Cost of living in Croatia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 61 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 12 kn
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 48 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8 kn
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.87 kn
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7 kn
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 50 kn
2 liters of Coca-Cola 12 kn
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.29 kn
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 5,029 kn
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 3,443 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,160 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,920 kn
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 2,149 kn
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 696 kn
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 141 kn
40” flat screen TV 3,019 kn
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 757 kn
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 57 kn
Hourly rate for cleaning help 43 kn
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 553 kn
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 218 kn
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 649 kn
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 774 kn
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 171,020 kn
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 9 kn
Monthly ticket public transport 340 kn
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 49 kn
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 67 kn
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 234 kn
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 36 kn
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 24 kn
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25 kn
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 kn
Tube of toothpaste 13 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 66 kn
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 206 kn
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 271 kn
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 47 kn
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 kn
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15 kn
iPod nano 16GB 1,569 kn
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.83 kn
1 month of gym membership in business district 276 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 111
2nd Zagreb 111
3rd Zadar 106
4th Rijeka 98
5th Osijek 90

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

  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Split costs 8 kn (6 days ago)