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:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1571* (10080 HRK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 114 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2824* (18116 HRK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 137 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 4067* (26082 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 2023

Cost of living: Croatia VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Croatia in 2023 is 27% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Trogir 49% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Trogir
Dubrovnik 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dubrovnik
Makarska 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Makarska
Zadar 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zadar
Cavtat 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cavtat
Rovinj 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rovinj
Split 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Split
Zagreb 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zagreb
Pula 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pula

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Local prices in Croatia by expense type

Croatia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Croatia costs 36% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.6/person
($ 6.3 to $ 16)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 16 to $ 48)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 6.3 to $ 8.6)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.9 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 3.9)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.9)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.5/can
($ 1.9 to $ 3.2)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Croatia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Croatia costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 79 to $ 85)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 69 to $ 156)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 75 to $ 255)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 150/night
($ 90 to $ 281)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 288/night
($ 232 to $ 365)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 82/month
($ 70 to $ 96)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 210/month
($ 143 to $ 348)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 205/month
($ 141 to $ 312)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 138/month
($ 96 to $ 225)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 228/month
($ 130 to $ 433)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Croatia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Croatia costs 43% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.9)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.1)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.7/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 14)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Croatia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Croatia costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.1
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 16/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 54)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Croatia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Croatia costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 8.8)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 7.9 to $ 16)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Croatia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Croatia is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.4/pack
($ 4.8 to $ 5.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 88
($ 48 to $ 127)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 24 to $ 57)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Zagreb
London → Zagreb
London → Zagreb
$ 106
(fair price: $ 88)
London → Split
London → Split
London → Split
$ 182
(fair price: $ 156)
London → Dubrovnik
London → Dubrovnik
London → Dubrovnik
$ 185
(fair price: $ 153)
Manchester → Split
Manchester → Split
Manchester → Split
$ 241
(fair price: $ 205)
Manchester → Dubrovnik
Manchester → Dubrovnik
Manchester → Dubrovnik
$ 251
(fair price: $ 220)
Dublin → Zagreb
Dublin → Zagreb
Dublin → Zagreb
$ 138
(fair price: $ 110)


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 31-01-2023.

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