Prices in Montenegro. How much do products, goods and services cost in 2022
This article is about how much it costs to live in a country with the best ecology, beautiful nature, high level of service and friendly people. Prices in Montenegro for products, goods, tourism, recreation, entertainment, social services in 2022 are different and depend on the following factors:
- Tourist or non-tourist city
- Location on the coast or near the sea
- Accessibility to the first line of the sea
- How developed is the infrastructure
- city population
- Distance from the capital
Long-term rental housing in Montenegro in the tourist cities of Bar, Budva, Herceg Novi, Tivat, starts from € 300 / month, without utilities. In the cities remote from the sea Niksic, Cetinje, Zabljak in the north of Montenegro, you can find rent from €150/month.
Cost of parking: if parking is located in a multi-storey building, then the rent for it is usually separate from the cost of renting housing, approximately € 100 / month. If the parking is public, it will cost from €2/hour.
The cost of utilities in Montenegro depends on the season and also the location of the city. So in the summer for a family of three for electricity, at least €30 per month, depending on how often you use the air conditioner and where the settlement is located. Fares are higher in the touristic area. Also you pay for garbage collection, running water approximately €15/month.
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Opening and support of a company in Montenegro
If you decide to move to Montenegro and open your own business or you are interested in business relocation, use our advice and study the detailed list of documents required for the legalization procedure on our website in this section. The cost of services is from €100. Obtaining a temporary residence permit from €150.
Renting an office or workplace (coworking)
For those who work remotely in the IT field, developers, designers or other professions can use the services of coworking. The cost for 1 hour is approximately the same from €10. The rent includes a workplace, a relaxation area with coffee and tea, a meeting area.
The arena of an office space depends on the location in which part of the city you need an office, as well as the area and the availability of the Internet. On average, rental prices in Montenegro are €500 for a small office of 40 square meters.
Look in our "Commercial Real Estate" section for offers to purchase premises for your business on our website or leave us your application with a description of the requirements for office space, our specialists will select the premises for you.
Car rental, gasoline, car repair
The cost of renting a car in Montenegro also depends on the season. During the summer period, a long-term rental is more profitable than a two- or five-day rental. From September to May, prices drop and you can rent a small car for one passenger or the whole family for €15/day. Car wash services from €5.
The cost of fuel in October 2022, depending on the brand for 1 liter:
Eurosuper 95 – €1.39
Eurosuper 98 – €1.42
Eurodiesel - €1.28
Car repair shops offer all the services necessary for motorists. Prices depending on the locality. Important for all drivers: from November to March inclusive, it is mandatory to use winter tires or winter chains in the country (required by local rules), for violation of the rule there is a fine for an individual from €100 and a legal entity from €300.
Some popular auto repair services for passenger cars, average price:
Fitting or removing a tire €3
Wheel installation and balancing €7
Battery installation €10
Seasonal storage of tires or wheels (6 months) €10
Public and intercity transport
From the cities of the coast, you can get to any point by public transport, which runs every hour, and the most popular directions to the capital, every 20 minutes. The fare to neighboring cities is from 2 euros. The cost of 1 bus ticket to Serbia is €20, to Croatia €25, Bosnia and Herzegovina €12.
Grocery stores and markets
The cost of products in shops and local markets is different and depends on how popular the city is among tourists. In local markets in Budva, the cost of products is higher than in supermarkets and higher compared to local markets in other cities far from the sea. In the market you can buy homemade products: cheeses, honey, cottage cheese, eggs, wine, fruits and vegetables grown in ecological conditions from farmers. Always available fresh meat and fish, mussels, shrimps caught in the Adriatic Sea by local fishermen.
In all settlements, home delivery of groceries works well. This is true if you forgot to buy groceries before the weekend or you don't have a car. On Sunday, shops are closed, but you can install a special application and order food from any cafe or order the necessary products from an online store.
Standard grocery basket, average bill, €:
Bread – €0.4
Flour 1 kilogram – €0.5
Pasta and cereal products 1 kilogram – €0.90
Vegetables – €2.0
Fruit – €1.5
Milk 1 liter – €1.45
Cheese 1 kilo – €10
Wine 1 liter – €4.7
Tobacco products – €2
Chicken meat 1 kilogram – €2
Lamb meat 1 kilogram – €7
Eggs 10 pieces – €2
Seafood - €7
Baby food in glass packaging – €3
Cat food 1 kg - €6.50
Almost all large retail chains support producers of healthy food without sugar, gluten and lactose. The prices for such goods are higher than for ordinary ones, but they are affordable and have a varied line for vegans, vegetarians, and athletes.
Corn flour paste – €3.50
Chocolate without sugar – €2.70
Milk without lactose – €2
Protein bars without palm oil – €2.50
Home goods and household chemicals can be found in any large supermarket, there is everything you need to care for furniture, as well as hypoallergenic products for caring for children's things: powder, soap, wipes.
