Cost of living in Slovakia

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Food Price in SKK
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 Sk
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 Sk
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 Sk
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 Sk
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 Sk
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 Sk
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 Sk
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 Sk
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 Sk
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 Sk
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 Sk
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 Sk
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 Sk
1.5 kg Sugar 10 Sk
2 liter cooking oil 20 Sk
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 Sk
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 Sk
1 liter milk 8.50 Sk
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 Sk
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 Sk
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 Sk
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 Sk
House Cleaning fee per day 105 Sk
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 Sk
Original branded Electric Fans 200 Sk
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 Sk
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 Sk
Single bed Blankets 120 Sk
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 Sk
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 Sk
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 Sk
Men's haircut 40 Sk
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 Sk
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 Sk
1 month of gym subscription. 105 Sk
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 Sk
Unisex Loris perfume 30 Sk
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 Sk
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 Sk
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 Sk
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 Sk
Go carting 30mins 120 Sk
Movie House 3d cinema 30 Sk
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 Sk
Photo shoot 120 Sk
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 Sk
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 Sk
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 Sk
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 Sk
Spalding Basketball 200 Sk
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 Sk
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 Sk
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 Sk
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 Sk
1 day rent a car cost 140 Sk
Driver’s license 2300 Sk
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 Sk
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 Sk
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 Sk
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 Sk
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 Sk
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 Sk

Slovakia is a nation in Central Europe, surrounded almost completely by land. It is anything but a costly nation, particularly if you mull over the open country. The main special cases are accommodation options in the capital city, Bratislava, and how close to the city center the houses or apartments are.

In Slovakia, foreigners and visitors enjoy the various public parks, mountains, valleys, greenery, and waterways: indeed, Slovakia has 5 social and 2 regular UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The average basic cost of living in Slovakia is quite adjusted and with a normal month to month budget of around €600 to €700 and a month to month lease of roughly €200 to €350, a student can live comfortably anywhere in Slovakia.


Slovakia has an impressive love for good, tasty food with an abundance of restaurants where some of the best meals are served. Even though there are high-end restaurants where the costs are high, that commemorates the quality of service rendered, there are likewise numerous mid-range and modest restaurants where you can eat for just €4. Liquor by and large is modest contrasted with Western Europe, East Asia, or the US.

If you go out on the town to shop in the neighborhood supermarket or grocery store you can rely on a wide scope of numerous heavenly nourishments (meat, new fish, vegetables, and scrumptious organic products.

Interestingly many international brands and products can be found in the average supermarket in Slovakia. All its food items and ingredients are locally sourced, abundantly available in season, and are in no way as expensive as in other countries in the region.


Car rental service is advantageous and moderately priced in Slovakia and moving around with a bike is a superb method to see and appreciate a large portion of this lovely nation so there are means to move around and still set aside some cash.

If you need to utilize public transportation, in any case, it is free for students and in most cases fairly priced in contrast with western European nations. There are buses, trams, trains, and trolleys to enable you to get around, and a single ticket costs €0.50.


The cost of utilities is a big part of the monthly expenses as they are a bit pricey than normal, but this is also mainly dependent on your usage. We advise that being frugal and managing how you use your utilities will help save costs in the long run.

All the essential ones like gas, power, warming, and cooling, for a bigger loft (on the off chance that you share an apartment with friends) of about 85m2, will cost around €150. Fast wireless internet, thus, is cheap in Slovakia compared to many countries in Europe, costing only about €15 for unlimited service.

Rent (Monthly)

The price of rent in Slovakia depends on the area, personal preferences, and the closeness of said apartment to the city center. Typically rent in large cities like Bratislava, and Kosice cost more than in smaller towns and the countryside.

A two-bedroom condo in the city center of one of the significant large cities will cost you around €350 to €400 per month, so at this point, you are likely mindful that you ought to be prepared to address significant expenses for renting an accommodation.

Like anywhere in the world, however, the expense relies upon the size, condition, and area of the property.

Breakdown of expenses

Average Restaurant Prices    
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) 4.75 Restaurant Prices
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) 1.24 Restaurant Prices
Water (0.33 Liter) 0.9 Restaurant Prices
Average Market Prices    
Milk (1 Liter) 0.67 Average Market Prices
Loaf Bread (500g) 0.82 Average Market Prices
Eggs (12) 1.75 Average Market Prices
Average Transport Prices    
One Way Ticket 0.66 Average Transport Prices
Monthly Pass 24.86 Average Transport Prices
Gasoline 1.27 Average Transport Prices
Average Utility Prices    
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) 169.23 Average Utility Prices
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 15.36 Average Utility Prices
Average Leisure Prices    
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.29 Average Leisure Prices
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) 9.38 Average Leisure Prices
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release 6.21 Average Leisure Prices
Average Clothing Prices    
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) 54.86 Average Clothing Prices
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) 27.32 Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) 57.29 Average Clothing Prices
Average Rent Prices    
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center 400 Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center 300 Average Rent Prices
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center 700 Average Rent Prices