Sarajevo

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
10/265
Details
Large apartment$400.00
Medium apartment$300.00
Rent index [score]0.98
Small apartment$210.00

Cost of Living

9
26/250
Details
5km taxi ride$3.10
A Cappuccino$1.40
A beer$0.59
A kilogram of Apples$0.82
Bread$0.27
Inflation [score]0.90
Lunch$5.10
Monthly fitness club membership$28.00
Monthly public transport$27.00
Movie ticket$3.50
Price of a meal at a restaurant$27.75

Startups

2
232/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups16
Meetups members2413
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3
Number of upcoming meetup events4
Startup climate scene [score]0.26
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.34
Total number of startups10

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
241/265
Details
Airport hub13
Airport hub [score]0.14
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

5
71/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina/Sarajevo
Traffic handling [score]0.80

Business Freedom

3
260/263
Details
Business freedom54.60
Business freedom [score]0.24
Freedom from corruption39.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.29
Lack of labor restrictions59.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.44
Time to open a business65.00
Time to open a business [score]0.24

Safety

7
150/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.49
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents17
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.94
Lack of guns [score]0.92
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

7
134/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.80
Healthcare quality [score]0.59
Life expectancy (years)77.37
Life expectancy [score]0.64

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

4
213/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.20
Cleanliness [score]0.40
Drinking water quality [score]0.67
Urban greenery [score]0.30

Economy

2
257/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.84
Currency for urban areaBAM
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.24
GDP per capita$9833.20
GDP per capita [score]0.17

Taxation

9
6/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.93
Income tax level [score]0.90
Profit tax (% of profit)0.23
Time overhead to file company taxes411
VAT (Sales Tax)0.17

Internet Access

5
150/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)63.97
Internet access (download) [score]0.85
Internet access (upload) [score]0.22
Upload speed (Mbps)4.69

Leisure & Culture

6
124/264
Details
Art galleries38
Art galleries [score]0.46
Cinemas16
Cinemas [score]0.24
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.44
Concert venues17
Concerts [score]0.27
Historical sites22
Historical sites [score]0.77
Museums22
Museums [score]0.40
Performing art venues28
Performing arts [score]0.22
Sport venues14
Sports [score]0.29
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.54

Tolerance

8
96/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index78.59
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.80
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulationsN/A
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.74

Outdoors

3
222/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.48
Median peak in meters1496.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)528.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Sarajevo are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Sarajevo will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$170$250
$210
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$28
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$15
Monthly public transport$27
Lunch$5
-64%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$15,283
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

17.30
Guns per 100 people
2.28
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Sarajevo in position 178 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Sarajevo

Population of Sarajevo

745,100
347 /km²
226/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Sarajevo

Demographics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Median age
42
Elderly people
14%
Life expectancy at birth
77
GDP per capita (in USD)
$9,833
236/262
Unemployment
43%
262/263

Languages

English proficiency score
56
164/228
Common spoken languages
Bosnian

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Marketing Manager
8.16%
Founder
8.16%
Project Manager
6.12%
Graphic Designer
6.12%
Business Analyst
4.08%
Web Designer
4.08%
Data Scientist
2.04%
Other
61.22%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

236

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Sarajevo

Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a lively city of 430,000 people (urban area), nestled in a valley, mainly within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but with parts in the Republika Srpska. Sarajevo is very tourist friendly, especially in the Old Town in the center of the city.

Sarajevo is one of the most historically interesting and varied cities in Europe. It is a place where the Western & Eastern Roman Empire split; where the people of the Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east and the Ottoman south, met, lived and warred. It has been both an example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance through multi-cultural integration. The city is historically famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries.

Some important historical events in Sarajevo are the 1914 assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which led up to World War I, as well as the 1984 Winter Olympics.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Bosnia and Herzegovina
69th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

43rd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

151st

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

109th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

70th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

67th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

25th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

128th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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