Cost of Living in Belgrade

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 37.78
Rent Index: 10.00
Groceries Index: 27.99
Restaurants Index: 34.89
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 24.22
Local Purchasing Power: 37.91
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 650.00 Дин 500.00-1,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 Дин 2,000.00-3,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 500.00 Дин 400.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 170.00 Дин 140.00-200.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 205.00 Дин 150.00-250.00
Cappuccino (regular) 156.91 Дин 120.00-200.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 153.13 Дин 89.00-200.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 83.60 Дин 39.00-140.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 363.57 Дин 321.76-416.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.51 Дин 33.58-49.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 60.28 Дин 45.36-86.18
Eggs (12) 158.84 Дин 130.00-185.05
Local Cheese (1 lb) 212.53 Дин 136.08-317.52
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 254.19 Дин 181.44-317.52
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 302.62 Дин 249.48-362.87
Apples (1 lb) 39.95 Дин 27.22-49.90
Banana (1 lb) 60.28 Дин 45.36-70.31
Oranges (1 lb) 50.11 Дин 40.82-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 51.91 Дин 29.48-86.18
Potato (1 lb) 23.86 Дин 18.14-36.29
Onion (1 lb) 23.15 Дин 18.14-31.75
Lettuce (1 head) 49.75 Дин 30.00-70.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 50.07 Дин 40.00-60.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 450.00 Дин 300.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 70.17 Дин 50.00-90.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 100.97 Дин 80.00-150.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 270.00 Дин 250.00-300.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 89.00 Дин 89.00-90.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,225.00 Дин 3,000.00-3,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 170.00 Дин 170.00-180.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 112.65 Дин 104.61-160.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 750.00 Дин 750.00-750.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 537.50 Дин 503.46-579.17
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,906,500.00 Дин 1,800,000.00-2,474,760.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,054,981.05 Дин 1,900,000.00-2,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 14,992.35 Дин 10,200.00-19,359.24
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 11.06 Дин 8.00-15.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,663.12 Дин 1,300.00-2,300.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,846.33 Дин 2,000.00-4,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,104.17 Дин 600.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 450.00 Дин 380.00-520.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 35,319.67 Дин 29,000.00-55,515.46
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,007,731.83 Дин 700,000.00-1,110,309.11
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,552.83 Дин 4,000.00-11,900.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,621.28 Дин 2,500.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,376.18 Дин 6,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,719.09 Дин 6,500.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 35,402.85 Дин 25,000.00-49,347.07
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 22,490.27 Дин 18,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 64,100.90 Дин 43,750.00-100,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 38,271.73 Дин 30,000.00-50,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 23,647.41 Дин 18,580.45-28,652.84
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 12,698.10 Дин 10,033.44-16,722.41
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 44,928.27 Дин
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.93 3.20-5.00

Prices in Belgrade, Serbia

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Last update: April, 2017
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Cost of living in Belgrade is 62.22% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 445.43$ (50,501.11Дин) and for four person family at 1,503.78$ (170,490.68Дин) (without rent).
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53 Comments so far

#IvanI on Dec 31, 2016 :
try or for general work

yeah, 100k should be enough for 10 days, no problem.

Belgrade is really not that expensive if you have an average European salary. Problem is, most of the residents don't - average net salary is ~500e, maybe even lower.

I don't know about the "living like a god" part, though. My current salary is ~1850e; and yeah, it's true, i can save like 900e per month, no problem. But that's because I really don't have anything to spend it on. There is only so much that you can do in this city, it gets boring rather quickly. City is not that great, it's dirty and people are mean, rude and frustrated (unless you are a stranger, they have a fetish for strangers for some reason). People is Hamburg, where I lived before, are much friendlier, but the city is more expensive.
#mohamed on Dec 27, 2016 :
hello every body is there any website offer job in serbia ?
#Yousuf on Dec 07, 2016 :
How much would my total expense in serbia be for 10 days of visit? Is 100,000 dinars enough or do i need more? I this includes just my expense excluding my residence. Just whoring around and weed with food. Anyone please?
#Ivan on Aug 31, 2016 :
Ai its hard.There will be many unreal prices.So you need to low price.. 49M2 in city centre is 95000e, 49m2 in pheriphery is 49000e..
#Al on Aug 22, 2016 :
I was wondering...How much does it costs to buy an apartment or a single family house in Belgrade?
Is it easy to buy if you are a tourist in Belgrade?
#ivand. on Aug 21, 2016 :

