Belgrade is located in South East Europe and is the capital and largest city in Serbia. Located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, Belgrade is an interesting mix of culture, architecture and food. Think of it as the perfect mix of East and West. But don’t take our word for it, read what Lonely Planet says.
Belgrade is the biggest city in Serbia and is one of the biggest cultural, economic and political hubs in South East Europe. In terms of population, its metro area has about 1.7 million people, which compares to 7.6 million for the San Francisco Bay Area and 8.8 million for Greater London. Its size means that commuting times are far more manageable than bigger cities and never tend to exceed 45 minutes.
Temperatures during the summer, which lasts from June to September, are usually around the 30°C/80°F mark. Winters, which last from December to February, are on average around 5°C/45°F. Throughout the year, we get an incredible total of 2,112 of sunny hours. On average, the sun shines 48.2% of the time during daylight hours!
The official language in Belgrade is Serbian — a language of Slavic origin, which is very similar to Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin. Don’t speak Serbian? Not a problem. Most people in Belgrade speak English. In fact, Serbia ranked 17th in the EF English Proficiency Index, well ahead of other European countries, such as Spain (ranked 25th), Italy (ranked 28th) and France (ranked 29th). If you or your family are interested in learning Serbian, we offer both free in-person and online classes.
The official currency in Belgrade is the Serbian Dinar (RSD). See the current exchange rates with the US Dollar, the Euro and the British Pound. All major foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and currency exchange offices throughout the country. Likewise, ATMs are readily available and can be used 24/7/365.
Belgrade lies in the Central European Time (CET) timezone, which means that local time is UTC+1. We’re in the same timezone as Berlin and Paris, 1 hour ahead of London and 6 hours ahead of New York.
Traveling to and from Belgrade is very easy. Belgrade airport, which is located 18km/11mi from the city center, offers over 50 destinations worldwide, including direct flights to all European countries, the USA and the UAE.
Yes. Once your offer goes through, our team will take care of making your transitions as smooth as possible. We will deal with arranging your travel, temporary accommodation, shipping and legal paperwork for you and your family. Read more about moving to Belgrade here.
Yes, we will!
Most likely yes. This is a simple process that we will take care of entirely. Upon your arrival in Serbia, we will obtain the adequate paperwork for you and your family to live in Serbia. You can read more about the papers required here.
Yes. We’ll work with you and with local agencies to find the right place for you and your family. If you’re an expat, we’ll also cover the costs for one year of transitionary housing and extended housing for senior level positions.
The most popular neighbourhoods are those of Vračar, Dorćol, Dedinje and New Belgrade. Vračar and Dorćol are closer to downtown Belgrade and may be better for you if you want to enjoy the city’s nightlife. Dedinje may be better if you have a young family because most of the international schools are based there. Alternatively, New Belgrade is great because it flanks both the Sava and Danube rivers, which means plenty of green spaces!
Whether you decide to retire in Belgrade or move on to your next adventure a few years down the road, we’ve got you covered. We’ll help you move you back home with all the same services that were used for your relocation.
Living in Belgrade is awesome! It’s a very safe place and enjoyable place to live. The city offers a great quality of life and its cost of living is one of the lowest in Europe. To give you an example, rent is 92% lower here than in San Francisco, 86% lower than in London and 63% lower than in Berlin. Get a more in-depth comparison here.
We offer a premium coverage medical insurance package to all our people, as well as their dependents. This will give you access to all needed medical, dental and vision services, the best doctors and clinics in the private sector. For more information on what is covered, please get in touch with us.
Belgrade is home to a large amount of top international schools. These include the Chartwell International School, the International School of Belgrade, the Prima International School, the Brook Hill International School, the Deutsche Schule Belgrad and the Ecole Francaise de Belgrade. International kindergartens include the International Primary School, the International Preschool Belgrade and the International Nursery Belgrade.
Yes. There are a whole bunch of options for English speaking babysitters. A favorite service among our expats is The Babysitter’s Club.
Belgrade’s urban area is well connected with a wide public transportation network of buses and trams where a 90-minute ride costs €0.70/$0.80USD. Here is a link to Belgrade’s public transportation map. Although Uber currently doesn’t operate in Serbia, other similar services exist, such as Taxify and Car:Go. There are also plenty of regular taxi cabs that are very affordable. If you want to drive, you’ll need an EU driving licence or an International Driving Permit.
Belgrade is an awesome place to have a good time. Belgrade really is a city of discovery where new bars, restaurants, clubs, shops and galleries are constantly popping up. It also has a thriving arts and music scene, plenty of parks and forests and sports facilities for all kinds of enthusiasts.
A whole bunch of music, film and arts festivals take place every year in Belgrade. Check out these links for more information: Resonate, Belgrade Jazz Festival, FEST International Film Festival, Belgrade Dance Festival, EXIT Summer Music Festival, Belgrade Cultural Center and Belgrade Youth Center.
Belgrade has plenty of outdoor recreation and sports to choose from. Its riverbanks offers plenty of space to go running, biking or for a nice walk. Other beautiful green spaces include Kalemegdan, Ada Ciganlija, Ratno Ostrvo and Košutnjak. For those with kids, there are outdoor playgrounds in most parks.
We use English for all our office communication. This means that all documents, emails, Slack messages and meetings are held in English. Should you want to learn Serbian, we offer both in-person and online classes for our Expats and their families.
Yes you can. We have a wide selection of tech for you to pick from and are constantly adding to it based on feedback from our teams. We want you to have all the tools and latest technology you need to get your job done.
We see the value in investing in our people and that’s why we take L&D seriously. Not only do we have dedicated HR partners who act as consultants for all people related topics, we offer unlimited opportunities in terms of professional growth. This includes paid travel to conferences and trainings worldwide, unlimited access to books and online courses. The bottom line: if it’s important to you, it’s important to us.
Nordeans are awesome people who are passionate about what they do and responsible to get the work done. That’s why we don’t have fixed working hours. As long as you get the job done and are able to be a team player, we empower you to work in a way that’s best for you. Coincidentally, that’s why we also offer unlimited vacations.
Yes we do! Vacations are not only crucial to our happiness and health, they also boost productivity. Because we operate on a culture of trust where the focus is on achieving great results, unlimited vacations works great for us. We’re sure you’ll love it too!
Yes. We offer our expats and their families two return trips to their home countries a year.
Having fun is a big part of who we are. We organise plenty of weekly activities, such as football/soccer, basketball and yoga. Individual teams go on offsites throughout the year and every summer, the whole company goes on a week-long team-building retreat in the sun.
We use home-country compensation data to create competitive compensation packages for all our people.
We focus on hiring, developing and retaining the best people in the world for our roles. Due to the nature of the industry, that very often means hiring internationally. And that’s cool with us. We love the diversity our people bring.
Easy! Go over to our careers page and check out our open positions. Follow the instructions and apply.