Travelers visiting the Balkan Peninsula more often than not, forget about Serbia. And it’s true: it has been struggling to define itself as a tourist destination. However, that doesn’t mean that you should skip this amazing country. From the urban hedonism of Belgrade and Novi Sad to the stunning nature of Mokra Gora, you will find yourself falling in love with this beautiful country faster than you ever imagined. Check out our Serbia travel archives to get some helpful tips before you visit Serbia
Basic Information About Serbia
Serbia is home to 6 million people. Around 83.3% of the total population consists of ethnic Serbs. The main minority ethnic groups are Hungarians, Roma and others.
The official language is Serbian.
Serbia’s official currency is the Serbian dinar (currency code RSD). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 117-108 RSD.
With a territory of 88,361 square kilometres, Serbia is the 22nd largest country Europe. Serbia is a land lock country and is located at the crossroads between Central and the Southern Europe. Serbia shares its border with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Albania.
Serbia’s climate is temperate and continental with four different seasons. The winters (December-March) regularly have temperatures between 7 to -3°C while the summers are relatively hot with the average temperature ranging between 15 and 30 °C.
Economy & Budget
Serbia is an upper-middle income country with a mixed economy. The average monthly income is RSD 59,722 per month (500 Euros), making Serbia a relatively budget-friendly country for European standards. Backpackers can survive with around $30 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $50 and $70 per day on average.
Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia with total population of 1.3 million.
Books to read before traveling to Serbia
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