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:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1605* (10248 HRK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 106 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2602* (16604 HRK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3723* (23758 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 2020

Cost of living: Croatia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Croatia in 2020 is essentially the same as 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
Dubrovnik 49% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dubrovnik
Zadar 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zadar
Makarska 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Makarska
Split 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Split
Rijeka 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rijeka
Rovinj 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rovinj
Zagreb 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zagreb

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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 32% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.6/person
($ 5.5 to $ 28)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 13 to $ 57)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 5.5 to $ 12)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.5 for 500ml
($ 1.9 to $ 8.2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.5)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 5.7)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.7 to $ 3.6)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 3.1)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Croatia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Croatia costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 81 to $ 87)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 64 to $ 150)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 76 to $ 190)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 138/night
($ 87 to $ 230)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 275/night
($ 225 to $ 343)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 94/month
($ 75 to $ 118)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 195/month
($ 132 to $ 329)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 198/month
($ 122 to $ 365)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 163/month
($ 96 to $ 290)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 200/month
($ 125 to $ 315)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Croatia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Croatia costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 4.4)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 7.3)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 6.3)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 6.3 to $ 29)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.5/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 13)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 6.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 6.8)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 6.5)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 4.8)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 2.5)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.8 to $ 3.1)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 7 to $ 30)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Croatia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Croatia costs 13% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 3.8)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 58/month
($ 40 to $ 141)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.7 to $ 3.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

98% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 1.6 to $ 5.5)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 33/24hrs
($ 7.2 to $ 121)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Croatia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Croatia costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 199/month
($ 107 to $ 352)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 30/month
($ 24 to $ 146)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 478/month
($ 315 to $ 3905)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 369/month
($ 236 to $ 3126)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 823/month
($ 490 to $ 7289)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 579/month
($ 377 to $ 5478)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 26 to $ 106)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 157/month
($ 95 to $ 2592)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5068/yr
($ 2822 to $ 43268)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Croatia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Croatia costs 43% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.3/ticket
($ 4.7 to $ 18)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 7.9 to $ 45)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Croatia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Croatia is 7% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.7/pack
($ 4.4 to $ 17)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 90
($ 41 to $ 119)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 22 to $ 79)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 94
($ 64 to $ 150)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 104
($ 63 to $ 176)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Dubrovnik
Manchester → Dubrovnik
Manchester → Dubrovnik
$ 292
(fair price: $ 256)
Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
Edinburgh → Dubrovnik
$ 323
(fair price: $ 284)
New York City → Dubrovnik
New York City → Dubrovnik
New York City → Dubrovnik
$ 758
(fair price: $ 664)
Dublin → Zagreb
Dublin → Zagreb
Dublin → Zagreb
$ 249
(fair price: $ 228)
Manchester → Split
Manchester → Split
Manchester → Split
$ 280
(fair price: $ 241)
Edinburgh → Split
Edinburgh → Split
Edinburgh → Split
$ 334
(fair price: $ 290)
Manchester → Zagreb
Manchester → Zagreb
Manchester → Zagreb
$ 266
(fair price: $ 220)
Dublin → Dubrovnik
Dublin → Dubrovnik
Dublin → Dubrovnik
$ 286
(fair price: $ 259)
New York City → Split
New York City → Split
New York City → Split
$ 832
(fair price: $ 707)
Dublin → Split
Dublin → Split
Dublin → Split
$ 273
(fair price: $ 238)
Edinburgh → Zagreb
Edinburgh → Zagreb
Edinburgh → Zagreb
$ 292
(fair price: $ 247)
Los Angeles → Dubrovnik
Los Angeles  → Dubrovnik
Los Angeles  → Dubrovnik
$ 946
(fair price: $ 843)
London → Dubrovnik
London → Dubrovnik
London → Dubrovnik
$ 254
(fair price: $ 211)
London → Split
London → Split
London → Split
$ 245
(fair price: $ 212)
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
Toronto (Ontario) → Zagreb
$ 919
(fair price: $ 817)
New York City → Zagreb
New York City → Zagreb
New York City → Zagreb
$ 831
(fair price: $ 698)
Los Angeles → Split
Los Angeles  → Split
Los Angeles  → Split
$ 983
(fair price: $ 851)
London → Zagreb
London → Zagreb
London → Zagreb
$ 224
(fair price: $ 190)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
Toronto (Ontario) → Dubrovnik
$ 968
(fair price: $ 863)
Montreal → Dubrovnik
Montreal → Dubrovnik
Montreal → Dubrovnik
$ 1034
(fair price: $ 916)
Toronto (Ontario) → Split
Toronto (Ontario) → Split
Toronto (Ontario) → Split
$ 1025
(fair price: $ 895)
Los Angeles → Zagreb
Los Angeles  → Zagreb
Los Angeles  → Zagreb
$ 1041
(fair price: $ 887)
Montreal → Zagreb
Montreal → Zagreb
Montreal → Zagreb
$ 1008
(fair price: $ 880)
Montreal → Split
Montreal → Split
Montreal → Split
$ 1058
(fair price: $ 916)
Sydney → Split
Sydney → Split
Sydney → Split
$ 1599
(fair price: $ 1333)
Sydney → Dubrovnik
Sydney → Dubrovnik
Sydney → Dubrovnik
$ 1580
(fair price: $ 1347)
Sydney → Zagreb
Sydney → Zagreb
Sydney → Zagreb
$ 1322
(fair price: $ 1161)
Melbourne → Split
Melbourne → Split
Melbourne → Split
$ 1517
(fair price: $ 1350)
Melbourne → Zagreb
Melbourne → Zagreb
Melbourne → Zagreb
$ 1332
(fair price: $ 1154)
Perth → Split
Perth → Split
Perth → Split
$ 1437
(fair price: $ 1267)
Perth → Zagreb
Perth → Zagreb
Perth → Zagreb
$ 1274
(fair price: $ 1120)
Auckland → Split
Auckland → Split
Auckland → Split
$ 1518
(fair price: $ 1367)
Melbourne → Dubrovnik
Melbourne → Dubrovnik
Melbourne → Dubrovnik
$ 1488
(fair price: $ 1346)
Perth → Dubrovnik
Perth → Dubrovnik
Perth → Dubrovnik
$ 1463
(fair price: $ 1274)
Auckland → Zagreb
Auckland → Zagreb
Auckland → Zagreb
$ 1532
(fair price: $ 1335)
Auckland → Dubrovnik
Auckland → Dubrovnik
Auckland → Dubrovnik
$ 1506
(fair price: $ 1375)

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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 06-04-2020.

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