Cost of Living in Belgrade

Summary about cost of living in Belgrade:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 600.00 Дин 474.18-800.00
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) 520.00 Дин 450.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 180.00 Дин 150.00-220.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 227.03 Дин 180.00-280.00
Cappuccino (regular) 157.23 Дин 130.00-200.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 153.36 Дин 118.55-200.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 101.97 Дин 50.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 346.06 Дин 302.83-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.21 Дин 36.29-45.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.36 Дин 36.29-81.65
Eggs (regular) (12) 156.46 Дин 132.00-180.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 306.29 Дин 158.76-408.23
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 238.67 Дин 181.44-272.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 330.23 Дин 272.16-430.91
Apples (1 lb) 42.68 Дин 31.75-54.43
Banana (1 lb) 58.66 Дин 52.16-72.57
Oranges (1 lb) 54.89 Дин 40.82-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 61.23 Дин 36.29-86.18
Potato (1 lb) 26.07 Дин 18.14-31.75
Onion (1 lb) 22.98 Дин 15.88-36.29
Lettuce (1 head) 44.56 Дин 25.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 51.29 Дин 45.00-70.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Дин 350.00-700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 67.81 Дин 55.00-90.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 126.07 Дин 90.00-160.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 310.00 Дин 280.00-330.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 90.00 Дин 89.00-90.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,200.00 Дин 3,000.00-3,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 170.00 Дин 170.00-177.82
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 104.61 Дин 104.61-136.79
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 750.00 Дин 700.00-750.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 593.58 Дин 567.81-628.38
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,100,000.00 Дин 1,800,000.00-2,384,423.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,948,926.55 Дин 1,700,000.00-2,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 15,616.42 Дин 10,625.00-21,832.05
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 11.57 Дин 7.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,577.30 Дин 1,650.00-3,300.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,800.93 Дин 2,000.00-3,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,075.55 Дин 600.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 Дин 420.00-600.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 25,987.97 Дин 12,000.00-35,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 760,635.68 Дин 350,000.00-1,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,477.59 Дин 3,000.00-12,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,238.57 Дин 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,427.95 Дин 6,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,948.98 Дин 7,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 38,377.67 Дин 30,000.00-53,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 22,872.98 Дин 18,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 72,313.63 Дин 50,000.00-106,690.56
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 42,954.52 Дин 30,000.00-60,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 24,903.80 Дин 20,438.50-32,515.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 12,878.09 Дин 11,013.11-16,722.41
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 45,945.83 Дин
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.53 2.80-4.50

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Last update: December 2018
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67 Comments so far

#Vimpy on Aug 28, 2018 :
Prices Are v different in all serbia,some where water bottle is in 40 local currency,and aome where its 60 and 80
#Anonymous on Aug 28, 2018 :
Just to complete information, you didn't add median monthly salary on the list. The median net monthly salary in Serbia is 38,500 that means more than 50% earn less.
#Anonymous on Aug 28, 2018 :
To find apartment to rent use halooglasi or they're like craiglist.
#Fani on Aug 07, 2018 :
Hello, I will move to Beograd in end of August and I am looking for a furnished appartment to rent by month. Could someone help me? with any information? rent site etc?
Thank you
#anonimus on Aug 07, 2018 :
people, statistics don’t work in Belgrade, most of the people officially earn 200 euro, and in reality it is more like 4-5 times as much because of cache tax evasion, once when you arrive in Belgrade you will understand it
#Anonymous on Aug 06, 2018 :
Well only 10 percent of 7 million inhabitants in Serbia live good as mentioned below. You cannot take as reliable information a surgeon salary because how many of us are a surgeon?? Just take compare of avg. salary and you already see that its struggling! Avg salary as mentioned above is 46,000 and estimate for one person to live without rent is 52,000! That means each month without rent you need to earn extra money just to survive!
#Anonimous on Aug 06, 2018 :
friends of mine are waiters, one works as a waiter “Kod Dace” he makes 700 euros plus tips 700 euros in all 1400 euros, other friend works at “splav” for similar money, and th third one at “Lavina restaurant” and if you are a waiter making less than 1000 either you work in some dump or aren’t waiter at all . Many people make a good living in Belgrade and buy apartments in cache money, I also know a surgeon who takes 2000 per surgery and every day has at least 2 he works in private clinic as maxio facial, many doctors make 500 a month plus have their own fee of at least 4 times as much, ask dentists etc how much they make so you will understand why Ablok almost 1000 apartments bought in cache
#Anonymous on Aug 01, 2018 :
Belgrade is very very expensive city compared to Serbian salaries. With average monthly salary of 46,000 you pay rent in suburb that is 22,000 and you are left with 24,000. The bills are at least 15,000 and you are left with 9,000. That's enough for one person for food max. for 10-15 days what about other quarter of month???

