Stari Bar Tourism

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Stari Bar (meaning Old Bar) is a small town in Montenegro. It is located inland, a few miles from the new city of Bar, resting on Londša hill, at the foot of Mount Rumija. According to the 2003 census, the town has a population of 1,864 people.


Stari Bar refers to the old part of the Montenegrin town of Bar. It is located 4 kilometres from New Bar, occupying the top area of a hill and overshadowed by the imposing Mount Rumija. It is widely agreed to be one of the most important archaeological ruins in the Balkans. Throughout the walled old city, there are ruins that represent architectural influences from different times and peoples. It was abandoned after the 1979 earthquake to settle New Bar along the sea, but once the old town’s main aqueduct had been repaired, people began to return. Today, some 1,800 people live in Stari Bar. However, with the close proximity of Bar, many visitors opt for that city’s accommodation and dining options.

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Facts and Stats for Stari Bar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Stari Bar

    Know the pollution level of Stari Bar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Stari Bar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Stari Bar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Stari Bar.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.83 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 20.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 81.25 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.08 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.25 (Low)
  • Living in Stari Bar - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Stari Bar is 152.93 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.31 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.65 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.45 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.37 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 22.29 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40.42 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Stari Bar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Stari Bar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 61.31 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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