Cost of Living in Belgrade

Summary about cost of living in Belgrade, Serbia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.95 € 3.83-10.21
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25.51 € 21.26-51.03
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.10 € 4.51-6.38
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.70 € 1.11-2.55
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 € 1.70-3.40
Cappuccino (regular) 1.50 € 1.02-2.13
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 € 1.28-2.04
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.01 € 0.68-1.45
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.00 € 2.58-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.38 € 0.31-0.77
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.35-0.96
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.46 € 1.20-1.73
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.09 € 1.36-3.86
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.99 € 1.35-2.58
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.04 € 2.31-3.70
Apples (1 lb) 0.42 € 0.17-0.66
Banana (1 lb) 0.48 € 0.39-0.62
Oranges (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.31-0.93
Tomato (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.27-0.77
Potato (1 lb) 0.25 € 0.17-0.39
Onion (1 lb) 0.23 € 0.12-0.39
Lettuce (1 head) 0.43 € 0.26-0.66
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.45 € 0.34-0.68
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.25 € 2.55-6.80
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.60 € 0.47-0.85
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.07 € 0.68-1.70
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.98 € 2.81-3.40
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.77 € 0.76-1.02
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 27.64 € 25.51-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.45 € 1.45-1.70
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.96 € 0.89-1.64
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.38 € 6.38-8.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.89 € 4.25-5.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,709.64 € 17,008.76-20,880.98
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,909.68 € 17,008.76-20,818.73
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 136.64 € 100.00-180.72
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.04-0.13
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.70 € 13.52-34.02
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.92 € 18.71-30.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.60 € 5.95-21.26
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.25 € 3.40-5.95
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 246.49 € 200.00-300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,199.73 € 3,997.06-10,205.26
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.81 € 25.51-102.05
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.84 € 12.76-42.52
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.98 € 51.03-102.05
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.17 € 59.53-127.57
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 336.90 € 255.13-500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 218.65 € 170.09-306.16
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 656.10 € 510.26-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 398.92 € 300.00-600.07
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 238.83 € 197.52-297.29
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 132.26 € 102.19-185.80
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 491.58 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 2.55-5.00