Shame for government, in Chicago,IL with average salary you can make a rent, pay bills, buy food and even save money!
#Anonymous on Jul 27, 2018 :
By the way,
Average salary is 46,000 din but it's average those on top of pyramid are making the average salary high.

It's better to take a look at median monthly salary after tax for Belgrade it's maybe max 35,000 din.
If you wanna live good here you need to be an IT specialist, manager for top corporations, run a good private business either you'll need to work 12hrs a day to achieve "normal" life standards. There's no place on earth that is the best but definitely Belgrade isn't near the best. Don't come here unless you have a job that pays at least 1000eur net monthly or you will just regret!
#Anonymous on Jul 27, 2018 :
I'm living in Belgrade for 15 years, and I'll share with you net salaries after tax for some fields (these are average of course some get more or less because maybe they are better/worser in that field or they work more/less time so it's just avg amount per month for that field.)

Retail/Supermarket workers - 220$-300$
Teachers in public schools - 400$-490$
Bank tellers - 350$
Pharmacy workers - 350$-600$
Bank Branch Managers - 900$-1000$
Post Office worker - 400$-450$
Aircraft Mechanic - 700$-800$
Starter IT workers - 500$
Average IT worker salary - 1000$
Managers in top corporations - 750-1200$
Managers in international(European,American) companies - 1000-1500$

This is not 100% true because everything can vary on situation but this is average.
#Ellie on Jun 23, 2018 :
The salary index is wrong. People who work in retail/shops/factories/etc (and A LARGE NUMBER of those people have University degrees) don't earn more than 200EUR per month. When it comes to private businesses, only people who work in the IT sector can earn more than 400/500 EUR. People who work in government-funded places (schools, libraries, post offices, city halls etc) make 400 EUR on average. However, an average person in Serbia is working for 200 EUR, sadly. Even those jobs are hard to get. You must be a ruling party activist or you have to have strong connections to get a better job. My best friend is a DOCTOR OF MEDICINE and she can't find a job!!! She is working as a waitress for 180EUR a month! And she ghad graduated with the best grades. Her family is poor and they don't have any connections! This is Serbian reality.
#Anonymous on Jun 15, 2018 :
Making comment because I'm seeing a lot of scams targeted towards foreigners.

Any one bedroom apt in Belgrade over 250eur is a SCAM, they're targeting foreigners that don't know enough Serbian to get the "real" rental prices - usually 200eur+bills in center but cheaper everywhere else

Groups like "Belgrade Foreign Visitor Club" on FB are where a lot of these scam artists congregate.

The average serb can not afford a 300eur one bedroom apt plus bills reasonably. Use your head when looking to rent

*prices might be higher for short rentals, but 6 month and over they're solid
#Walter on May 21, 2018 :
@Alejandro. I pay for my 5 year old BMW arround 200 euros a year ( insurance, taxes, yearly inspection - registration) . The best city after Belgrade is Novi Sad with strong IT sector and cheaper accomodiation. This city is not far from international airpot Nikola Tesla which is in Belgrade and Novi Sad is some 80km closer to Vienna and Budapest
#Alejandro on May 20, 2018 :
Hello, question, is education and healthcare free? What is the second nicest city after Belgrade? how expensive is a motorcycle and car insurance, thank you!
#Walter on May 20, 2018 :
Serbia is not a third world country, as some possibly paid propagandists like to put it, I could say it is 2nd world country, while Belgrade being close to 1st world country, especially New Belgrade in which 800 euros is average wage. Belgrade's infrastructure can be compared to any city in the EU.
I used to live in 5 EU and 2 US states.

