Cost of living and shopping


The cost of living will vary according to individual needs and your life style.

Living in a rented apartment is somewhat more expensive than living in a dormitory, but has other advantages. Rent for a flat costs between 100-300 EUR/month, depending on the size and the city area. Additional expenses for utilities (heating, water, electricity, garbage disposal, telephone, cable TV and internet) range from 30 to 100 EUR, again, depending on the size of the apartment.

Food and beverages costs are about the same as in most EU countries. Local grocery stores (usually the smaller ones) can be more expensive, so for bigger shopping you are advised to go to bigger supermarkets such as Maxi, Tempo, Idea, Trnava promet, DIS market and Roda, since these offer considerably lower prices and special promotions.

If you are not into cooking, eating out is also a possibility. There are numerous restaurants, bakeries and cafés where you can eat for around 3-6 EUR or less. Most places will also offer a vegetarian menu, though meat dishes are quite dominant in the Serbian cuisine. In average you will need around 350-450 EUR to cover your basic living expenses (rent, food and living).


You can find them in every part of the city and most of them offer a wide variety of groceries and other everyday necessities.
Some of the best equipped markets are: Maxi, Tempo, Idea, Roda, Trnava promet and DIS market.

Shopping centres:
Kragujevac Plaza

Working hours:
every day from 10.00 until 22.00h
TPC Radnički

Address: Strreet 27. Mart No. 19
Working hours: Mon-Fri 08-20h, Sat 08-15h

Working hours:
24 hours (but not all shops)
TPC City Passage

Address: Kneginje Ljubice bb
Working hours: Mon-Fri 08-20h, Sat 08-15h
Roda centar Kragujevac

Working hours:
every day from 08.00 until 22.00h
TC Šumadija

Address: Miloja Pavlovića 9
Working hours: Mon-Fri 08-20h, Sat 08-15h

- Green Markets (for fresh vegetable and fruit).

Working hours on all green markets:
Summer time (from April 1st - October 31st)
Working days: 05:00 - 16:00h, Sunday: 05:00 - 13:30h
Winter time (November 1st- March 31st)
Working days: 06:00 - 15:00h, Sunday: 05:00 - 16:00h