Prices in Belgrade

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Last update: November 2020
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85 Comments so far
Anonymous on Nov 13, 2020:
No worries covid19 has put the world on notice and it's the beginning of the end even though people around the world won't accept the outcome the proof is total inaliation. However people around the world desperately needed a wake up call, but remember it's just the beginning of much more to come no matter how much others cannot accept doom and gloom being a stark reality.
Tariq on Oct 17, 2020:
Actually I've visited Serbia three times in the last 5 years, I found it affordable, I agree with some previous comments that there is some stereotype or a propaganda which promote Eastern Europe as a bad place, there is many Eastern European countries who have developed and managed to build a good economy such as Poland which is located in central Europe, where Poland used to be in the past and where they are in the present time, Italy France and Spain are suffering from bad economy, I don't speak Serbian but I managed to find few nice and friendly Serbian people who were kind and warm, I think Serbia deserves a chance to develop and move forward, I am thinking with my partner to open a small size business in Serbia, I don't know much people in Serbia but I would like to make new friends
mister X on Jul 26, 2020:
Belgrade is by far the richest city of all cities in former Yugoslavia, except Zagreb and Ljubljana who are much smaller cities.
So in Belgrade you have all kinds of people, rich, poore, etc. but the fact is Belgrade can offer you lots of chances you would not have in smaller exYU cities.
Belgrade has been growing at fast pace since 2000, and during the last few years the city is even faster transforming itself, faster than anytime in history. Many people lifted up themselves out of poverty.
For example you can not find a good electrician, for less than 50 euro per 2 hours, good independent car-mechanic won't come to work in your service if you don't pay him 1000-2000 euro, professional waiter won't work if you don't pay him 600 euro plus at least 600 tips, hairstylist 500euro + tips 500 euro.
Of course if you are not skilled, or independently working, but just a helper of a professional, you can not earn even a third of what I wrote.
I lived during the 90es outside of Serbia, in West Europe and USA, and I returned in 2001, with a little savings started my own business, on the market, everything was lacking at those times in Belgrade, and enterpreneurs who knew how to fulfill the gap made millions. I muself know a few self-made millionaires (from 2-3 to 40 million) who during the 90es could not afford to eat, and after selling some little estate, invested into machines, started production or import of things everyone needed.
There are many such cases, so everyone can come and visit Belgrade, and many haters will start loving it, or hate it even more, it's all up to you guys!
Anonymous on Jun 03, 2020:
CHEAP HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I live in Serbia and so many things are expensive
If there is a thing for 300$ in Serbia it would cost 400$
Krešimir on May 02, 2020:
Belgrade is the largest city of ex-Yugoslavia and certainly has a lot to offer to everyone. People are generally very kind and helpful and I feel at home in this city whenever I come for a visit or on business.
Night life is rich and diverse and the city itself is not mentally and spiritually sterile. I always look forward to coming back, and any turist will probably feel the same way as Belgradians are easy-going people and great friends. ZG ♡ BG Lijep pozdrav! ;)
Anonymous on Mar 18, 2020:
If one man is eating meat and another man is eating cabbage, they are eating sarma on average
Anonymous on Feb 26, 2020:
Average salary in Belgrade is 74,000 RSD / 636€ per month by the newest data.
Nathasa on Feb 04, 2020:
How much paid for a skilled/unskilled construction worker in Belgrade?
Belgrade man on Jan 19, 2020:
90% of Belgrade earns around 250-300 euros a month and that is the whole truth. I dont know where do people come up with those numbers 500, 600, 700?? That's nonsense.
Anonymous on Jan 07, 2020:
A blok 3000 eur. Zemun 2200+ to buy 1m2 of apartment.!!!!
As on Dec 17, 2019:
This is great estimate. I have two children which make us four person family. An calculation is right. I am wondering how regular people survive in Belgrade with low/average salaries and have children. Answer is probably that we leave still in big families where everybody work and contribute for youngest ones. I am working for US companies development so I can afford to have two children but still nothing fancy.
Anonymous on Dec 14, 2019:
Average salary in Belgrade is 600€/mo, and in few neighbourhoods it's over 700€/mo.

