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The Cost of Living in Split- $1600 a Month To Live a Mediterranean Dream In Croatia

Split, Croatia offers low living costs, a chill Mediterranean lifestyle, ancient Roman ruins, crystal blue waters, and a long-term EU visa. While prices have increased for 2024, Croatia is still an affordable on a $1600 budget. Plus the high quality of life make Split an ideal spot for expat retirees and digital nomads.

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Published On: January 11, 2021

Latest Update: April 10, 2024

About the author

Hi, I'm Marco Sison. I worked in finance for Fortune 50 companies before retiring early at 41 years old. I have been an expat for over 10 years, living in over 50 countries to show you the best ways to save, invest, and live in amazing countries outside the USA. I am a trusted resource on personal finance and overseas retirement for US News & World Reports, HuffPost, MSN Money, USA Today, ABC Network, Yahoo Finance, Association of MBAs, the iTunes documentary Seeking FIRE, and the Amazon Best-Seller- Abroad: Expats That Thrive.

QUICK SUMMARY- COST OF LIVING IN SPLIT CROATIA

  • Monthly budget in Split for a Single Person = $1,613 <skip to budget details>.
  • Housing prices spike in the summer. Avoid short-term rentals during the peak season to save money.
  • The best things in Split are FREE. Visit ancient Roman ruins, swim in the sea, or just chill out at the beach.
  • You could spend more living in Split, but there is diminishing value in spending over $1500 per month. 

Are you looking for European countries that let you stay longer than 90 days? Croatia offers affordable prices and a one-year temporary residence permit. No property to buy, no business investment, and no expensive "golden visa" required. You can stroll an ancient roman palace during the day, swim in crystal clear turquoise waters in the afternoon, and sip a glass of Croatian red wine on the boardwalk at night. No Schengen visa runs are necessary.

The cost of living in Croatia is more affordable than in the United States. Moving from a medium-cost city in the United States to Zagreb would save you 50%. 

This post may contain affiliate links. I may get a commission if you purchase something using my link. Please note, there is NO ADDITIONAL COST to you. For more information, please see my disclosure.

Quick Tips On Croatia

Understand updated Croatian visa rules- Croatia joined Europe's Schengen Zone in 2023, completely changing their visa policy. Speak with a Croatian lawyer to understand how to legally stay in the country long-term.

Do get travel health insurance. Your home insurance will not cover emergency healthcare overseas, but you can find affordable travel insurance for less than $50 that will cover your medical bills in Croatia.

Do learn some basic Croatian phases. 49% of Croatian people speak English. Learning some basic Croatian language helps. Get a FREE Language Lesson using the same learning technique used by the US State Department, FBI, and overseas military.

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However, inflation and Croatia's growing popularity are pushing prices higher. Like everywhere, rents are soaring- you're not going to live in a two-bedroom apartment in Split for  $530 USD like I did in 2020.

Rental prices get even more expensive in any of the summer tourist meccas on the coast. Want to relive your Game of Throne fantasies in Dubrovnik during the peak summer season? Expect to pay $3000+ per month between June-August.

After six months living in both the north (summer on the Istrian coast) and south (winter in Split), I have concrete estimates for personal expenses.

Basic prices are much higher in Croatia vs. less expensive countries (Bulgaria or Romania) in Eastern Europe. However, typical prices are still cheaper than in neighboring countries in Western Europe (Spain or Italy). This sample budget shows how affordable a decent life costs for expats looking to move to Croatia.

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Croatia no longer uses the Croatian Kuna (HRK) for currency. As of January 1, 2023, Croatia adopted the Euro (EUR). At the time of this writing, the exchange rate is 1 US Dollar = 0.9 EUR. 

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Croatian weather blessed us with short sleeves and sunshine in December. 

What is the cost of living in Croatia As An Expat?

ItemDollar
Total Monthly Expense$1622
COST PER MONTH
Rent- Huge Furnished (915 ft2) 1 Bed, 1.5 Bath 3 min walk to beach - Historical Center707
Maid Service 5 hours per day 2 times per MonthN/A
Water/Sewer/Garbage/Electric82
High Speed Internet26
Cell Phone- 8 GB Internet Per Month11
Total Housing Expense826Housing 826
Home Cooked Meals 17 times per week247
Budget Meal- Local Food 3 times per Week99
Mid-Range Bistro 1 times per Week71
Splurge Meal 1 time per Month38
Total Food454Food 454
1st run movie 1 time per month6
Budget Night Out-2 beers at local bar 2 times per Week25
Local Gym Membership49
Total Entertainment80Entertainment 80
Public Transportation Monthly Pass65
Uber or Taxi 2 times per Week57
Total Transportation122Transportation 122
Travel Medical Insurance60
Total Healthcare60Healthcare 60
Croatian Island Boat Tour 2 times per Month30
Haircut 8 times per Year11
Total Personal Luxury41Luxury 41
Personal Care (Shampoo, etc.) & Household Items (Soap, etc.)20
Miscellaneous18
Total Supplies38Personal Care 38
Exchange Rate to $1 USD0.92

Your budget will vary depending on if you live in Zagreb (the capital), Split (the second-Largest City), a smaller seaside tourist town, or the summer vacation mecca Dubrovnik. But my experience is prices don't vary a ton unless you are talking about Dubrovnik. The other major cities where expats live only swing ~10%.

