandem
#someone on Sep 11, 2013 :
How good is annual salary of 40000 euros in belgrade?
#Dali on Sep 03, 2013 :
Hello everyone! i'm planing to spend Christmas and the new year (2014)in Belgrade,and this is my first visite,so if there anyone may help by describing where can i find an appartment for 1 person for 17 days,what prices there?how much money will be anafe for 17 days night parties, any replay will be appreciate! thanks
#Miki on Aug 10, 2013 :
It's private school, here in Serbia it means: ''Give us money, and you'll have a degree due time''. Personally, I would avoid that school.
To be a ''social case'' in Belgrade you'll at least 400 EUR/month, and by social case I mean to rent studio, pay all utilities, transport and to buy food so you can cook at home)
#dezarie on Jul 09, 2013 :
hello, I received a job offer in Belgrad and i do not have any idea how i should ask regarding the salary expectation. So i need some help please :) What is the minimum salary to be accepted? In order to be able to rent a decent studio and eat real food :) Thanks
#Veger on Jun 15, 2013 :
Salary (After Tax) 500/600 eur
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) -2 eur
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre -1500/1800
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre-1000/1300
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)-0.67 eur
#Goran on Jun 02, 2013 :

If you want to live as your imagination picture it, then 800 euros is nothing as well. 500 euros is enough for living, unless you want to rent aprt in center with 2 bedrooms. Since you are student, 1 bedroom aprt (25m2) is enough for you. Consider the fact that most family in BGD are 4 members, and 60% of them live with income, joint (husband and wife), no higher then 800 euros. Let's say a 1000 euros, so per person there's only 250 euros comparing to yours 500 euros. Such aprt 25m2 you can rent for 120-150 euros, rest of it is for you. Of course, you will not party every Friday, weekend, etc... otherwise you'll need entire father's monthly income.:)))
#veger on Mar 30, 2013 :

If you have your own apartment in Belgrade,500 eur will be sufficient only for minimum basic needs f you have to hire a flat that you need a minimum of 700/800 eur a month for basic stuff.
#alexis on Mar 27, 2013 :
Im planning to study medicine in the American School of Medicine in Belgrade. Have you heard anything about this school is it good or bad? Also how is the cost for example with 500 euros per month am I ok??? Please answer me someone!!! Thnx!!
#mr.No on Mar 22, 2013 :
I bought apartment in Karaburma for 1050e/m2 last Jun so that is price for Karaburma and my brother bought apartment in Julino Brdo for 1150e/m2 in September 2012.Prices are go down for apartments in city center and New Belgrade 25% for other parts of Belgrade 10%.
#latentno on Mar 20, 2013 :
Correction to below post. I meant 30%
#Latentno on Mar 20, 2013 :
Prices went down in Belgrade last two years. Good apartments in city center for 1400e/m2 are available now.
I bought Karaburma apartment for 860e/m2, new building. Investors are begging you to buy. Unfortunately, there is nobody to buy. Sellers wait for divine opportunity to sell to a buyer from abroad and eventually get tired, but even then it's a problem to find buyer, since nobody's taking bank loan anymore.
Market is dead, prices are down 70%.
#Alcazarss on Feb 28, 2013 :

Outside of city centre is 750e/m2 (Karaburma, Zemun, Borca, Krnjaca, Miljakovac...)

hahahahaaha where you can find m2 in Karaburma for 750....please tell me....price is 1000/1150 so tell the truth and Vozdovac is city center for you ???
You are not live in Belgrade.Averge salary in Belgrade from 350 to 600 about 80% population.
#Mladen on Feb 16, 2013 :
Legend, let me know the phone number for 750e/m2 for a new apt in a decent location.
#Legend on Feb 16, 2013 :
prices of appartements are not correct. It went down.
City Center goes to 1450e/m2 (Vozdovac, Palilula, Stari grad...)
Outside of city centre is 750e/m2 (Karaburma, Zemun, Borca, Krnjaca, Miljakovac...)
#Sinisa on Sep 26, 2012 :
average net wage in Belgrade is 500 - 600 euros.
#Veljko on Sep 25, 2012 :
Prices are correct.
Prepaid tariff
Greets from Belgrade. :)
#Filip... on Aug 27, 2012 :
Come on Mladen, I live in Belgrade and i know that a price of squere meter Outside of Centre is 500-700 euros, a minute of prepaid (vip provider) is 15 rsd not 7 as you say it coasted 7rsd 5 years ago, I use it and in July average is around 38500 dinars (around 328 euros)they said it on the news few days ago.
#Mladen Adamovic on Aug 17, 2012 :
Hi Filip,

you are not correct. According to official records

the average salary in Belgrade is much higher. Also, buy apartment prices are not 50% down, it's more 20% down in the past three years. Prepaid price is 7 din. etc.
#Filip... on Aug 16, 2012 :
This is not true, most of people arn 20000rsd, 168 euros. Prices are not true, some of them. ``Buy Apartment Price`` is 50% smaller now
. Utilities (Basic) coast around 16000rsd (140euros). A minute of Prepaid is 14-20 rsd and median salary is not bigger than 35000 dinar. This is a lie, and nice emagination
#luke mbakiwa on Jun 20, 2012 :
these prices are so reasonable. I want to pay a visit how do i go about it.

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