Belgrade - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Air quality can be poor in the Winter. Winter is difficult for anyone sensitive to smoke or air pollution. - Sep 2019

Considering where we came from and where we are now, the quality of the air was excellent. There is a smell of coal in the air at times, during winter. - Jan 2019

I thought it was just fine. Other people complained a bit, but I really had no problems. - Sep 2015

In the winter it can get grey because of coal burning. Othern than that, it is really not bad at all. - Aug 2015

Excellent in the the summer. Moderate to poor in the winter. There's no industry to speak of, but the city still burns cheap soft coal for the heating plants, so air quality is pretty bad in the winter. It clears up as soon as the heating goes off in the spring, and even in the winter is OK if it's been raining, just bad if it hasn't rained in a while. - Aug 2015

Air quality is typically fine but can get bad in the winter as locals burn coal and wood to heat their homes. Pollution is worse downtown than it is in the suburban neighborhoods. - Aug 2014

It is good most of the year, but winters can be a bit rough in terms of pollution (not to mention it gets dark early, like 4:30pm early). - Aug 2013

Moderate air pollution in the air during winter, otherwise fairly typical for many developing countries. - Apr 2012

Very unhealthy during the winter. You are lucky to even see the sun during the winter. Moderate during the summer. - Nov 2011

Air quality in the summer is fine. In the colder months it is Unhealthy/AWFUL. My family got a lot of respiratory illnesses that we had never experienced before. The polluted air is thick, gray and really ugly. - Jul 2011

Gasoline used is lead-based, and there is no restriction on the quality of the car (lots of Yugos) or standard of exhaust system. The air is kind of poor. - Nov 2010

Belgrade sucks. In Pancevo, right outside of Belgrade, there are chemical factories that sometimes have leaks. However, outside of Belgrade it's quite nice. If you are really sensitive, this is probably not the best place. Oh, and about 75% of the population smokes, so if that annoys you, it's not a good place. - Jun 2010

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