COST OF LIVING IN SLOVAKIA

Living in Slovakia is very safe; Slovakia is a peaceful country, not any more dangerous than any other EU country. According to the Global Peace Index, it was the 24th safest country of the world in 2009 (20th in 2008 and 17th in 2007). Slovak people are usually very kind and helpful. However, that doesn't mean that people should not watch their things. Mostly on large public places a wallet or a purse can be stolen. People should be very cautious when dealing with money on such places.

Cost Of Accommodation in Slovakia

Because of the deep economic changes this country had to go through, Slovakia belongs to the less developed countries in European Union. However, the standard of living is growing very fast and in some areas of social life it is already on average or above the average of EU countries.
In general, the cost of living (utility costs, prices, etc.) in Slovakia is lower than in west European countries like UK, France or Germany. Living costs vary from region to region and are also dependent on fluctuations in the prices of food, energy and other everyday necessities.

Cost Of Living in Slavakia Chart

Minimum living standard (always set on 1st of July)
Person 2008 – 2009 * 2009 – 2010 2010 – 2011 2011 – 2012 2002 – 2013
1 adult 178,92 EUR/month 185,19 EUR/month 185,38 EUR/month 189,83 EUR/month 194,58 EUR/month
2nd adult 124,81 EUR/month 129,18 EUR/month 129,31 EUR/month 132,42 EUR/month 135,74 EUR/month
Child 81,66 EUR/month 84,52 EUR/month 84,61 EUR/month 86,65 EUR/month 88,82 EUR/month

Monthly household expenses in Slovakia (2011)
Category EUR / person / month
Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 64,36
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 69,51
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 9,21
Healthcare 9,21
Post and Transport 42,28
Leisure and culture 40,81
Clothing and shoes 16,97
Others 54,81

Average consumer prices in Slovakia (dec. 2008)
Product Price / Unit
98 octane petrol 1,164 EUR / litre
Diesel 1,173 EUR / litre
Electricity 0,189 EUR / kWh
Natural gas 0,043 EUR / kWh
Rice 1,504 EUR / kg
Wheat flour 0,476 EUR / kg
Granulated sugar 0,917 EUR / kg
Milk 0,702 EUR / litre
Vegetable oil 2,159 EUR / litre
12% beer 0,572 / half a liter
Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2,897 EUR / 20 pieces
Washing powder 3,202 EUR / kg
Children's leather shoes 26,136 EUR / 1 pair
Women's leather shoes 53,665 EUR / 1 pair
Men's leather shoes 58,533 EUR / 1 pair
Men's long-sleeved shirt 20,131 EUR / 1 piece
Women's long-sleeved sweater 25,182 EUR / 1 piece
Train, one-way trip, economy class, 91–100 km 4,780 EUR / ticket
Bus, one-way trip, 91–100 km 4,332 EUR / ticket
TV licence 3,253 EUR / month
LCD television 631,147 EUR / piece

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