People working in IT/or for foreign enterprises, banking sector make over 1,000€ without doubt.
Ivan on Nov 01, 2019:
@#Anonymous on Aug 12, 2019 :
Apparently you are also doing well at killing your own children in schools and shopping malls... Congrats, keep practicing, and make the world a better place
Natasa on Aug 15, 2019:
I was reading some of the comments and can't believe what I am reading. I used to live in Serbia and miss it every day. It is truth that Western Europeans think of the whole 'Eastern Europe' including Serbia as a bad place, but it is only due to propaganda. People are brainwashed to believe that they are better there. On the contrary, their people (I live in the G. Britain and will return to live in Serbia as soon as I can) are lacking basic education and some of the natives speak English worse than anybody who has finished Grammar school in Serbia. There is nothing better in great Britain but the amount of money you earn. Food is rubbish, people are robots who get drunk every weekend in a pub so they can stand their meaningless little lives. People in Serbia are lovely, polite and friendly and I think that some of the people there don't know how lucky they are to be there. I know many people want to leave because of bigger salaries and opportunities for work, but quality of life is so much better in Serbia because what you have there cannot be bought with money. I wasn't lucky to be able to stay and find work in Serbia, but I hope that this will change in the future.
Anonymous on Aug 12, 2019:
My wife and I visited Belgrade May 2019 not as tourists but to see how many buildings we're damaged with bombs from NATO 20 years ago. We weren't impressed to see so few buildings destroyed,or to find out the small number of Serbs that died during the 78 days of NATO bombing.You never send boys to do a man's job.Be happy that NATO pilots were flying those U S bombers and not real U S pilots, otherwise Belgrade would've been leveled and no Serbs left.As we were looking at some damaged buildings a Serbian man told my husband NATO most vicious military on earth my husband laughed and said give the U S military a reason and we'll show Serbia what vicious really looks like afterall the U S military does one thing very well anialating countries and people, best in the world, practice makes perfect.
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2019:
Numbers numbers numbers people can calculate and put incorrect numbers out there all day.Salarys even within the same company for the same jobs can and normally are different pay because it all depends upon skill levels and actually the astetics ie attractiveness of the employee being male or female hired.The anonymous post July 24 is just putting numbers out there but once again calculating pay scales is impossible.
Anonymous on Jul 24, 2019:
Also, 67,864 RSD is netto (after tax). Many European countries and US calculate average salary in brutto (before tax). Average Belgrade salary before tax is 941 eur, which is 110,906 RSD. But as you can see, government taxes are high so basically person who earns 576eur after tax, pays about 365 in taxes (original salary would be 941eur)
Anonymous on Jul 24, 2019:
The average salary posted for Belgrade, is average salary for Serbia. In Belgrade region, average salary in 2019 was 576 eur, which is 67,864 RSD.
Anonymous on Jul 16, 2019:
IT sector brings the average salary up in Belgrade, I'm netting (after taxes) around 140K, and I'm not even a senior yet...
Whatever on Jun 09, 2019:
There is no point relying on any open discussion about Serbia on whole internet. That Country is surrounded by so many "forum psychopaths", that one's gonna end up reading all sorts of disgusting words against anything comes from there, and end up with no conclusion or with the wrong one. I suggest, if you're open minded, to go to any country. All of them are good. Serbia is cheap, Belgrade too if you shop around, as anywhere else, it's high on the food, drinks and night life scale. What else do we need?
Anonymous on May 27, 2019:
I visited Belgrade Novi Sad and Nis on a one month vacation in April.The weather was nice not very expensive either.
Anonymous on May 23, 2019:
2019 minimum monthly wage for serbia is 36,341.60 RSD which is $342.97 USD
Anonymous on May 16, 2019:
Things may improve but it's doubtful especially since many from small towns left Belgrade for economic reasons.If monthly saleries would increase to RSD 65k throughout Serbia the economy would turn around quickly on a positive note.It'll take time if that happens but it won't happen soon.
miki on Apr 22, 2019:
Average salary in Belgrade is about 65K rsd, but median salary is around 42K. This is changing slowly because a lot of people come from inside the country to take any jobs here. In their native places they have none. At the same time there are no major industrial developments here.

