Cost of living in Croatia

Summary of cost of living in Croatia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 23,306 kn
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 10,284 kn
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 93 kn
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 52 kn
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 40 kn
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 8 kn
12 eggs, large 23 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 15 kn
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 72 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8 kn
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 kn
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 65 kn
2 liters of coca-cola 15 kn
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 kn
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 7,391 kn
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,051 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,296 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,793 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,853 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,515 kn
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 134 kn
40” flat screen tv 5,383 kn
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,126 kn
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 98 kn
Hourly rate for cleaning help 88 kn
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 603 kn
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 246 kn
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 665 kn
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 596 kn
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 297,103 kn
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 13 kn
Monthly ticket public transport 318 kn
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 45 kn
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 63 kn
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 364 kn
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 35 kn
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 25 kn
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 29 kn
4 rolls of toilet paper 12 kn
Tube of toothpaste 17 kn
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 75 kn
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 358 kn
2 tickets to the movies 89 kn
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 235 kn
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 413 kn
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 73 kn
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 kn
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 18 kn
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,347 kn
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.00 kn
1 month of gym membership in business district 320 kn
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 33 kn

Map of Cost of Living in Croatia

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This map shows only the top cities in Croatia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

List of all cities available in Croatia

Dubrovnik Osijek Pula
Rijeka Slavonski Brod Split
Zadar Zagreb

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Zadar costs 35 kn (8 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Zadar costs 340 kn (8 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Zadar costs 17 kn (8 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Zadar costs 15 kn (8 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Zadar costs 100 kn (8 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Zadar costs 600 kn (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Zadar costs 200 kn (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Zadar costs 95 kn (8 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Zadar costs 500 kn (8 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Zadar costs 80 kn (8 days ago)

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