Travel budget in Serbia

Serbia: calculate your travel budget

Serbia: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Serbia for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.7 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 818* (80388 RSD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 4.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1880* (184884 RSD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2490* (244874 RSD)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Serbia in 2020

Cost of living: Serbia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Serbia in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Serbia by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Serbia compared to the national average.

Cities /Serbia View Details
Belgrade 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belgrade
Subotica 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Subotica
Lazarevac 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lazarevac
Vrbas 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vrbas
Novi Sad 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Novi Sad
Valjevo 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Valjevo

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Local prices in Serbia by expense type

Serbia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Serbia costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.1/person
($ 4.1 to $ 7.6)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 7.6 to $ 16)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 4.1 to $ 6.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.1 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Serbia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Serbia costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 46/night
($ 46 to $ 46)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 39 to $ 152)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 49 to $ 223)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 64 to $ 125)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 97 to $ 144)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 36/month
($ 35 to $ 39)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 85/month
($ 58 to $ 137)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 120/month
($ 78 to $ 201)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 95/month
($ 48 to $ 170)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 169/month
($ 96 to $ 328)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Serbia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Serbia costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.4/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 8.1)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 6.1)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.4/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 9.1)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Serbia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Serbia costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 32/month
($ 23 to $ 34)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

107% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 33/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 108)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Serbia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Serbia costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 156/month
($ 103 to $ 216)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 24/month
($ 16 to $ 36)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 316/month
($ 164 to $ 478)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 213/month
($ 121 to $ 299)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 579/month
($ 255 to $ 956)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 367/month
($ 185 to $ 598)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 27/month
($ 16 to $ 36)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 247/month
($ 124 to $ 336)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5601/yr
($ 2442 to $ 10169)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Serbia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Serbia costs 49% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.4/ticket
($ 3.6 to $ 5.1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 11/hr
($ 5.1 to $ 24)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Serbia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Serbia costs 6% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.2/pack
($ 3 to $ 3.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 69
($ 32 to $ 124)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 22 to $ 52)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 63 to $ 124)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 100
($ 63 to $ 153)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Belgrade
London → Belgrade
London → Belgrade
$ 274
(fair price: $ 214)
New York City → Belgrade
New York City → Belgrade
New York City → Belgrade
$ 817
(fair price: $ 679)
Manchester → Belgrade
Manchester → Belgrade
Manchester → Belgrade
$ 312
(fair price: $ 251)
Dublin → Belgrade
Dublin → Belgrade
Dublin → Belgrade
$ 290
(fair price: $ 237)
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
$ 973
(fair price: $ 878)
Los Angeles → Belgrade
Los Angeles  → Belgrade
Los Angeles  → Belgrade
$ 1023
(fair price: $ 808)
Edinburgh → Belgrade
Edinburgh → Belgrade
Edinburgh → Belgrade
$ 342
(fair price: $ 267)
Sydney → Belgrade
Sydney → Belgrade
Sydney → Belgrade
$ 1372
(fair price: $ 1194)
Melbourne → Belgrade
Melbourne → Belgrade
Melbourne → Belgrade
$ 1315
(fair price: $ 1144)
Perth → Belgrade
Perth → Belgrade
Perth → Belgrade
$ 1314
(fair price: $ 1169)
Montreal → Belgrade
Montreal → Belgrade
Montreal → Belgrade
$ 980
(fair price: $ 891)

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About the information on the cost of living in Serbia

The information about the cost of living in Serbia shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Serbia updated on 18-01-2020.

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