Things may improve only when the small towns exhaust their pool of workers coming in or try to get more investments.
Anonymous on Apr 17, 2019:
I've read so many comments on Numbeo and the majority of them are negative as to salaries and different opinions according to how life is.Theres no such thing as the perfect salary, never will be.Numbeo is a format asking others to be truthful about current costs of living, and that's something everyone should appreciate because honest input is essentially needed,atleast that's how I feel it should be.Instead of contributors just putting numbers out there try to make them accurate because it helps everyone.Numbeo is about cost of living not life experiences, remember that too. Thank you
Anonymous on Apr 14, 2019:
# To Anonymous Post April 14. A friend told me the same thing you posted, she worked for Google as a design engineer back in 2004.I guess Bill Gates must have done something really bad with past and present employees involved but she hung up when I asked that question. April-London
Anonymous on Apr 12, 2019:
# Anton Grosic Yes there's alot of trolls here, maybe you're one too maybe not.It remains to be seen the level of low pay which is a reality for the majority of Serbs.Eastern Europe is spinning out of control just as Western Europe with low wages.There's nothing to look forward to even the youth simply because the government is moving backwards not forwards.Painting a Rosey picture as you've done is easy but when Serbs look at their wages the cost of living doesn't match the wages people receive.My brother is a mechanical engineer,his pay very low.Hes been trying to get a work visa for the U S for almost two years now.He's highly qualified,a professional.The U S keeps on rejecting his applications for a visa.My brothers friends say the same.Europe and the European Union should've treated the U S better over the years but they didn't.The U S has walked away from all of Europe and honestly I don't blame them.
Anton Grosic on Apr 12, 2019:
Hello everyone !
I read the 20 last comments and I can say that there are some trolls here.
Of course, life in Belgrade is hard. There are a lot of people who don't earn enough to live in Stari Grad or Dorcol, but it's the same thing in Paris or Berlin or London. Working class works in centre and lives in suburbs as everywhere in Europe or US.
The average net salarys are low but a emerging sectors pay good salarys (IT sector in Belgrade is exceptionnal for example. With a little bit more support from the government the Belgrade IT sector could be the best in Eastern Europe. I think the young generation (20-35) must look forward and they are well educated so they can attract foreign companies. Be patient, look forward !
Anonymous on Mar 25, 2019:
Numbeo gives the net monthly salary after taxes.510eur 600eur to 700eur in New Belgrade net per month? Sorry to burst your bubble# Nicole but I have a professional position in New Belgrade,a doctor of 16 years,a specialist.My brother lives in Western Europe, salaries there aren't calculated before taxes.I don't know which official statistics you're speaking about other than your own.The information you provided isn't correct by any means.Let Numbeo calculate salaries and listen to people that actually live in Belgrade instead of giving false salaries and other information as you've done.My net pay after taxes averages between 480 to 550 each month tops.I know general workers that make half of that each month net.How do I know that? Because their patients of mine and I extend them credit after looking at their monthly salary from their employers.
Nicole on Mar 24, 2019:
Average salary in Belgrade is 510 Euro by official statistics, and in rich municipalities New Belgrade it's over 600eur, and Vracar over 700eur. That's netto. One big confusion is about salaries. When we talk about salaries in Serbia they are calculated as netto (means after tax). Average Belgrade salary neto-after tax is 510eur, which is roughly before tax 830eur. People in western Europe and in US calculate salary as before tax.
Anonymous on Mar 06, 2019:
Hey Gory just asking me if I'm from Albania or Kosovo says you're just like all of the other losers in Serbia.Take your narrow minded tiny little dick down your rat hole because that's all your needle dick could ever satisfy,a rat. Abigail
Anonymous on Mar 06, 2019:
Hey Goran Gory,I'm from Britian and not a fan of CNN.I only visit Belgrade rarely to get 16% interest rates on large deposits I make for 6 month interest rate returns on my money.I've seen first hand how Serbians ie locals react to each other and the outcome is bleak to say the least.You're only defending Serbia because you live in that shithole,no other reasons.All of Eastern Europe in the Balkans are the same.Dreary negative towards everyone including others that have lived there all of their lives.That's always been the mindset,no progression just nothingness they portray.FYI all of Western Europe considers Eastern Europe a shithole full of mindless infidels including Serbia.Look in the mirror and you'll see one yourself.
Anonymous on Mar 06, 2019:
@Anonimus - Man, you are a total idiot and I am sure you know that. My name is Goran, not short for anything. What is your name and where are you from? Albania, Kosovo???
But, even if you go to Serbia from time to time, which I doubt, why you do that if you hate it so much? It is obvious that you are a CNN type of idiot since your comments are completely removed from reality. For you, and those like you, Serbia is land of good , kind people. Inform yourself before you start embarrassing yourself even though you are not using your real name. So, go back to your rat hole where you belong!
Anonymous on Mar 05, 2019:
It's called war Serbia got what it deserved.Obviously you live there Goran but I don't only visited briefly.GORAN what a name.Is that short for GORY? I've never been miserable just the facts about Serbia and their people.Enjoy your war torn shithole in Serbia you deserve it.Truth is truth let serbians rot.FYI Russia doesn't want Serbia either.
Goran Radojević on Mar 05, 2019:
@Anonymous -
There are so many 'Anonymous' comments here so it is hard to answer some of them. But, one of these 'Anonymous' (comment dated February 28th) is obviously very miserable and unhappy with being in Serbia. Why don't you leave and go some place where you will be happy. Besides, your nonsense comments about US and Russia in relations to events is Serbia are so ridiculous. US has inflicted damage to Serbia worth billions of $$ and now they are 'helping' for free??
He said - 'Serbia is nothing more than a shithole, literally, just as their people are, let Serbia rot no other countries care'.
I wonder if even a mother could love an idiot of this magnitude? My condolences to your mother, wherever she is.
Anonymous on Feb 21, 2019:
I'm a Brit I lived in Serbia for 5 years.Eight months in Belgrade and my other time spread out living in different areas near Belgrade.Its a shame wages are so low for natives of Serbia and people in general.Slums abound not only in Belgrade but neighboring areas near Belgrade.Rents are very reasonable in general.Serbia wouldn't be a bad place to live but between government corruption and multitudes of scammers whom openly try to scam people even locals scam each other.I left Serbia last week and I'll never return.The people are viscious to put it mildly and quite dangerous not only to foreigners but unto themselves.
Belgradian on Jan 05, 2019:
As somebody said a graduated IT junior worker will agreed to work in IT outsourcing web developing jobs here even for 200 euro a month for 150 working hours which is about only 1.3 euro an hour starting hourly rate if you give him/her a proper accomodation-a room with all facilities and free food.

