Ohrid life

Ohrid – The home of the first Slavic University

The city of the immortal Ohrid is the sublime lakeside point that for many represents the culmination of the Macedonian experience, a kingdom of light and water, a repository of ancient ruins from Macedonia’s earlier kingdoms. Ohrid’s major attractions are all located within a remarkably concentrated and eminently walkable area, among and above the narrow streets of the Old Town lined with restaurants and cafés perfectly suited for relaxing in the cool summer evenings. Ohrid’s many café bars and nightclubs also make for a vibrant nightlife. As for the lake itself, it is so large and so deep that one might mistake it for a small sea. Full range of water sports, fishing and boating is available, and numerous churches alongside Ohrid’s lake shores make for fascinating side trips and walks. The wooded ridge above the lake’s eastern shore is largely taken up by the National Park of Galichica, an unspoiled wilderness ideally suitable for nature enthusiasts. The uniqueness of Lake Ohrid and the city’s historical architecture has been attested by UNESCO, honoring it with an official designation as one of the few places on the cultural institution’s list “World Inheritance”.

Read more at: www.exploringmacedonia.com/ohrid.nspx

Cost of living in Ohrid

EUR 61.3 MKD
USD 55.1 MKD
Restaurants average
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 235 MKD
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200 MKD
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 275 MKD
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 80 MKD
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100 MKD
Cappuccino (regular) 70 MKD
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 50 MKD
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 50 MKD
Markets average.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 50 MKD
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 28 MKD
Rice (white), (1kg) 100 MKD
Eggs (12) 90 MKD
Local Cheese (1kg) 350 MKD
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 180 MKD
Apples (1kg) 25 MKD
Oranges (1kg) 50 MKD
Tomato (1kg) 40 MKD
Potato (1kg) 30 MKD
Lettuce (1 head) 25 MKD
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 20 MKD
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 200 MKD
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 40 MKD
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 55 MKD
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 80 MKD
Transportation average.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25 MKD
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 500 MKD
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50 MKD
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 30 MKD
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300 MKD
Gasoline (1 liter) 70 MKD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,076,695 MKD
Utilities (Monthly) Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,750 MKD
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7 MKD
Internet (15 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 500 MKD
Sports And Leisure average.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 750 MKD
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 250 MKD
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150 MKD
Clothing And Shoes average.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis Or Similar) 1,250 MKD
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 1,750 MKD
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,000 MKD
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,500 MKD
Rent Per Month average
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,000 MKD
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,500 MKD
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,000 MKD
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,000 MKD
Buy Apartment Price average
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 62,000 MKD
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 24,800 MKD
Salaries And Financing average
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 12,500 MKD


AIRPORT “St. Apostol Pavle” Ohrid
Adress: PO Box 134, 6000 Ohrid, Makedonija
Phone: +389 46 252820; +389 46 252821; +389 46 262503
Fax: +389 46 252840
E-mail: ops@airports.com.mk
Web: ohd.airports.com.mk

Phone: +389 46 260339

Taxi Companies

st.Shar Planina No.13
+389 46 271290

Bel Mercedes 1580
st.Pariska Komuna No.15
+389 46 263807

Mobi Dik 1595
st.7 Noemvri No.254
+389 46 260853

st.Krale Marko No.55
+389 70 619 502

De Luks 1588
+389 46 266088


Rent a Car


st.Partizanska b.b.
+389 46 261693


st. Dame Gruev br.12
+389 46 269191


bul. Turistichka br.20
+389 46 261237

Important telephone numbers

Police – 192
Emergency medical assistance – 194
Fire brigade – 193
Emergency road service – 196
For road information – 9801

Miscellaneous Facts

Electricity: 220V 50Hz
Weights and Measures: Metric system
Water is save for drink
Time: GMT/UTC plus 1 hour

Working hours

Some shops are open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Other shops and department stores are open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. On Saturdays open between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Closed on Sundays. Restaurants, cafes etc. are open from 0.7 a.m. to 0.1a.m. next day. Discos and Night Clubs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Banks and post offices are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

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