I am the owner of a small company, and shop assistant I pay 500 euros, while car-mechanics 750-1500 euros, and I still have a problem to find them, since really good ones have a small shop on their own and probably make more money on their own.
The city is very safe, and every corner of it is very safe, compared to other cities in Europe.
#Anonymous on May 07, 2018 :

Dear, prices of descend apartments are expensive! But in Serbia people can't afford those so they end up living in some old "grandma's furniture" aprartments. No one that I know looked for an apartment on
I've lived in one room with my husband for three years, working all day 6 days per week, and still didn't have enough money for food after paying rent and utilities (300e). Not to mention travel or restorants - nothing.
Is life suppose to be like that?

We left Serbia two months ago and found descend jobs with our MA university education.

Living in Serbia is impossible.
If you are in your twenties no one wants to hire you because of the lack of experience or politics, and you will never be able to afford your own apartment or car...
Young people are very bad threated in Belgrade who has mostly old population.
Serbia is the third world dieing country.
#Nikola on Apr 29, 2018 :
Nice 55sq apartment in inner city area is arround 200e plus 100e utilities with internet. You can get a cell phone plan for as low as 10e a mont with unlimited calls/sms and 2gb interent. The food is cheap, if you cook you won't need more than 100e. Add 30e for the montly bus pass and you another 50-60e for the occasional nightout and you get to a total of 500e. I've lived like this for the past 3 years.
#Nikola on Apr 29, 2018 :
Lived in Belgrade for my entire adult life, currently I am 29 years old. The cheapest way to live is to share a small apartment with a roomate outside the city center(I mean really outside) wich will cost you arround 100e a month with utilities. Buy food at a big supermarket, cook at home and never go out. You need at least 500e/month for a decent life.
#Anonymous on Apr 27, 2018 :
Nick is pretty accurate in his statements but I'd like to give some extra insight, lived in Belgrade for 1.5 years now and I spent around $500/mo

Garsonjera (one room apartment, don't need more in Belgrade IMO) in the center is 200 euros and ~30-40eur utilities. Bigger apartments are more like what Nick said but maybe a little further from the center.

Food 5eur a day is a good estimate but I've spent less on occasion, KFC and other fast food chains often have promotions for a full meal for 200 dinars, and it can get even cheaper if you cook for yourself

No sense in getting the bus pass unless you absolutely must travel by bus every day and don't have the time to avoid patrol. Tons of people don't pay and I've never known anyone to ever actually get the fine if they pretend not to understand serbian
#Nick on Apr 06, 2018 :
Belgrade one room apartment costs 200eur+100eur utilities= ~300eur
For food you need at least 5eur/day= 150e monthly. Let's take into account monthly bus pass ~50eur. That's about 500eur circa. For apartment, some modest food and transportation. The average person here makes 200eur per month. Basically Serbia is surviving due to its large diaspora $$ donations. Population is dropping rapidly cause most of the young people are leaving for the West.
#Marko on Mar 29, 2018 :
I've living in Belgrade for 10 years and this city is good for life if you speak fluent English and work in interational company.

For examle my monthly salary is 40000 din (about 330 euros). Just to mention that I graduated at Faculty with GPA 9/10.

If you don't have your own apartment, you should pay about 200 euros for 40-50m2 apartment.
Hopefully I have my own apartment.

Utilities costs are about 100 euros.
If you have your own apartment calculation is following: 330 - 100 = 230 euros monthly for food.

If you don't have your own apartment 330 - 200 - 100 = 30 euros monthly for food.
That mean that you have only 0.3 euros for food per day. So you can only eat bread every day.
So if you don't have your own apartment you can't live in Belgrade if you have average salary in Serbia (which is about 350 euros).

