Living costs

 

Prices provided below give an idea of how much it costs to live in Slovakia. These costs are only approximate and they are subject to change.

 

Rent

  • Guest room at a students' dormitory: from 12 € per night

  • 1 bedroom flat: from 300 € per month including utilities (in larger towns the prices are higher, especially in town centres)

  • 2 bedroom flat: from 400 € per month including utilities

 

Food

  • Lunch at a canteen: from 3.60 €

  • Restaurant meal: from 5 €

  • Pizza in a pizzeria (300 g): from 4 €

  • 1 litre of milk: 0.80 €

  • 1 litre of mineral water: 0.40 €

  • Bread (500 g): from 0.80 €

  • Spaghetti (500 g): from 0.70 €

  • Beer (0,5 l): from 1.20 €

 

Transportation

  • Local transport (bus, tram) basic ticket (single journey): from 0.40 to 1.40 €

  • Local transport, monthly ticket/travel pass: from 20 €

  • Taxi within Bratislava: app. 0.60 € per km (minimum fare from 3.20 €)

  • Petrol: from 1.20 € per litre

  • Diesel: from 1.15 € per litre

 

Coaches

  • Bratislava – Košice, 445 km, from 19 €

  • Bratislava – Žilina, 203 km, from 10 €

  • Bratislava – Banská Bystrica, 230 km, from 10 €

 

Trains

  • Bratislava – Košice: from 9 €

  • Bratislava – Žilina: from 9 €

  • Bratislava – Banská Bystrica: from 10 €

 

Having fun

  • Cinema ticket: 3 – 8 €

  • Museum ticket: from 1 €

  • Theatre ticket: 2.50 – 20 € for drama, 4 – 35 € for opera and ballet

  • Fitness centre ticket: from 3 €

  • Swimming pool ticket: from 1.50 €

  • Rent a bike: from 8.80 € per day