Renting a house in suburbs of Belgrade area is an excellent idea for foreign entrepreneurs coz you can put 2 people on site in 2 separate rooms and an additional 3rd room is an official office.That way people here do not travel to work and they work to the maximum coz they have everything free of charge(accommodation+food) and a salary.90% of IT professionals and in my own opionon highly skilled IT professionals in Belgrade are coming from undeveloped small cities outside Belgrade from undeveloped areas in country and they are agreed to work for 200-250 euro any IT outsourcing task with accommodation/food provided.

Accommodation in suburbs is about 50 euro per person per room in 3-4 bedroom house and the food is about 100 euro from cheap online food distributors they bring the food at your doors without any additional cost per worker to fill up their freezer so they can cook and take as much as they want.The pain is you have to deal with Serbian language.Almost 95% of online services are in Serbian and Google translate option doesn't help a lot since you will get wrong translation due to high complexity of Serbian/Slavic language.

So in all 250 euro is a cost to rent for a large 3 bedroom house in suburs+200 euro per IT worker+200 euro per additional IT worker with free room and food provided+100 euro per person for food,that's all about 850 euro a month for a large fully furnished house,2 workers on site per month all expenses.Setting up your business in centre of city is 300% more expensive anywherea between 1500-2000 euro.

Those 2 IT workers can make about anything between 2-5 thousands euro in outsourced IT projects to rich EU and USA countries with foreign IT manager/local company(DOO)owner who is native english/german/french/scandinavian speaker.
Belgradian on Jan 05, 2019:
I forgot to mention if you buy any real estate in Serbia not just in Belgrade anywhere in country it can be a house even priced for 5000 euro ready for living,unbelievable but truth,coz many people are leaving country to EU to work for higher salaries in last couple of years and real eastate prices are going down dramaticaly especialy in east part of coountry,once you buy any real estate you get an ongoing permision of stay from local authorities,you do not need to mary Serbian etc.Many people from Turkey and Eastern Europe and Russia did get an official permision of staying.Then with permision of staying and registered company (DOO) which you can register with just 1 euro deposit/50 euro in settling up the papers/lawyer they provide officianly services to foreign tourists in Belgrade in cooperation with local people,and they live quite well without any work and they make 2-3K euro a month at least doing nothing,just a website from local web agency for 50-100 eur with credit card procesement as a registered company(DOO)and a local people working as a tourist guider/hostess/salons/bars...Serbia has one of the lowest salary in Europe but if you can manage investments here you can live very pleasantly with just 5-10K euro invested with 1-2 worker onsite and at least 1K euro in profit a month from tourism sector.
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2019:
Public transport in Belgrade sucks unfortunatelly.In order to manage Belgrade public transport you need a local people to assist you,the service and quality of buses and trams are out of any comments.

Usual salary in private sector is 170-250 euro a month.In public sector much higher about 400 euro but that's for vip people reserved.Shops,bars,shopping malls,social activities are great.Many Serbian people from smaller places invest their savings in Belgrade's tourism industry and activities for EU tourists.It is a city to relax and to forget all your worries but you must find some relieble and honest people before you come.

A city has many fake real estate agents and fake tourist guider.Be aware of unregistered airport's taxi drivers.

Do not enter into any taxi on Belgrade's airport.

