Travel budget in Croatia

Croatia: calculate your travel budget

Croatia: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Croatia for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1504* (9310 HRK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 107 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2569* (15890 HRK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 125 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3569* (22078 HRK)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Croatia in 2019

Cost of living: Croatia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Croatia in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Croatia in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Croatia by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Croatia compared to the national average.

Cities /Croatia View Details
Dubrovnik 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dubrovnik
Makarska 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Makarska
Rijeka 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rijeka
Cavtat 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cavtat
Knin 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Knin
Zadar 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zadar
Split 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Split
Zagreb 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zagreb

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Local prices in Croatia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Croatia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Croatia costs 28% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.1/person
($ 6.5 to $ 12)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 13 to $ 26)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.1/person
($ 5.4 to $ 7.3)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.7 to $ 2.6)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Croatia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Croatia costs 17% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 75/night
($ 72 to $ 77)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 67 to $ 150)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 75 to $ 189)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 136/night
($ 88 to $ 214)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 290/night
($ 248 to $ 346)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 95/month
($ 76 to $ 118)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 185/month
($ 120 to $ 324)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 190/month
($ 114 to $ 369)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 171/month
($ 94 to $ 326)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 214
Family room
Family room
$ 193/month
($ 118 to $ 302)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Croatia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Croatia costs 38% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 2.9)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.2/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 15)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 10.5)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.3/kg
($ 7.8 to $ 13)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Croatia

On average, the price of transport in Croatia costs 9% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 58/month
($ 41 to $ 59)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

108% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 28/24hrs
($ 7.2 to $ 118)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Croatia

On average, the cost of housing in Croatia costs 46% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 194/month
($ 131 to $ 275)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 27/month
($ 21 to $ 35)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 431/month
($ 243 to $ 647)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 318/month
($ 195 to $ 478)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 744/month
($ 406 to $ 1132)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 517/month
($ 324 to $ 728)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 34 to $ 49)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 152/month
($ 98 to $ 243)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4927/yr
($ 2910 to $ 12928)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Croatia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Croatia costs 41% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.6/ticket
($ 4.9 to $ 6.5)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 6.5 to $ 17)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Croatia

On average, shopping budget in Croatia is 7% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 4.2 to $ 4.9)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 84
($ 49 to $ 114)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 26 to $ 49)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 87
($ 66 to $ 114)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 95
($ 66 to $ 131)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
$ 340
(fair price: $ 296)
New York City → Zagreb
New York City → Zagreb
New York City → Zagreb
$ 872
(fair price: $ 744)
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
$ 946
(fair price: $ 858)
Manchester → Zagreb
Manchester → Zagreb
Manchester → Zagreb
$ 279
(fair price: $ 238)
Dublin → Zagreb
Dublin → Zagreb
Dublin → Zagreb
$ 259
(fair price: $ 239)
Manchester → Dubrovnik
Manchester → Dubrovnik
Manchester → Dubrovnik
$ 293
(fair price: $ 255)
New York City → Dubrovnik
New York City → Dubrovnik
New York City → Dubrovnik
$ 864
(fair price: $ 750)
Edinburgh → Zagreb
Edinburgh → Zagreb
Edinburgh → Zagreb
$ 296
(fair price: $ 257)
London → Dubrovnik
London → Dubrovnik
London → Dubrovnik
$ 262
(fair price: $ 220)
Dublin → Dubrovnik
Dublin → Dubrovnik
Dublin → Dubrovnik
$ 302
(fair price: $ 269)
Los Angeles → Zagreb
Los Angeles  → Zagreb
Los Angeles  → Zagreb
$ 1084
(fair price: $ 967)
Los Angeles → Dubrovnik
Los Angeles  → Dubrovnik
Los Angeles  → Dubrovnik
$ 1082
(fair price: $ 962)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
$ 1022
(fair price: $ 906)
London → Zagreb
London → Zagreb
London → Zagreb
$ 239
(fair price: $ 208)
Montreal → Zagreb
Montreal → Zagreb
Montreal → Zagreb
$ 1002
(fair price: $ 924)
Sydney → Zagreb
Sydney → Zagreb
Sydney → Zagreb
$ 1322
(fair price: $ 1220)
Montreal → Dubrovnik
Montreal → Dubrovnik
Montreal → Dubrovnik
$ 1137
(fair price: $ 1035)
Melbourne → Zagreb
Melbourne → Zagreb
Melbourne → Zagreb
$ 1332
(fair price: $ 1197)
Perth → Zagreb
Perth → Zagreb
Perth → Zagreb
$ 1274
(fair price: $ 1149)
Edinburgh → Split
Edinburgh → Split
Edinburgh → Split
$ 360
(fair price: $ 310)
New York City → Split
New York City → Split
New York City → Split
$ 1075
(fair price: $ 852)
London → Split
London → Split
London → Split
$ 261
(fair price: $ 223)
Manchester → Split
Manchester → Split
Manchester → Split
$ 291
(fair price: $ 256)
Auckland → Zagreb
Auckland → Zagreb
Auckland → Zagreb
$ 1532
(fair price: $ 1391)
Los Angeles → Split
Los Angeles  → Split
Los Angeles  → Split
$ 1176
(fair price: $ 1009)

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About the information on the cost of living in Croatia

The information about the cost of living in Croatia shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Croatia updated on 10-07-2019.

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