Cost of living in Sarajevo in 2018

Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s cheep place to visit it as a tourist for weekend or longer. Food prices are much lower that in Ljubljana or other similar European cities.

It’s also not very expensive if you want to live in Sarajevo several weeks or month. Rent apartment and all of bills in summary are from 200 to 600 USD for month depending the part of city, where you want to live. Summary budget on food for 1 person is from 200 to 300 USD (if you buy food in markets or supermarkets).

Average salary in Sarajevo is 1050$, so for comfort living there for a long time you will needed this amount or higher (for nightclubs, attractions, restaurants and other fun).

Prices were updated: May 2018

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Estimated budget for 1 person$BAM
FOOD
A loaf of bread (400 g)*27 pieces, Potato (1 kg)*8.4 kg, White rice (1 kg)*5 kg, Onion (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Salad (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Tomatoes (1 kg)*5 kg, Apples (kg)*3 kg, Bananas (kg)*3 kg, Orange (1 kg)*2 kg, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*6 kg, Milk (1 l)*20 l, Local cheese (1 kg)*2 kg, Eggs (12) *4 pieces
115.69$ 195.25 BAM
RENT
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre*1
165.00$ 278.47 BAM
Restaurants
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*4, Cappuccino (regular)*12, Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle)*10, Big Mac meal*4, Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l)*5, Wine (700 ml)*1
94.80$ 159.99 BAM
Transport
Public transport (Monthly pass)*1, Taxi Start*5, Taxi (1 km)*20
58.00$ 97.89 BAM
Personal care
Tube of toothpaste*1, Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)*1, Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)*1
9.20$ 15.53 BAM
Entertaiment
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult*1
32.00$ 54.01 BAM
Total 474.69$ 801.13 BAM
For 1 day, cheap varriant, per day$BAM
Hostel (for 1 person)*1 14.00$ 23.63 BAM
A loaf of bread (400 g)*1, Local cheese (1 kg)*0.1, Milk (1 l)*1, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*0.3, Apples (kg)*0.3, Bananas (kg)*0.3, Orange (1 kg)*0.3, Potato (1 kg)*0.5, Eggs (12) *0.4 5.57$ 9.40 BAM
Public transport (1 way ticket)*4 4.00$ 6.75 BAM
Total 23.57$ 39.78 BAM
For 1 day, mid-range varriant, per day$BAM
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night)*1 35.00$ 59.07 BAM
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*3 15.00$ 25.32 BAM
Public transport (1 way ticket)*6 6.00$ 10.13 BAM
Total 56.00$ 94.51 BAM
Food prices$BAM
A loaf of bread (400 g) 0.66$ 1.11 BAM
Milk (1 l) 0.87$ 1.47 BAM
Eggs (12) 1.65$ 2.78 BAM
Local cheese (1 kg) 7.55$ 12.74 BAM
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 4.25$ 7.17 BAM
White rice (1 kg) 1.37$ 2.31 BAM
Onion (1 kg) 0.67$ 1.13 BAM
Salad (1 kg) 1.19$ 2.01 BAM
Potato (1 kg) 0.65$ 1.10 BAM
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.45$ 2.45 BAM
Fresh fish (per kg) 6.40$ 10.80 BAM
Cucumber (kg) 3.40$ 5.74 BAM
Bananas (kg) 1.25$ 2.11 BAM
Apples (kg) 0.95$ 1.60 BAM
Orange (1 kg) 1.23$ 2.08 BAM
Restaurants$BAM
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 5.00$ 8.44 BAM
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 12.00$ 20.25 BAM
Cappuccino (regular) 1.40$ 2.36 BAM
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.60$ 2.70 BAM
Water (330 ml bottle) 1.20$ 2.03 BAM
Big Mac meal 6.50$ 10.97 BAM
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 18.00$ 30.38 BAM
Alcohol$BAM
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.90$ 3.21 BAM
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.30$ 3.88 BAM
Wine (700 ml) 6.50$ 10.97 BAM
Vodka, rum, brandy 12.00$ 20.25 BAM
Pack of cigarettes 2.00$ 3.38 BAM
Hotels and hostels$BAM
Hostel (for 1 person) 14.00$ 23.63 BAM
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 35.00$ 59.07 BAM
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 55.00$ 92.82 BAM
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 109.00$ 183.96 BAM
Apartments for rent$BAM
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 280.00$ 472.56 BAM
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 165.00$ 278.47 BAM
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 430.00$ 725.71 BAM
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 290.00$ 489.43 BAM
Transportation$BAM
Public transport (1 way ticket) 1.00$ 1.69 BAM
Public transport (Monthly pass) 32.00$ 54.01 BAM
Taxi Start 1.20$ 2.03 BAM
Taxi (1 km) 1.00$ 1.69 BAM
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 6.00$ 10.13 BAM
Petrol (gas) 1.20$ 2.03 BAM
Personal care$BAM
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2.80$ 4.73 BAM
Tube of toothpaste 3.40$ 5.74 BAM
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3.00$ 5.06 BAM
Entertainment$BAM
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00$ 16.88 BAM
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.00$ 54.01 BAM
Other prices$BAM
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120.00$ 202.52 BAM
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.00$ 244.72 BAM
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