Get a bus no 72/A1 which are passing each 10 minutes.

The bus 72/A1 ticket is less than a euro/80 eurocents.

If you get a fake taxi from airport they will charge you 100 or 150 euro for 20 km half an hour drive from airport to the centre ,once you arrive in centre of city.One of the most bad experience with tourists in Belgrade are unregistered and fake taxi drivers on Belgrade's airport.Be aware of them and do not trust them any word they say to you.

Be aware of many scammers although majority of people if very honest and they will assist you free of charge.The best rule to have a good time in Belgrade is to first find local honest people from FB or similiar social network to wait for you on airport then to come.
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2019:
Finding accomodation on local craiglist is the most expensive way due to high commisions of sub-agents and ads cost.The cheapest way to find cheap and good accomodation is through local people,Serbian students with local friendships etc.One french girl did find a fuly equieped room for 65 euro a month with bills included as well in prica in a shared flat of one old granny from an sticky ad on local bus stop 5 km from centre of city.A similiar room on local ads in that area is adverstised 150 euro due to many sub-agents and real estate unneccary commisions.Get a local serbian buddy and you will see that Belgrade is cheaper than most of African or Asian cities.Local ads are full with scammers.Find a local human conenection they will assist you free of charge honestly do not believe in local craiglist nor internet ads.
Serbia in fact on Jan 04, 2019:
A friend of mine is renting a fully furnished house in Zeleznik area which is about 17 km from centre of Belgrade for 170 euro a month,3 bedrooms 85 m2-900 square feet total space,large kitchen,balcony and a guard dog in yard with frequent bus lines you're in less than 20 minutes in the centre of city.Each room is fully furnished with central heating and he has plenty of trees,greens and fresh air around.Utility bills are about 50 euro a month in summer time increasing up to 80 euro in winter snowy time for all house not per room,but not more than that.In all for =250 two hundred fifty euro for a fully furnished house 85m2/900sqf with all utility bills included in winter time/220 euro in a summer.There are 4 persons there staying and paying each 60 euro per person for 30 days in month of staying,that's 2 euro a day with all bills included.
Finding houses in suburbs of Belgrade is much easier and 2-3 times cheaper than in centre of city.One of them is from England and he says nobody had asked him anything about permision of stay or similiar papers unlike renting a house in England or Netherlands or Germany.He just gave the money to the landlord/owner and he got a house key after 15 minutes of inspection of house.No hassles no deposits no stupit bureaucracy like in EU.He works there as a native english teacher part time 3-4 hours a day and he makes about 50-60 euro a day after one on one english clasess to the local low age young students from rich Belgredian families who are lookgin especially for native English teacher,billed on hourly basis about 12-15 euro per 2 persons by table.His wife is about to come soon.He says he enjoyed in Belgrade for last couple of months like never in his life in boring England.After giving english classed he spends his 50 euro a day salary in Belgrade pubs and sightseeing all day.No taxes on that income.Nothing.
Anonymous on Jan 03, 2019:
Two previous comments look very untrue. It's enough to look up property prices on halooglasi.com, nekretnine.rs or any other local property website to see that in a good location to rent decent 3bedroom apt you need at least 500eur per month, probably more.
Anonymous on Jan 02, 2019:
Average salary is totally correct. Some people need to make difference between average and median salary. Average salary is definitely 46,000rsd per month. There're plenty of people (Teachers, Doctors, Policemen, Lawyers, Accountants, Bank employees etc. who make more). Of course that bakery laborers make the least because it's starter job. Just take a look around, Serbians should not be considered as "poor" while almost all are dressed well, shoping malls/caffes are full, everyone have new smartphones, almost all have car etc. It's true Serbia is much much poorer than Germany, USA, UK but our people ain't living much worse. I don't say there are no poor people out there, but take a look even the most developed countries have poor people, in the fact more developed countries have even more % of homeless than Serbia.
Anonymous on Dec 30, 2018:
I know a lady from UK she came in Belgrade 6 years ago,she is renting a 3 bedroom apartmant in a Belgrade suburb area for 150 euro,in 1 bedroom is a IT professional for sleeping/living and other 2 rooms are redo into office space.