For 1000e you can live like a god.If you rent a flat, if you want to live in centre, rent cost 200-300 euros ( small flat ) + 100-150 euros for Utilities.For one person, without rent and without parties every night, can live in Belgrade for 250-350 euros.If you want to go to suburb ( which is 1000% better), you can save on rent because on suburb you can rent a flat 50 square meters for 100-150 euros.I mean, families in Belgrade live with 500-600 euros ( four person without rent )...
#uros on Aug 21, 2016 :

I recomendate you to rent an apartment in part of Belgrade called Vidikovac.It's nice part of town with many trees, parks, resturants, caffe...It has bus lines: 23 - each 4 min, 53 - each 6 min, 89 each 10 min.And near Vidikovac stop bus 37 which goes each 6-7 min, I think that 37 go near Viline Vode.For 200 euros per month, you can rent a 90 square meters apartment in Vidikovac ( renovated ).In Vidikovac, you can rent a flat 37 sq. meters 150 euros.Bus 37 need 35 min from Vidikovac to Viline Vode.But if you want to be near city, you should try to find a flat on Banovo Brdo.It's great too, and it has over 10 bus lines + tramway lines.Its 15 min from Trg Republike with bus.On Banovo Brdo, you can rent a flat 42 sq. meters ( luxury ) 200 euros.
#FX27 on Jul 31, 2016 :
Everybody I need a bit help form you,
I need to find myself a appartment in BG, my working place is at Viline Vode, I am looking for appartement in the range of 30-45 square meteres and am ready to spend 200-250euros per month.
Any help is appriciated.
#kfx on Jul 31, 2016 :
is a base salary of 1000eur net plus bonus(cca 500eur)enough to live in BG, I am single?
#Anonymous on Jul 27, 2016 :
#Anonymous thanks for your respond. So, 700 euros is ok and as I saw you conversations, that includes also monthly rent flat?
#Anonymous on Jul 26, 2016 :
#optimist Definitely, I'm living on less than 67000 dinars a month in the center of the city. 700 euros is 86392 dinars
#Optimist on Jul 26, 2016 :
Is it enough 700 euros salary for living costs in Belgrade? Thank you in advance guys! :)
#Anonymous on Jun 16, 2016 :
filip i am renting an apartment in stari grad for 180 euros a month
#Logan on Jun 05, 2016 :

There's no way you're looking at apartments affordable by the average Serb. Consider that the average salary in Serbia is roughly $450 ( I can find hundreds of 120-220 euro apartments.
#Anonymous on Jun 04, 2016 :
#Filip that's for a luxury/huge apartment. If you're paying over 200 euros for an apartment as a single person in Belgrade you're paying for space you don't need or you're getting scammed. Search on serbian listings for apartments and you'll find decent one person apartments in stari grad/novi beograd for 200 euros or under.
#Filip on May 31, 2016 :
Guys, you claim 350eur flat and bills... well in the part of the city I did check recently (Kalenic) nice apartment is 400eur + bills... and it is not in the city center! Data at this page is more or less correct.
#Anonymous on May 30, 2016 :
#Marko gives a HUGE overestimation

Unless you're getting ripped off or renting a luxury apartment rent will be around 150-200 euros in the center, depending on your needs. A single room apartment (which is all you're going to need unless you plan on staying in it for a majority of the time) in the center will be around 170 eur. Bills will be 50-100 eur depending on the size of the apartment.

300 eur for food is ridiculous unless you're exclusively eating out every day. Most expats/foreigners spend maybe 4-5 euros a day on food and that's with eating the more pricey food. Maybe 180 eur with a few nights of eating out.

300 euros for other expenses is way too high unless you want a car, which you definitely won't need in Belgrade.
#marko on May 30, 2016 :
one more thing, try to avoid taxi as much as possible, it is not that cheap, plus if you speak english there is a great chance they will rip you off...
#marko on May 30, 2016 :
This is all outdated. I checked for real estate in serbia, also average salary on national bureau and prices of flats decreased a little bit, while the cost of food increased.

-rent and bills 350 eur a month

-food 300 eur a month

-300 eur for other expenses

With 1k you will live like a king, and would not have to worry about anything...
#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.:)))