Last updated on November 2nd, 2021

Cheapest Cities To Live in Europe | Top 10

If you are planning to live in Europe, it is important to have an idea about the cost of living and the cheapest places to live in. So today we’re going to tell you what the basic costs are to help you make your decision before you plan your relocation to Europe.

We’ve collected this information from Expatistan, where you can find data and comparisons on cost of living in different countries.

Cheapest Cities To Live in Europe

The cheapest cities in Europe to live in are usually Eastern European countries, as you’ll see in the below listing. However, there are cheap cities in Portugal and Spain, too.

Check out the cheapest cities in Europe to live in, according to Expatistan, which calculates the cost of basic items in several countries.

1. Pristina (Kosovo)

Pristina is the cheapest city in Europe to live in. Kosovo is recognized as an independent country by only 102 UN member countries. Its currency is the Euro, but it is a very poor country. GDP per capita is 139th in the world and its HDI is 94th.

The cost of living in the city is the cheapest in Europe with a McDonald’s Combo for €2.68. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €417.

2. Lviv (Ukraine)

Lviv is second on the list of the cheapest cities in Europe to live in. Located on the border with Poland, it has about 800 thousand inhabitants. Ukraine is an Eastern European country and its currency is Hryvnia.

A McDonald’s combo costs €3.86. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €452.

Lviv, Ukraine

3. Kharkiv (Ukraine)

Kharkiv is one of the biggest cities in Ukraine, in Eastern Europe (very close to Russia). It is the former capital of Ukraine. The city has more than 1.4 million inhabitants and has a very low cost of living.

A McDonald’s combo costs €2.94. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €470.

4. Minsk (Belarus)

Minsk is the capital of Belarus. Its population is 8 million. The city is the largest economic and industrial center in Belarus. Minsk has a very low cost of living. A McDonald’s combo costs €3.51. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €603.

Niasvish Castle, Belarus.

5. Iasi (Romania)

With about 320,000 inhabitants, the city of Iasi, Romania is in Eastern Europe. It is a beautiful city and has a low cost of living both to live and to visit. Romania’s currency is the Romanian Leu and one Leu is worth 0.20 euro. Romania is one of the cheapest countries in Europe and many of its cities are mentioned in this list.

A McDonald’s combo costs €4.24. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €415.

6. Brasov (Romania)

Brașov is one of the coolest cities to visit in Romania and one of the cheapest cities in Europe to live in. The city is touristic and has a lively and colorful medieval historic center.

McDonald’s combo costs €3.98. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €490.

7. Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Cluj-Napoca is located in Romania is the third-largest in the country. With a very low cost of living, the city is very vibrant and has a very multicultural environment. The 2,000-year-old municipality is the heart of Transylvania.

A McDonald’s combo costs €4.39. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €734.

Rex Matia Corvin Statue, Cluj-Napoca

8. Skopje (Macedonia)

Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, took 8th place in the list of the cheapest cities in Europe to live in. A modern city with around 660,000 inhabitants. Macedonia’s currency is the Macedonian dinar and the country is bordered by Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania.

A McDonalds combo costs €4.31. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €391.

9. Timișoara (Romania)

One of the low-cost cities in Europe is Timișoara in Romania. It is a beautiful and vibrant city with incredible architecture.

A McDonalds combo costs €3.83. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €517.

10. Lodz (Poland)

The city of Lodz in Poland has around 700,000 inhabitants and is the third-largest city in the country. It is a very creative city and is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Lódz is located in the central region of the country and its cost of living is quite low. Poland’s currency is the Zloty.

A McDonalds combo costs €4.20. Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs around €616.

The Izrael Poznański Palace – Lodz

Conclusion

Before you make a decision, note that this data provided by Expatistan provides an estimated figure and they’re subject to change. This is why we recommend you do a thorough search before relocating to a certain city based on these numbers. Look at real estate websites, send them emails, check the supermarket prices online.

Have you ever lived in any of the cities we’ve mentioned above? Let us know about your experience. If you’re interested in other cheap cities in Europe, head over to our Cheapest Cities in Portugal To Live in article.

Interested in more surveys? Check out our Countries with the Best Quality of Life and Safest Countries articles. Are you a digital nomad? Then don’t miss the Digital Quality of Life Index, too. Good luck with your search!