Prices in Serbia are different from one part of the country to another. Belgrade is considered the most expencive city, but even the prices in Serbia's capital are similar to the ones in an average European city, while those in the interior of Serbia are much more affordable.
BUSplus ticket is necessary for a tram ride in Belgrade
The public transportation ticket is about 60 RSD (about 60 cents). There
is a unique system of public transport in Belgrade – BUSplus.
of one ticket for one ride is 60 RSD (60 cents), while the BUSplus card
is 40 RSD (40 cents).
The taxi fares depend on the city. In Belgrade, the fare should start at
140 RSD (about 1,4 €), and the taximeter then adds between 55 and 110
RSD (55 cents -1,1€) per kilometer depending on the rates.
Museum tickets are between 100 to 500 RSD (1-5 €). Organized visits get special offers.
Serbia is known for a large number of bakeries and fast-food stands
where you can grab something to eat and continue your touring. They
offer delicious but yet cheep food that can be found at every corner.
Bakeries and fast food stands are open 24 hours a day, so you can try
"burek" (a kind of cheese pie typical for the region) or savory pancakes
on your way back to the hotel after a night out.
The price of a piece of "burek" is about 100 RSD (1€), pancakes around
200 RSD (2€), and the price of pastries do not exceed 100 RSD (around
1€). The same price is for a slice of pizza, while the price of famous
barbeque – hamburgers, ćevapi or sausages is around 250 RSD (2,5 €).
Summertime chill-out in a perfect shade
There is no great time out in Serbia until you visit some of numerous
bars and coffee shops.
A cup of "ordinary" or Serbian coffee, costs less
than 100 RSD (1 €). There is a wide range of coffees and the prices do
not go over 300 RSD (3 €).
The price of drinks in bars and restaurants varies between 150 and 300
RSD (1,5 – 3 €) for 0,2 to 0,5 liters. The prices of liquors are
significantly lower in markets.
If you are traveling by car, fuel can be purchased at gas stations. Gas
stations on main roads are open 27/7. Fuel price depends on type of
fuel, but on average it is 150 RSD per liter (around 1,5 €).
Hotel prices depend on the city and the category of the hotel. Bed and
breakfast in a smaller hotel outside the center of Belgrade is between
1000 and 2000 RSD (10-20 €), while the hotels in the city center are
Belgrade has a large number of hostels at great locations in the very
city center and the prices for bed and breakfast services go between
1000 and 1500 RSD (10-15 €).
The official currency in Serbia is the dinar (RSD). Foreign currency can
be exchanged in all banks, postoffices and authorized exchange offices.
Photo: Meelosh/Wikimedia Commons
Banknotes currently in circulation are coins: 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 dinars
and notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1.000, 2.000 and 5.000 dinars.
Value Added Tax (VAT, PDV in Serbian) is charged in Serbia on goods or services, depending on the type at a rate of 8% or 18%.
Foreign nationals who take goods purchased in Serbia with them when they
leave the country are entitled to a refund of VAT, provided that the
total value of the goods exceeds 150 euro, and that they are taken out
of the country within three months of the date of purchase.