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:

  • $ 41 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 990* (97272 RSD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 54 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 8 per person
  • $ 5.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1724* (169316 RSD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2687* (263998 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 2023

Cost of living: Serbia VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Serbia in 2023 is 45% less than 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 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belgrade
Sombor 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sombor
Lazarevac 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lazarevac
Subotica 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Subotica
Zrenjanin 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zrenjanin
Novi Sad 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Novi Sad
Bor 31% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bor

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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 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.1/person
($ 4.1 to $ 13)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 10.2 to $ 28)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.9/person
($ 6.1 to $ 8.5)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 3.1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Serbia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Serbia costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 51 to $ 51)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 45/night
($ 38 to $ 51)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 47 to $ 100)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 72 to $ 138)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 165/night
($ 127 to $ 220)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 44/month
($ 39 to $ 48)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 95/month
($ 59 to $ 285)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 104/month
($ 79 to $ 165)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 69/month
($ 54 to $ 110)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 131/month
($ 93 to $ 200)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Serbia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Serbia costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.6)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 3.1)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 8.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.5)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Serbia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Serbia costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2.2)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.9
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Car hire
Car hire
$ 14/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 104)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Serbia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Serbia costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.1/ticket
($ 3.9 to $ 8.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 11/hr
($ 6.1 to $ 22)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Serbia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Serbia costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.1/pack
($ 3.6 to $ 4.5)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 70
($ 27 to $ 124)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 16 to $ 52)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Belgrade
London → Belgrade
London → Belgrade
$ 168
(fair price: $ 130)
New York City → Belgrade
New York City → Belgrade
New York City → Belgrade
$ 793
(fair price: $ 660)
Dublin → Belgrade
Dublin → Belgrade
Dublin → Belgrade
$ 211
(fair price: $ 175)
Manchester → Belgrade
Manchester → Belgrade
Manchester → Belgrade
$ 238
(fair price: $ 198)
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
$ 981
(fair price: $ 856)
Los Angeles → Belgrade
Los Angeles  → Belgrade
Los Angeles  → Belgrade
$ 891
(fair price: $ 740)


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 07-02-2023.

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