BELGRADE – Serbian citizens pay for goods more than citizens of several members of the Union, even though the average salary in Serbia is less than half of European minimum wage, writes Serbian daily “Blic”.

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According to published data of Eurostat, food is more expensive in Serbia than in Bulgaria, Romania or Poland. Compared by prices of clothing, Serbia is close to European average. At the same time, clothes and shoes are cheaper in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. The situation is similar with prices of electronics. They can be found at lowest prices in Hungary, Poland or the Czech Republic.

Otherwise, the lowest prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages in the EU are in Poland, alcohol and cigarettes are cheapest in Bulgaria, clothes in Hungary, and cars in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic and Poland also have the lowest prices of electronics, while going to the cafe is the most cost-effective in Bulgaria.

Even lower prices than on the European level, compared to us, have Bulgarians, Macedonians and Albanians, while slightly higher prices of consumer goods and services in the region are recorded in Romania, Montenegro, Hungary and Croatia.