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General FAQS

Answers at a glance
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QUICK ANSWERS

If you have some queries not covered in this section get in touch with your own question at hello@movetobelgrade.com

WHERE IS SERBIA?

Serbia is located close to the Mediterranean in South-East of Europe and is bordered by 8 different countries: Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia.

From Belgrade, you can fly to every European capital within 1 to 3 hours. Moscow is just 2h 30 min hours away.

 

DO PEOPLE SPEAK ENGLISH IN SERBIA?

Yes, we do. Most of the younger population speak both English and other languages and enjoy chatting to foreigners. Many older Serbians, however, may know little or no English. Be brave in the local shops and try out your Serbian skills!

IS IT SAFE TO LIVE IN SERBIA?

Yes, it is. Serbia is a very safe country to live in for both foreigners and locals. Belgrade actually has a lower crime rate than many other European capitals. Serbians are very friendly and we are eager to share our traditions and customs with new visitors.

DO I NEED A VISA IF I WANT TO LIVE IN SERBIA?

Yes, you do. Regardless of your nationality, you need a VISA if you want to live here. Serbia is not part of the European Union yet, although we are a candidate country.

 

We have a whole section regarding VISA procedures, please check it out for clear and detailed information on the Entry & VISA.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN SERBIA?

Climate varies from the North to the South, but Serbia has a continental climate with cold and snowy winters, warm springs, very hot summers and windy and rainy autumns.

WHAT IS SERBIAN FOOD LIKE?

Delicious! Serbia has been home to many different cultures over the centuries, and our cuisine is a fusion of Turkish and Mediterranean influences, with a bit of Hungarian thrown in for good measure. Barbecued, fried, stewed, roasted – meat is most definitely a large part of our traditional diet, but there are also many vegetarian dishes to sample.

 

A number of vegan and vegetarians restaurants and cafes have opened in Belgrade and there are plenty of halal and kosher eating options available. Watch this space for pictures of our favorite Belgradian food in our gastronomy section.

WHAT IS THE SERBIAN CURRENCY?

The Serbian dinar (RSD). You can draw cash from international banks at all cash points, or if you prefer you can go directly to the bank. If you would like to exchange cash you do so at the airport when you arrive, but the best rates are found at the Menjačnica (exchange offices), which are one of the most popular small businesses in Serbia and found on most street corners.

 

€1 = 123 dinars

£1 = 145 dinars

$1 = 116 dinars

WHAT IS THE COST OF LIVING IN SERBIA?

Belgrade is a very affordable place to live. Living costs are cheaper than the majority of countries in Europe, including rent, food, drink and transport. As the capital, Belgrade is slightly more expensive that smaller Serbian cities, but still much more affordable than cities such as London, Paris, Rome, Copenhagen – to name just a few.