Travel budget and cost of living in Serbia how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 794* (78358 RSD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 4.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1796* (177282 RSD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2376* (234500 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 2019

Cost of living: Serbia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Serbia in 2019 is 44% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Serbia in 2019 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 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belgrade
Subotica 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Subotica
Vrbas 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vrbas
Valjevo 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Valjevo
Zrenjanin 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zrenjanin
Sremska Mitrovica 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sremska Mitrovica
Novi Sad 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Novi Sad

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Local prices in Serbia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Serbia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Serbia costs 53% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.1 to $ 7)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 8.1 to $ 17)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 4.1 to $ 6.1)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.1 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Serbia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Serbia costs 50% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 48/night
($ 48 to $ 48)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 40 to $ 138)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 45 to $ 210)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 63 to $ 115)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 94 to $ 145)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 35/month
($ 34 to $ 38)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 69/month
($ 51 to $ 98)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 140/month
($ 85 to $ 255)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 145/month
($ 51 to $ 302)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 131/month
($ 93 to $ 211)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Serbia

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

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

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

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.4/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.1/kg
($ 3 to $ 8.1)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 6.1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.2/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 8.4)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Serbia

On average, the price of transport in Serbia costs 31% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

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

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

108% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 18/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 65)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Serbia

On average, the cost of housing in Serbia costs 54% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 156/month
($ 103 to $ 222)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 24/month
($ 16 to $ 35)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 297/month
($ 153 to $ 478)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 198/month
($ 120 to $ 299)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 541/month
($ 254 to $ 953)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 341/month
($ 174 to $ 538)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 27/month
($ 16 to $ 34)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 232/month
($ 102 to $ 311)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6566/yr
($ 2431 to $ 10756)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Serbia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Serbia costs 53% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.5/ticket
($ 3.6 to $ 6.1)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.3/hr
($ 5 to $ 21)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Serbia

On average, shopping budget in Serbia costs 6% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3/pack
($ 2.9 to $ 3.5)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 66
($ 32 to $ 122)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 21 to $ 52)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 61 to $ 122)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 61 to $ 153)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Belgrade
London → Belgrade
London → Belgrade
$ 287
(fair price: $ 243)
New York City → Belgrade
New York City → Belgrade
New York City → Belgrade
$ 836
(fair price: $ 725)
Manchester → Belgrade
Manchester → Belgrade
Manchester → Belgrade
$ 324
(fair price: $ 287)
Dublin → Belgrade
Dublin → Belgrade
Dublin → Belgrade
$ 304
(fair price: $ 275)
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
Toronto (Ontario) → Belgrade
$ 959
(fair price: $ 875)
Los Angeles → Belgrade
Los Angeles  → Belgrade
Los Angeles  → Belgrade
$ 1036
(fair price: $ 864)
Edinburgh → Belgrade
Edinburgh → Belgrade
Edinburgh → Belgrade
$ 352
(fair price: $ 327)

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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 14-05-2019.

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