In one of the room a young freshly graduated IT professional aged 22 years is working on IT outsourcing project for UK clients that mentioned English lady is supplying from UK.

The guy gets about 260 euro monthly salary for extensive website admin works 150 hours a work and UK's lady/firm owner is making about 5K euro a month from just that one single guy in IT outsourcing services in Belgrade with free room to stay and free food as well along with 260 euro a month salary.

I do talk just a primer how easily is to make a money in Belgrade and to live pleasantly if you know to deal with EU/USA companies as a foreigner.A UK's lady came in Belgrade 6 years ago as a tourist,but she made a lot o local networks and friendships and she started IT outsourcing business with just 500 euro/400 GBP.She say in UK/England you can just survive with that money for a week or two without any worker.In Belgrade she has a large 3 bedroom house/office and an IT worker.
Belgradian on Dec 30, 2018:
Salaries are much lower than 391 euro a month as shown especially in private sector.

I know a girl working as a seller in a local bakery in the centre of city for just 24k dinars which is 195 euro a month/25 working days a month/180 working hours.That way Belgrade is one of the lowest paid city in Europe but people agreed to work for that.

Best thing for foreigner is to register a DOO(Limited liability company in Serbian) and employ Serbians to work in tourism industry or any outsourcing field for EU/USA clients.An average rent for 3 rooms apartments that can be easily remande into working office is just 150-180 euro a month.Bills are about 50-60 euro in summer,100 euro in winter.

With 1 worker and and an working premises of about 50-60 m2 a foreigner(s) has a fully working firm/company in Europe for just 200+200=400 euro a month all together.

Unbelievable but truth.

Do not trust local lawyers or consultancy firms ever.Find a local educated person from a local universities they are many or from any local/internet craig list/ads.
Belgradian on Dec 30, 2018:
Prices for renting in Belgrade do vary a lot.Local people can easily find a 30 square meters furnished apartmant in a suburbs area about 15-20 km from center of the city for just 100 euro without bills.The cheapest way to rent anything in Belgrade is a room or house in suburbs,you just pay rent 100-120 euro and the bills are small indeed about 30-40 euro for electricity,water and internet/wi-fi.

Centre of city is horribly expensive for rent and is almost reserved for tourists.The prices shown in list abour rents are a bit high.The more you go from center of the city the cheaper sometimes 2-3 times than numbers shown.

Hostle industry is booming.I had a friend in centre of Belgrade she is the owner of several hostels.If you rent an apparmtent for your self alone it can goes up to 30-35 euro a day.If you rent a bed you can find in for 5 euro a day.

She rents a bed for 5 euro a night.Belgrade is quite cheap if you know local people to assist you.Stay away from wild unregistered taxi drivers from local airport at any price.

Never jump into any taxi from airport a usually fee will be about 100 euro although official price is just 15-20 euro.Use bus no.72 or A1 the difference is about 10-15 minutes and it cost just 89 dinars/0.8 euro bus ticket for 20 km long way from airport to the centre.

All these prices shown are for people who come straight away.Knowing local people will help you a lot.I personaly live with 200-250 euro a month in Belgrade single.120 euro for a fully furnished 35 m2 in a suburb with all bills included,dialy expenses for food are about 2-3 euro per person if you are not food lover and if you do not eat like a pig.

Belgrade is one the cheapest capital in Europe but you must be carefuly do not trust anybody 100%.Tourism is huge here and many people from small cities in Serbia are coming to Belgrade to work in tourism industry.

Public transport is a pain one of the worst in Europe rent a car of find a a local driver.Anything else is ok.Good bars,shops,people,very cheap 1st class medical and dental services,I know many people from USA and Western Europe coming here for surgery and dental services,they say it is up to 90% cheaper than in their countries.
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 nekretnine.rs 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:
#Hop

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 cityexpert.com
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 cityexpert.rs 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 cityexpert.rs 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 https://cityexpert.rs/en 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.

Stay
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:
#mohamed
try http://www.infostud.com/ or https://www.halooglasi.com/posao for general work

#Yousuf
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?