Average bill for goods per item in euros:
Floor cleaners – €3
Powder 2 kg – €6.50
Crockery set for a family of 3 (mug, spoon, plates, pot/frying pan) – €35
Bed linen 1 set – €40
The average order of prices for food (in catering establishments) for one person:
Burek (small puff pastry bun with meat) - €1
Shawarma – €2.5
Confectionery to take away – €1
Americano or espresso in a cafe – €1.50
A glass of local wine - €4
Water in a glass bottle 0.25 ml – €2
Pizza in a cafe (for two) – €5
Breakfast in a cafe (scrambled eggs, sausage or prush, mixed vegetables bread) – €4
Dinner at a restaurant with a European menu with a good view (seafood or meat dish, glass of wine, salad) – €50
Dinner at a local restaurant or cafe (hot dish, glass of wine, vegetables) – €15
Shopping and cosmetics
The choice of cosmetics and clothing in the country is represented by many popular brands from Germany, Korea, Israel, America, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey, Italy. There are shopping centers in the capital and on the coast where you will find everything from home clothes to winter outerwear made of genuine leather, shoes for any season.
The cost of clothes depends on the country of the manufacturer and the popularity of the brand. In any place you will find small markets where there are good prices for similar clothes. Men's and women's casual summer clothes from €10. Brand brands make sales every season and you can buy things with a discount of up to 70%. Look also for Outlet stores, which offer quality collections from previous years at affordable prices.
Children's products, clothing, school stationery
The cost of clothing for children is 10% lower than for adults, depending on the brand and location of the store. It is better to choose shopping centers outside the city, where you can dress your child, buy the necessary goods for school, toys, board educational games. Average cost of office supplies:
Paperback notebooks – €0.50
Pens – €0.50
School backpack – from €30
Children's books in Serbian or English – from €5
Goods for creativity (sets of paints, felt-tip pens, etc.) – from €3
In large network pharmacies in Montenegro, you can find not only medicines, but also medical and decorative eco-cosmetics, products for children, orthopedic shoes, products for diabetics and order what is not in the pharmacy, but is available from distributors. Usually, the order is completed within a week. Prices for goods depend on the name of the network and the population of the point. In small towns and the capital, pharmaceutical products are cheaper.
A standard set of medicines for colds that are dispensed without a doctor's prescription:
Paracetamol 10 pieces – €2
Coldrex 10 packs – €5
Vitamin C - €2
Immunobooster – €8
Household appliances, computers, telephones
In all chain stores of household appliances, phones and computers, you can buy goods with a 15% discount if you pay in cash. In the capital, you can find an automatic feeder for cats and dogs, phones of major brands, and electric scooters. Many stores operate online and will deliver goods to your home.
Medical centers, private clinics, laboratories
Each municipality has polyclinics where you can use the services for free if you have a residence permit in Montenegro and a special medical book, as well as private clinics and laboratories.
An appointment with a therapist in a private clinic is 30-50 euros, the same approximate cost of other specialists: gastroenterologist, endocrinologist, gynecologist, pediatrician. Standard laboratory tests cost per service per person:
Complete blood count – €5
Allergen testing – €40
COVID tests – €10-15
Beauty services, Spa, massage, manicure, haircut
Beauty industry services are very developed in the country. Especially during the tourist season, a large selection of spas and various treatments. Manicure at home or manicure in the salon, this is everyone's preference, the cost is from €20. Men's haircut in the salon €5, women's from €8. Hairstyling prices for women start at €15.
A one-day guest pass to a 5-star hotel spa costs €20-30, depending on the season. This includes access to the pool, saunas and some of the hotels will offer access to the gym, a beach area with an umbrella and a sun lounger in this price.
Gyms provide not only exercise equipment, everywhere you will be offered a wide range of different group workouts, individual sessions with a trainer in the gym or outdoors in good weather. One-time training on simulators from €5. Personal training with a trainer plus gym membership from €15/ visit. Group yoga or zumba class from €10. Monthly subscription depending on the additional services of the sports center €30-150.
Entertainment and leisure
Entertainment facilities for adults and children, especially in the summer, will satisfy any need. Extreme types of recreation, yachting, fishing are very developed. Also in any tourist city you will find excursions with a private guide or boat trips. Parks, hiking in the mountains, zoos on private farms and the new aquarium in Kotor with Adriatic marine animals will delight all members of your family, they are open at any time of the year and on weekends. The cost of entry to water parks, museums, cinemas and zoos is from 5 euros per person.
Beaches in Montenegro are divided into public and private. Public beaches can be found in any municipality and are free, but there are no changing rooms or toilets. Private beaches are equipped with everything you need, including showers and changing rooms, there are bars where you can order food and drinks. Masseurs work in top places, who will take care of the health of your body to the sound of the waves. Entrance to such beaches starts from 20 euros per person.
Thus, we can calculate the approximate average budget for monthly expenses in Montenegro per person, excluding legalization costs:
Housing rental – €300
Car rental – 300
Utilities – €50
Products – €300
Entertainment and recreation – €150
Total per month: €1100
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