Quality of life


Kosovo has many hotels spread throughout its territory. The hotels usually have a rating of two to four-stars and their process range between 30 and 150 euro per night. The most popular hotels in Prishtina’s capital are the Swiss Diamond Hotel, Hotel Prishtina, Hotel Baci, Hotel Pejton, Emerald Hotel, Hotel Afa, Hotel Royal, Hotel Gorenje and Hotel Sirius. The more modern hotels usually operates at the full capacity. Booking prior to traveling is advised.



The Euro is the official currency of Kosovo and the majority of payments are usually made in cash. However, all major shops, restaurants and hotels are equipped with electronic payment device, thus enabling payments to be made with credit cards and other means of electronic payment.

Amounts greater than 10.000 euro must be declared at the border.



Kosovo has a well-developed telecommunication system. There are 328 pay phones located within the public and post offices. Kosovo’s GSM providers are Vala, IPKO, D3 and Z-Mobile and roaming is offered by majority of international telephone service providers. For longer stay in Kosovo, purchasing a local pre-paid number is recommended. Also Prishtina and other cities are covered by a wireless network (WLAN). Kosovo has over 54 authorized (ISP) internet providers, four of which have a direct connection to the international (network)




Cars in Kosovo drive on the right, and an EU drivers’ license is sufficient document for driving a vehicle. Both major and minor roads are to a large extent rehabilitated and offered good connections to neighboring countries. There are numerous “rent car” companies and daily rent rates range from between 20 and 75 Euros depending on the type of vehicles.  A taxi is recommended for travel in the city (1.5 Euro - for 1km ride).The international green insurance card is still not valid in Kosovo. Foreigners traveling by car must therefore obtain additional insurance card at Kosovo’s border crossing. No toll fees are levied for the use of the road network.



There are eight public high education institutes in Kosovo, located in Pristina, Peja, Gjilan, Gjakova and Mitrovica.


There are 30 private high education institutes. Many of these institutions are collaborating with other universities in the world such as: The Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Sheffield, and Staffordshire Universitt, etc.


Health care

There are six regional hospitals situated in the Kosovo’s major towns. Furthermore, these are supported by health center in each of the country’s 38 municipalities. Apart from Public Health System, there are numerous private hospitals. Well-equipped pharmacies may be found in every town through Kosovo, some of which are open 24 hours.


Climate – of Kosovo is predominantly conditional, resulting in warm summers and cold winters with Mediterranean and Continental influence (average temperature with the country range from +30 °C (summer) to -10 °C (winter)). However, due to unequal elevations in certain parts of the country, there are differences in temperature and rainfall distribution.



A good variety of meals and beverages are offered in restaurants, bistros, cafes and hotels (traditional Balkan cuisine, Italian cuisine, etc.). Furthermore, there are numerous restaurants located in Prishtina and other towns offering international cuisine (Thai, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, etc.). Restaurants in Vërmicë and Istog are also major attractions for their unique tour specialties.


Cultural attractions

The cultural heritage of Kosovo is very rich. Locations with immense cultural tradition and historical influence can be found especially in the southern and western areas of Kosovo, including the Dukagjini region and towns of Peja, Gjakova, and Prizren. Small fortresses, such as the Albanian “Kullas”, mills and bridges, mosques, Catholic and Orthodox churches, Turkish baths, castles and architectonical settlements are all aspects of the region’s rich history.  The country also contains a rich ethno-cultural, material and spiritual heritage with a variety of historical periods making themselves evident in its cultural, architectural, and geographical landscape.


Kosovo’s unique characteristics, features and qualities showcase the achievements of the Illyrian, Byzantine, Helen, Roman, Western, and Ottoman inhabitation of its past.