Sarajevo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

This is a post that has plenty to offer but nothing handed on a platter. It can be good for both singles and families who make a moderate effort to find a community, but you will need to make that initial investment. - Mar 2024

Excellent city for families with small children. There are parks and playgrounds all over the city both indoors and outdoors, including many restaurants. - Apr 2021

I think it's a great place for anyone with a good attitude! There are plenty of bars and fun places for singles and couples to hang out. It's also a very kid-friendly city with very inexpensive things to do with children, so families will love it too. - Dec 2017

Bosnians love kids, and in that regard Sarajevo is a great place for families. Single people have it much harder for the usual reasons. - Sep 2017

Good for families. - Feb 2017

This is a great post for people with small kids! Lots of our single friends are also very happy here. - May 2016

Great for families. Bosnia is a very family oriented country. Kids are worshipped and welcomed everywhere. - Aug 2014

Great for all. There is plenty to do here. While the local scene can be tough to crack into, it's possible. Large, but shrinking, European and American expat community. There is still a EUFOR presence at Camp Butmir, which includes a handful of Americans. - Nov 2012

I think it is very good for families. For singles, I think it is what you make of it. Some enjoyed it and some did not. While Sarajevo is "Muslim-lite", there is still a conservative air, even though you would not think it the way women dress. Plus, society is very clique-ish, so singles found it hard to break through. - Aug 2011

Better for families and couples. - May 2011

Great for anybody who likes to get outside and explore. - May 2010

I have heard that singles have a hard time finding companionship with the local people, but as a married woman, I have not had any problems developing Bosnian friendships. I would not say there is "lots" to do - but there is hiking, skiing, walking in the old town, museums, day trips out of town, parks out of town, and so forth. - Jun 2009

Yes. - Mar 2009

For singles and couples yes (think skiing, hiking, going to the coast for lunch, travelling around). Many families are satisfied as well. I personally had a hard time adjusting at first. The smog is terrible for babies, no side walks and in winter some streets (ours) are not cleaned from snow (up to 50 centimeters) so you are basicly stuck at home. - Dec 2008

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