Cost of living in Croatia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 65 kn
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 38 kn
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 29 kn
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 kn
12 eggs, large 17 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 11 kn
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 42 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.01 kn
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8 kn
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 47 kn
2 liters of Coca-Cola 12 kn
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.67 kn
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,719 kn
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 3,483 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,003 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 3,070 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 2,210 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 704 kn
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 139 kn
40” flat screen TV 2,651 kn
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 665 kn
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 54 kn
Hourly rate for cleaning help 41 kn
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 619 kn
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 257 kn
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 613 kn
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 738 kn
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 149,991 kn
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 10 kn
Monthly ticket public transport 317 kn
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 53 kn
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 68 kn
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 253 kn
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 25 kn
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 24 kn
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 22 kn
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 kn
Tube of toothpaste 14 kn
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 57 kn
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 152 kn
2 tickets to the movies 69 kn
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 259 kn
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 328 kn
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 46 kn
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 kn
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15 kn
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,630 kn
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.76 kn
1 month of gym membership in business district 278 kn
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 27 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 106
3rd Zadar 101
4th Dubrovnik 99
5th Rijeka 95
6th Pula 90
7th 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

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Zagreb costs 30 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Zagreb costs 400 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Zagreb costs 5,000 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Zagreb costs 17 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Zagreb costs 15 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Zagreb costs 40 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Zagreb costs 400 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Zagreb costs 400 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Zagreb costs 100 kn (about 20 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Zagreb costs 200 kn (about 20 hours ago)