Cost of living in Croatia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 73 kn
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 37 kn
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 29 kn
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6 kn
12 eggs, large 18 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 11 kn
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 38 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.63 kn
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7 kn
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 49 kn
2 liters of Coca-Cola 12 kn
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.26 kn
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,705 kn
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 3,376 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,232 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,987 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 2,250 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 754 kn
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 152 kn
40” flat screen TV 2,862 kn
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 739 kn
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 53 kn
Hourly rate for cleaning help 41 kn
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 572 kn
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 225 kn
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 656 kn
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 693 kn
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 149,962 kn
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 9 kn
Monthly ticket public transport 334 kn
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 47 kn
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 75 kn
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 238 kn
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 31 kn
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 26 kn
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 23 kn
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 kn
Tube of toothpaste 14 kn
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 52 kn
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 138 kn
2 tickets to the movies 67 kn
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 182 kn
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 301 kn
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 48 kn
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 kn
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15 kn
iPad Air 2, 64GB 4,115 kn
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.83 kn
1 month of gym membership in business district 267 kn
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 26 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.

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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Croatia

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Split 106
2nd Zagreb 104
3rd Zadar 102
4th Rijeka 94
5th Osijek 84

Price 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.

Are you moving to Croatia? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Croatia of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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List of all cities available in Croatia

Dubrovnik Osijek Pula
Rijeka Slavonski Brod Split
Zadar Zagreb

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Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Zagreb costs 80 kn (2 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Zagreb costs 27 kn (5 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Zagreb costs 250 kn (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Zagreb costs 18 kn (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of bread in Zagreb costs 1.75 kn (5 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Zagreb costs 13 kn (5 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Zagreb costs 40 kn (5 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Zagreb costs 7 kn (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Zagreb costs 2.50 kn (5 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Zagreb costs 10 kn (5 days ago)