When you are moving to a foreign country, one of the first things that you should check is the cost of living. You do not want to live like a hermit while there, especially if you still have not secured a job. Ideally, you would want to be able to enjoy yourself and still live a life of luxury. Sounds a bit like “you can not have a cake and eat it too“, but in Belgrade, it is quite possible. So if you’re wondering how much it costs to live in Belgrade for a month, here’s what you need to know:
One of the Cheapest Cities in Europe
Belgrade is among the cheapest cities in Europe. Of course, the average salary in Belgrade is also among the lowest in Europe for a capital city (around $400), but even with that salary you can live a very comfortable life without any care in the world.
When it comes to accommodation, if you decide to rent off Airbnb, you will be surprised to find out how cheap these apartments are- Airbnbs in Belgrade are the second cheapest in Europe, the average cost being $25.90 per night. If you firmly believe that for this price you can only find a shack to sleep over the night, you are mistaken. These are very cozy apartments, fully furnished, often in the city center. And you can get them for as little as $500 dollars a month. You can expect to spend up to $149 on utilities ( or $92 if you live alone in a large apartment) and $16 for the Internet.
If you buy only domestic food, you will not have to spend more than $50-60 a month. Even if you prefer eating out, you will get to eat at a top restaurant for $15 dollars ( main dish, drink and a dessert). A pint of beer costs only $1.50.
Fund and Entertainment in Belgrade
Coming to Belgrade, you understandably expect to have a lot of fun and not just drink, eat and sleep. Cineplexx is the most popular cinema in the city and you can get two tickets to the movies for $9 (including popcorn and a soda). The Belgrade Zoo has more than 2000 animals and 270 species and it is a green oasis tucked away in Kalemegdan Park- you can visit it for only $5. One month of gym membership costs only $30 ( and you are going to need it once you become addicted to Serbian food).
If you fall ill, you can get your medications ( no prescription needed for most of them) for as little as $10-12 ( only $4 if it is a box of antibiotics), while a short visit to a private doctor will cost you $25.
If you do not have your own car, you can use a public transportation ( monthly pass $30).
How Much it Costs to Live in Belgrade for a Month
As you can see, for less than $800 a month, you can live a comfortable life in Belgrade without even having to avoid impulse buying ( a pair of jeans for only $80-90 ). Of course, this also includes partying ( you do not want to miss out on Belgrade’s worldwide famous nightlife). While in Belgrade, with a decent-paying job ( or some savings), you can enjoy yourself without ever having to worry about money.