Mercer chart: Bratislava most expensive in region

IN A REGULAR listing of the most expensive cities in the world for entrepreneurs, Bratislava has again made it into the top 50 with a rank of 48.

The chart, which is prepared by Mercer Human Resources Consulting, this year ranked Bratislava higher than Prague, Warsaw or Budapest, the Hospodárske noviny daily wrote.

Ernst & Young's Tomáš Přeček, who lives in Bratislava as well as Prague, confirmed that the Slovak capital was more expensive, especially in such categories as food and housing.

"This [higher food prices] is caused mainly by the fact that in Prague there are more supermarkets," he said.

Housing prices in Bratislava are higher because the supply of especially luxury apartments in the city center is lower than in Prague, given that Bratislava's Old Town is smaller than the Prague city center.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports

Top stories

News Digest: Climate in Slovakia could be similar to Italy's in a few decades

Suburban transport in Bratislava Region to improve, registration for regulated parking in Bratislava launched, utility regulator announces price caps for 2022.


16 h
Waydanovský House, today Martineum, after reconstruction.

Historical house near Bratislava cathedral no longer needs to hide behind Van Gogh

The Waydanovský House, now Martineum, will serve as the background facility for St Martin's Cathedral. Take a look at how it looked in the past and now.


1. dec
Trenčín covered in Christmas lights on November 29, 2021.

Weekend: Ježiško's Christmas Post Office is open, expecting letters from around the world

Make yourself comfortable and explore what has been going on in Slovakia in the past days.


22 h

Culture Ministry looks to create ‘21st century environment’ for Slovak media

Transparency of ownership and financing among proposed overhaul of decades-old laws.


2. dec
Skryť Close ad