This country is sucks.
Every year 30000 young people go from this country. That is one million people in ten years, and Serbia now has about 6 million people.
So statistic tells everything.
#Manfred on Mar 26, 2018 :
Hello everyone? i am planning to move to Belgrade in the summer. Single guy, no dependents. Are there any other online resources besides to find apartments? Thanks in advance.
#Luka on Mar 26, 2018 :
#Anny they are ripping you of i am renting a 70 m2 for 300 eu in the city center
#lo on Mar 24, 2018 :
Theo you will live like a god with 300 000 dinars. Most 4 person families live with 70 000 dinars so you have 5x more.
#Goran on Mar 14, 2018 :
@#Anny Why are you lying? For 800 eur you can rent a HUGE appartment in the best area of the city.
#Theo on Mar 02, 2018 :
Hello guys! I have a question! 300.000 dinars to live in Belgrade, with my wife and my 2 kids, is it a good salary?

I'm not a consumist person, I love cook and I don't like expensives clothes.

Is it possible have a good life in Belgrade and to enjoy some trips in Europe?

Thank you!!
#Anny on Feb 04, 2018 :
I love Belgrade,culture, people,real food, they have green markets or Maxi and other supermarkets where you can buy real non GMO food,Serbia is the only country in Europe without GMO food.Yes I agree prices of flats are not correct you should check for the prices.I'm paying one bedroom flat 800 euros.
#Hop on Jan 24, 2018 :
I am foreigner livng in Belgrade and I love it, there is lot coworking spaces, great food, generous people, just these aparment prices are not right. Apartments are much more expensive, don't know why they are leaving incorrect prices, just type and search the apartments and prices by yourself.
#Rudiger on Jan 07, 2018 :
Dane, don"t comment if you don²t know nothing, not every internet page needs to have racist haters like you, first of all Belgrade is not dirtier than other huge cities (lot cleaner then Berlin) there are some really clean parts and some really dirty ones, second "unfriendly for live" - biggest lie of them all , Serbs in general are now quite known as quite friendly people ,especially to foreigners , third Belgrade is not poor, I am sick and tired of people like you because everytime I want to find out something more about Serbia ,there are some people who want just to bullshit against them like they are on some payed agenda. Du sollst mit das aufhören !!! ( I am a German who has allready visited that country for 14 times and I find it amazing)
#Anonymous on Dec 15, 2017 :
well, welcome to Balkans mr.Dane. Some people are actually fed up with steryle clean and boringly empty northern cities and they come to the south to breath a fresh air of exotic mix of euro-orient. I find Belgrade fine, it is cheap, with good food and friendly people. People are very cosmopolitan and educated and love to have good time.
#dane on Aug 31, 2017 :
belgrade is very dirty, poor poeple and very unfriendly for live
#Srdjan Katic on May 28, 2017 :
@yousuf - depends on company, from 700/800e up to 1.5k.
#Srdjan on May 28, 2017 :
just to add to my previous comment..2k includes 2 kids birthday a year, winter nad summer vacation, dentist, you need to buy new phone sometime, I need good clothing for job, weekend are dining out, modest during worl week, and so on... this is price for middle class life all inclusive, few Ks saving a year.
#Srdjan on May 28, 2017 :
guys, so much fake info here that I must comment. If you are a student or very modest person okay but if you want western more or less relaxed life and of course to save a bit a side for vacation or tickets back to home from time to time you will need 2000 eur a month for family of 2 adults and 2 small children and modest car without rent like myself. Bus transport is not ao good but better than before. Most suburbs area are bad bad with bad infra, it is oposite of west, if you have money you live downtown not outside since downtown has better infra. yes you need car if you are busy person that goes around alot. I assume you are not living to eat so for full package of 1 person that wants all western amaneties and plane ticket here and there you need 1000 eur with flat and you wont be living like king, that is perception of student. wardrobe is expensive and selection is bad. dinning out is cheap. technics and mobiles are expensive.

#Scribbler on May 02, 2017 :
Cool website, I didn't even know something like this even existed.
#Yousuf,M on May 01, 2017 :
Hello ; Any idea about the expected salary for Engineers with Master Degree ( MSc) in Belgrade ? Any idea of part time wages for the same
#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.