Cost of Living in Bratislava

Summary about cost of living in Bratislava, Slovakia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.00 € 5.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 € 25.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 € 5.50-7.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 € 1.00-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 € 1.80-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.08 € 1.20-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 € 1.20-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.32 € 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.04 € 1.89-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.54-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.54 € 0.41-0.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.94 € 1.44-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.49 € 2.72-5.67
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.52 € 1.36-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.72 € 1.81-5.90
Apples (1 lb) 0.65 € 0.36-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.54-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.76 € 0.45-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.22 € 0.64-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.45 € 0.23-0.81
Onion (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.31-0.82
Lettuce (1 head) 1.02 € 0.59-1.30
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.65 € 0.40-1.19
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 € 4.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.82 € 0.50-1.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 € 0.70-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.91 € 3.60-4.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.90 € 0.70-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 27.00 € 25.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.29 € 0.80-1.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 14.75 € 10.00-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.83 € 4.16-5.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,880.00 € 15,000.00-18,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,952.31 € 15,500.00-18,900.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.97 € 127.50-276.25
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 € 0.04-0.13
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 15.31 € 10.00-21.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.69 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.81 € 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 € 7.00-9.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 439.13 € 350.00-500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,891.67 € 6,000.00-16,268.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.29 € 20.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.57 € 10.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 66.72 € 40.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.27 € 50.00-100.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 643.10 € 500.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 466.15 € 400.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,046.55 € 850.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 793.00 € 700.00-1,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 326.49 € 278.71-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 240.00 € 185.80-278.71
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,138.91 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.49 1.00-2.00

Prices in Bratislava

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Last update: November 2020
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10 Comments so far
Hobson.Judy on May 23, 2020:
In order not to leave regrets and regrets in life, we should try our best to seize all opportunities to change our lives
Augustus.Claude on Apr 21, 2020:
Success is a simple matter that is repeated over and over again
Anonymous on Dec 04, 2019:
Guys i just had an offer for 1100 eur gross per month ....It's impossible right to make a living with such a salary correct?
josef on Apr 27, 2019:
#Anna on Oct 24, 2018: "hi, how much does it cost 1 kg of sovietic candies". Soviet candies were never available in Slovakia (former communist Czechoslovakia). Those who travelled to the former Soviet Union used to bring them to Slovakia as souvenirs.
Anonymous on Mar 29, 2019:
#Anonymous In the past, I also got job offer with 1100 eur gross per month but after I calculated the living costs in Bratislava I had decided to decline the job offer...
Anonymous on Jan 31, 2019:
I was offered a job with 1100 euro gross but I guess it would be impossible to have a decent life....
MarekM on Nov 09, 2018:
@DMac - prices per 11/2018
Gasoline Natural 95 - 1,36 € / L
Gasoline Diesel - 1,31 € / L
Mandatory motor third party liability insurance (usual VW Golf or similar) - cca 100 - 150 € / year
Optional Motor damage insurance (accident, natural disasters, theft,...) - cca 400 - 600 € / year
Annual taxes for car "road tax" - only for entrepreneurs/companies - usual 3 years old car 2000ccm - cca 100 - 150 € / year

So if you are OK with only mandatory insurance, it´s pretty cheap compared to Western EU.
Anna on Oct 24, 2018:
hi, how much does it cost 1 kg of sovietic candies like: belochka or similar. Average cost for chokolate candies please.
DMac on Sep 04, 2018:
Are there any estimated cost for items related to the ownership of the automobiles listed, e.g. auto insurance, license plates and annual renewal for plates (annual taxes and "tags/stickers" for license plates), vignettes, parking?
Anonymous on Mar 16, 2017:
This does not make sense. Distribution of expense claims 27.3% towards rent. Well, when you consider a 1 bedroom apartment is 397.83 euros OUTSIDE of the city center with an average Monthly Disposable Salary of 924.55 €? That is more like 43% just to live away from the city center. In the city centre it is more like 57%

This is why most people in Bratislava cannot afford to live on their own and live with a roommate or a partner.