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Cost of Vacation in Kosovo 2021 Language, Visa Fee and Tourist Centers

Filed in Articles, travel by on August 4, 2021

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Tourism in Kosovo remains a small industry, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999 when Serbia revoked the territory’s autonomy. In this article, we will let you know the cost of vacation in Kosovo; from Visa Fees, to flight fees and ticket centers.

Cost of vacation in Kosovo - Language, Tourist Centers

Kosovo, officially the Republic of Kosovo, is a partially recognized state and disputed territory in Southeastern Europe.

A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe’s newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history.

Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities.

Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries.

Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit for those who want to explore off the beaten path.

The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely draw more and more visitors as the word gets out.

Language of Kosovo

Language of Kosovo

The official languages of Kosovo are Albanian and Serbian, with the country’s ethnic majority speaking the former. While Serbian is widely understood, it may kick up some dust in places other than the Serbian north (Metohia).

The younger generations are familiar with German and English, whereas Turkish is spoken by some older generations.

If you’re heading to more remote regions on your trip to Kosovo, consider bringing a small phrasebook or dictionary.

Climate of Kosovo

The summers are very hot with average temperatures of 20 °C (68 °F), sometimes up to 37 °C (99 °F).

Finally, it can be stated that the Kosovo territory is characterized by a sunny climate with variable temperature and humidity conditions.

Accommodation Cost

For a studio apartment or a one-bedroom apartment, you are looking to pay between 100-200 euros a month at least. Of course, the cheaper the apartment, the smaller and less renovated it will be.

Apartments in the city will naturally cost more than apartments in the suburbs.

Utility Cost

utility cost

In the summer months, utilities will cost around 30-50 euros, while they will cost around 40-60 euros in the winter.

Throw in the internet, TV, and phone, and you’re looking to spend an extra 15 euros a month on your living arrangement.  

Transportation Costs

Transportation Costs

For a monthly membership card in Prishtina for bus transport, it will cost you 12 euros a month. Individual bus trips will cost you 0.40-0.50 euros. 

Social Activities Costs

Social life varies from person-to-person of course, and Prishtina has a lot of offer. There are many nice restaurants in Prishtina with a variety of dishes, including local and international cuisine.

You can have a very good meal for as little as 8 euros.

You probably won’t spend more than 20 euros on a meal. Fast food will cost between 1-5 euros. And a fun night at a club or a pub shouldn’t cost you more than 15-20 euros. 

Healthcare Costs in Kosovo

As an expat, you can’t receive public healthcare. Depending on the type of doctor and treatment you need, you will pay about 10-20 euros for private care.

You might incur some added fees during your visit as well. Pharmacy visits are also quite economical for expats. Antibiotics are often 3 euros or less, and other prescription medicines fall between 10-20 euros. 

Groceries Cost

Groceries Cost

Kosovo has a lot of fresh markets as well as supermarkets that have a variety of ripe fruits, vegetables, and other delicacies.

20 euros per week should be enough for 1-2 people. This is where the cost of living in Kosovo is just awesome.

Total Monthly Cost in Kosovo

Depending on one’s lifestyle and income, an average person can have a decent experience relying on 550 euros and upwards. To live more comfortably, however, you want to be making 650-700 euros.

Tourist Centers in Kosovo

1. The Marble Cave

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Much of this spectacular cave is still unexplored but the parts that are accessible are a true masterpiece of nature.

At its lowest levels, 25 lakes exist, some of them up to 10m (33 feet) deep.The cave is located 20 km (12.5 miles) from Pristina and is open for tourists.

2. Visoki Dečani Monastery

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This is another beautiful monastery where the relics of the 14th-century Serbian King, Stefan Dečanski are buried.
 
It is located 2 km (1.2 miles) out of the town of Dečani, not far from Peja. The monastery is part of the UNESCO cultural heritage.

3. National Library of Kosovo

The poor National Library of Kosovo gets quite a lot of flak. It’s certainly not pretty, but I think it’s quite interesting, and maybe not worthy of being on the shortlist for the world’s ugliest building.
Definitely one of the quirkiest points of interest in Kosovo.

4. The Capital, Pristina

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Pristina is a city full of lively young people where crumbling Soviet-style buildings co-exist with modern shiny luxury hotels and contemporary art.

Experience the coffee culture of the city during the day and the rakia culture in the evening (rakia is the local strong spirit).

Both involve slow drinking accompanied by conversations and time shared with friends and strangers.

Stroll in the old part of Pristina where a handful of old-style houses and elderly men sitting in front of them will transfer you back in time.

On your way back, stop by the Newborn Monument in the center of the city – a tall inscription whose letters are decorated in different symbolic styles every year.

Then head to Bill Clinton Boulevard where tucked between blocks of flats, you will find the statue of Bill Clinton waving.

This American president did a lot to help Kosovo during the 1999 war with Serbia and this is why he is much respected in the country.

5. The Peć Patriarchate Monastery

The Peć Patriarchate Monastery

With its fortress perched on a hill over the town, beautiful mosques and churches, and the lazy Prizren Bistrica River curving between the red-roofed houses, Prizren is a photogenic old-time town.

A 30-minute walk will take you on top of the fortress from where you can admire the best panorama of Prizren and its surroundings.

Prizren is famous for its jewelry and bridal fashion boutiques, so don’t miss taking a look at the local artists’ creations.

When you are tired of walking, have a seat at one of the riverside benches and enjoy the view or head to one of the restaurants to taste the local cuisine.

This beautiful 13th-century Orthodox monastery is located at the entrance of the Rugova Canyon. Its impressive architecture is why it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

CSN Team.

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