Cost of living in Slovakia

Hi everybody,

It would be very interesting and useful to exchange informations about the cost of living in Slovakia
. The idea is to help those who would like to live in Slovakia.
Don't forget to mention where you are living

Let's compare the:

> accommodation prices (how much does it cost to rent or to buy an accommodation in Slovakia?)

> public transportation fares (tube, bus etc ...)

> food prices(per month, how much does it cost you?)

> health prices (for those who need medical insurance)

> eduction prices (if you need to pay)

> energy prices (oil, electricity)

> common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone)

> prices of a good menu in a traditional restaurant

> prices of a beer or a coffee in a regular pub

Thanks in advance for your participation!

I too am interested in the cost of living in Slovakia and recently contacted distant cousins there.  I know in the Bratislava area, the gas is about $8.00 US.  You can find a flat for $500 - 650/mo.  The food I don't know, as many still keep gardens out of the city and grow much of their own food.  I will watch your blog to see what responses you get.

I am from Bratislava and I would like to help you with rental prices of accomodation in Bratislava:)

Normal price for nice apartment in the centre of the town costs from 27,50 € - 35.30 dollars
to   55 €    - 70.60 dollars

One EURO is 1.284 dollars … =USD;amt=1

So for one month rental (30 days) it would be
1,059 dollars -  2,118 dolars

Hope I helped:)


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could you please start a new discussion? Thanks

I live in Bratislava and I was astonished when I moved here that I get a cost-of-living allowance from my company, since according to Mercer Consulting (see also Bratislava is on rank 30 of worldwide cities when it comes to costs. For comparision, Berlin is on rank 49!

What I find quite expensive compared to the average income are:
- Flats (70 m³ furnished appartment with all side costs between 900 and 1300 €)
- Telephone/Internet/TV combination: about 30 €
- Clothing especially from international brands cost the same as in all the other Euro countries

Quite cheep compared to e.g. Germany:
- Public Transportation: 0,5 - 1 €
- Lunch menues (special offer of the day) 3,6 €
- average meal prices for example for a Pizza: about 8 € (but there are of course more expensive places too)
- beer in a restaurant/pub: 1,2 to 2 €
- local brands in general (food as well as clothing)

Hey Southern-Sun,

Your post was very helpful. On average, what do you find the cost of groceries to be let's say, per week?

And in response to cost of living for all: I have been looking at furnished apt online (primarly using and have been able to find SEVERAL apts under 650 E, some even including utilities, in the old town center, and are all actually quite nice. Should I be concerned that this may be a gimmick or consider myself lukcy?


I from India and will be visiting Hlohovec for 3 months.

Does someone have information about apartments/flats for rent ??

Hi Lionela, :)

You should start a new topic on the Slovakia forum.

Thank you and good luck

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Restaurants    Price
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant    5 €
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course    19 €
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar    3.75 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)    1.1 €
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)    1.55 €
Cappuccino (regular)    1.5 €
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)    1.3 €
Water (0.33 liter bottle)    1 €
Milk (regular), 1 liter    0.7 €
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)    0.9 €
Rice (1kg)    1 €
Eggs (12)    1.65 €
Local Cheese (1kg)    6.5 €
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)    5.35 €
Apples (1kg)    1 €
Oranges (1kg)    1.02 €
Tomato (1kg)    1.12 €
Potato (1kg)    0.58 €
Lettuce (1 head)    0.79 €
Water (1.5 liter bottle)    0.5 €
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)    5.5 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)    0.65 €
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)    0.85 €
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)    3.25 €
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)    0.58 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)    20 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)    3 €
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)    2.45 €
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)    8.5 €
Gasoline (1 liter)    1.45 €
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)    17500 €
Utilities (Monthly)    
Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment    169.44 €
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)    0.13 €
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)    20 €
Sports And Leisure    
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult    32 €
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)    5 €
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat    5.5 €
Clothing And Shoes    
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)    57 €
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)    42.5 €
1 Pair of Nike Shoes    80 €
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes    77.5 €
Rent Per Month    
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre    375 €
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre    350 €
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre    700 €
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre    625 €
Buy Apartment Price    
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre    1350 €
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre    1000 €
Salaries And Financing    
Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)    695 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentanges (%), Yearly    5

Hi y'all!

I am new here and considering moving to Slovakia, Bratislava. So I was wondering how much would be enough for a decent living. I intend to live quite close to city center, preferably renting 1-2 room apartment. Cheers.