Cost of living

Prices are slightly higher overall when compared with other Eastern European countries, but the cost of living is still lower than that of much of Western Europe. Prices vary widely by region. For example, Zagreb and Dubrovnik are relatively expensive compared to prices in northern Dalmatia and the outlying islands.

 

 

AVERAGE prices in Croatia (August 2012):

Restaurants

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.63 €
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 27.43 €
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 4.84 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.88 €
Cappuccino (regular) 1.20 €
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.69 €
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.11 €

Markets

Milk (regular), 1 liter 0.77 €
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.76 €
Eggs (12) 1.85 €
Fresh Cheese (1kg) 6.08 €
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
Apples (1kg) 1.18 €
Oranges (1kg) 1.21 €
Potato (1kg) 0.63 €
Lettuce (1 head) 0.74 €
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.82 €
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.94 €
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.03 €

Transportation

One-way Ticket (local transport) 1.43 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 41.13 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.46 €
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.97 €
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.37 €

Rent per Month

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 286.94 €
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 223.13 €
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 439.55 €
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 344.74 €

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 133.62 €
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 €
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.82 €

Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 631.81 €

 

Updated: 10.8.2012