Cost of living in Croatia

Summary of cost of living in Croatia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 19,007 kn
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 8,502 kn
  • Croatia is the 3rd most expensive country in Eastern Europe (3 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Croatia is cheaper than in 53% of countries in the World (35 out of 66)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 70 kn
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 43 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 13 kn
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 41 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.31 kn
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 9 kn
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 63 kn
2 liters of coca-cola 13 kn
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6 kn
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,718 kn
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,376 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 822 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,639 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,771 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 547 kn
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 135 kn
40” flat screen tv 3,255 kn
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 702 kn
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 58 kn
Hourly rate for cleaning help 56 kn
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 631 kn
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 280 kn
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 581 kn
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 626 kn
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 143,057 kn
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 10 kn
Monthly ticket public transport 366 kn
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 47 kn
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 64 kn
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 316 kn
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 27 kn
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 31 kn
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 24 kn
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 kn
Tube of toothpaste 16 kn
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 65 kn
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 182 kn
2 tickets to the movies 80 kn
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 394 kn
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 346 kn
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 57 kn
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 kn
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 17 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 264 kn
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 32 kn

Map of Cost of Living in Croatia


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

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