Cost of Living in Belgrade

Summary about cost of living in Belgrade:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.25 $ 5.21-9.37
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 31.24 $ 20.83-40.62
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.21 $ 4.69-6.25
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.87 $ 1.56-2.08
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.29 $ 1.85-2.81
Cappuccino (regular) 1.65 $ 1.35-2.08
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.60 $ 1.25-2.08
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.92 $ 0.42-1.46
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.69 $ 3.15-4.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.42 $ 0.33-0.47
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.47-0.94
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.73 $ 1.50-2.12
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.68 $ 1.65-4.25
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.51 $ 2.13-3.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.22 $ 2.36-4.25
Apples (1 lb) 0.43 $ 0.28-0.57
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.57-0.76
Oranges (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.43-0.71
Tomato (1 lb) 0.61 $ 0.38-0.94
Potato (1 lb) 0.26 $ 0.19-0.38
Onion (1 lb) 0.25 $ 0.17-0.38
Lettuce (1 head) 0.49 $ 0.28-0.83
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.51 $ 0.42-0.62
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.21 $ 3.65-6.25
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.68 $ 0.52-1.04
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.06 $ 0.83-1.56
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.12 $ 2.81-3.33
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.93 $ 0.93-0.94
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 33.33 $ 31.14-36.45
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.77 $ 1.77-1.87
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.17 $ 1.09-1.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.81 $ 6.25-7.81
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.86 $ 5.60-6.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,776.94 $ 18,746.29-24,995.05
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,328.80 $ 18,572.88-24,995.05
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.93 $ 104.15-208.29
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.09-0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.51 $ 15.62-31.24
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.05 $ 24.64-36.45
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.19 $ 6.25-26.04
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.21 $ 4.17-6.25
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 282.37 $ 184.83-343.68
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,413.12 $ 4,999.01-12,497.52
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.06 $ 33.33-124.98
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.12 $ 20.83-52.07
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.42 $ 62.49-124.98
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 102.76 $ 72.90-156.22
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 386.88 $ 291.61-520.73
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 239.49 $ 187.46-312.44
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 720.26 $ 499.90-1,108.98
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 447.41 $ 333.27-616.10
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 247.24 $ 203.18-331.97
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 136.49 $ 106.43-174.63
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 477.18 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.65 0.03-0.05

Prices in Belgrade

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Last update: March 2018
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50 Comments so far

#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.
#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?