Travel budget and cost of living in Croatia how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.2 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1477* (9184 HRK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 5.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2589* (16100 HRK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3564* (22148 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 26% less than 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
Rijeka 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Rijeka
Dubrovnik 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dubrovnik
Gospic 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gospic
Zadar 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zadar
Split 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Split
Pula 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pula
Zagreb 4% 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 30% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8/person
($ 5.6 to $ 12)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 13 to $ 26)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.9/person
($ 4.9 to $ 7.3)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.9 to $ 3.2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

60% 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)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/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
$ 73/night
($ 71 to $ 77)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 69 to $ 149)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 120/night
($ 78 to $ 200)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 89 to $ 213)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 288/night
($ 250 to $ 341)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 97/month
($ 77 to $ 120)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 185/month
($ 119 to $ 331)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 185/month
($ 110 to $ 355)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 175/month
($ 91 to $ 341)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 186/month
($ 119 to $ 280)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Croatia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Croatia costs 39% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 2.9)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.2/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 15)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 10.5)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

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

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.2/kg
($ 7.3 to $ 13)

17% 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)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 54/month
($ 41 to $ 59)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.7)

111% 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
($ 8.4 to $ 110)

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 52% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 193/month
($ 130 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)

0% less than in 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)
$ 420/month
($ 243 to $ 613)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 310/month
($ 194 to $ 420)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 708/month
($ 404 to $ 1130)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 500/month
($ 323 to $ 726)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 33 to $ 49)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 153/month
($ 97 to $ 243)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5109/yr
($ 3063 to $ 13377)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Croatia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Croatia costs 42% 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
($ 8 to $ 17)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Croatia

On average, shopping budget in Croatia is 8% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.4/pack
($ 4.2 to $ 4.9)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 84
($ 58 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
($ 65 to $ 114)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 95
($ 65 to $ 130)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
$ 347
(fair price: $ 299)
New York City → Zagreb
New York City → Zagreb
New York City → Zagreb
$ 878
(fair price: $ 762)
Dublin → Zagreb
Dublin → Zagreb
Dublin → Zagreb
$ 262
(fair price: $ 244)
Manchester → Dubrovnik
Manchester → Dubrovnik
Manchester → Dubrovnik
$ 302
(fair price: $ 260)
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
$ 956
(fair price: $ 881)
Manchester → Zagreb
Manchester → Zagreb
Manchester → Zagreb
$ 278
(fair price: $ 239)
New York City → Dubrovnik
New York City → Dubrovnik
New York City → Dubrovnik
$ 893
(fair price: $ 799)
Edinburgh → Zagreb
Edinburgh → Zagreb
Edinburgh → Zagreb
$ 297
(fair price: $ 260)
Dublin → Dubrovnik
Dublin → Dubrovnik
Dublin → Dubrovnik
$ 311
(fair price: $ 272)
Los Angeles → Zagreb
Los Angeles  → Zagreb
Los Angeles  → Zagreb
$ 1094
(fair price: $ 981)
London → Zagreb
London → Zagreb
London → Zagreb
$ 247
(fair price: $ 210)
London → Dubrovnik
London → Dubrovnik
London → Dubrovnik
$ 268
(fair price: $ 228)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
$ 977
(fair price: $ 758)
Los Angeles → Dubrovnik
Los Angeles  → Dubrovnik
Los Angeles  → Dubrovnik
$ 1097
(fair price: $ 1003)
Montreal → Zagreb
Montreal → Zagreb
Montreal → Zagreb
$ 984
(fair price: $ 915)
Edinburgh → Split
Edinburgh → Split
Edinburgh → Split
$ 360
(fair price: $ 315)
New York City → Split
New York City → Split
New York City → Split
$ 1075
(fair price: $ 900)
Montreal → Dubrovnik
Montreal → Dubrovnik
Montreal → Dubrovnik
$ 1042
(fair price: $ 794)
London → Split
London → Split
London → Split
$ 261
(fair price: $ 222)
Manchester → Split
Manchester → Split
Manchester → Split
$ 291
(fair price: $ 255)
Los Angeles → Split
Los Angeles  → Split
Los Angeles  → Split
$ 1176
(fair price: $ 1083)

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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 16-05-2019.

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