Prices vary significantly between long-term vs. short-term. Long-term rentals are significantly cheaper, especially in beach towns. If you try to rent month-to-month during the summer, you can expect housing to triple or more in price

How much money do you need to live in Croatia?

Comparing monthly expenses: Croatia vs. Bulgaria, Vietnam, and Colombia. 

How do costs in Croatia compare to the United States?

The top 4 essential living expenses in the United States are housing, food, transportation, and healthcare. These 4 expenses make up 68% of the average costs in a major city.

Let's dig into some real-life numbers and get some context to the spending. Here is a cost of living comparison between a medium-cost US city (Portland) compared to an expensive city in Croatia (Split).

Essential Living CostsUS-PortlandHR-Split
HOUSING$1,500$826
FOOD$388$454
TRANSPORTATION$1,013$122
HEALTHCARE$408$60
Total Average Per Month$3,309$1,462

Save 56% on Monthly Expenses

Your 56% savings on consumer prices means lots of geoarbitrage opportunities. Living in Croatia saves almost $22,000 per year on living expenses.

What kind of lifestyle can I afford on $1600 per month?

Forbes quoted Croatia's "very low" living costs as one reason the country cracked Forbes Best Places To Retire Abroad in 2020

And even with increased prices, living in Croatia is very affordable in 2024. In 2020, our estimates for a modest lifestyle in Split ranged between $1600-$2500. 

With 2024 updated costs, a $1,600 monthly budget is still comfortable for a single person living in the offseason. 

The unknown is always what the definition of a "comfortable" standard of living would be.

I combined my experience living 6-months in Croatia with other expats and digital nomads in my network to calculate an average living cost for Croatia. Most would agree that $1,600 to $3,000 is a reasonable estimate for monthly expenses to live middle-class lifestyle with four meals out per week, movies, wine, and a gym membership in a big city. 

However, to stay within the $1600 monthly budget in 2024 requires a step down in housing and cutting your food budget. 

The good news is the best parts that make the quality of life in Croatia so high are free. Mild Mediterranean weather, beautiful coastline, beaches, and mountains all come free of charge.

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Housing

$826

How much does housing in Croatia cost?

Housing is where prices have increased the most. Monthly rent is now around $650 - $900 (utilities excluded) for a one-bedroom city-center apartment walking distance to everything you need, including Croatia's gorgeous beaches.

Our apartment was less than 1 mile/1 km from a beach.

★ Large (915 square foot or 85 square meter) two-story 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, and a beautiful outdoor terrace or loggia.
★ Fully equipped facilities such as sofa, smart TV, air conditioner, washing machine, stove, and a parking space.
★ Located in a quiet location, close to markets and cafes. Only 3 minute walk to Old Town and the Riva.

How much have housing costs increased in Split?

Rents have increased over 55% since 2020. To compare, here was two-bedroom apartment less than 1 mile/1 km from several beaches in Split.  I paid ~$530 / 450 euros per month with Wifi and all utilities, except electric, included. 

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Click here to compare real estate prices and cost of living in Zagreb.  

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Cost of a studio or one-bedroom apartment

If you want something smaller than a two-bedroom, you can find a furnished studio apartment or a small 1-bedroom in the city center for about $500 (WiFi and utilities included). If you start finding prices lower than $400, there is usually something wrong with the apartment (think small, no sunlight, old furniture).

Cost of Utilities

Many rental rates included utility costs but charged separately for electricity. Our monthly utilities for a 915 square foot/85 m2 two-bedroom with the heat dialed to a comfy 75 F/24 C for 16-hours a day costs us ~$80 / 500 kuna per month in winter.

 INSIDER TIP : BEST LOCAL RENTAL SITES- Like most cities, Airbnb is the most convenient, but local sites give you the best rates for longer-term rentals. Here are three apartment listing sites to try:

  • https://www.indomio.hr/en/to-rent/property/split-dalmatia-county
  • https://en.arkadia.com/for-rent/split-dalmatia-county-g234971
  • https://www.njuskalo.hr/ 

Food

$454

Is it expensive to eat in Croatia?

Another expense where costs have increased substantially in 2024 is food. You can expect to spend $450 monthly for food. This food budget still includes 4 meals out per week, but to keep the food budget low, you'll need to cut out alcohol, cook most your meals at home, and reduce your splurge meals to once a month. 

Food from grocery showing cost of living in Croatia

Here is an example of what $95 at a grocery store buys you.

  • Boneless chicken breast $5 per pound
  • Milk $1.25 for a 1-liter bottle
  • Eggs $3 for 10 eggs
  • Local cheese $4.75 per pound
  • Fresh baked loaf of bread $1.25
  • Wine $6 for a local bottle of wine. We cut wine out of our regular grocery shopping list to save money.

How much has food prices increased in Split?

Food prices have increased by roughly 50%. However, that is not apples to apples. I only spent $295 per month in Split (Winter 2020). However, these numbers were abnormally low. That number is 95% grocery bills. Due to the pandemic, we didn't eat out and only rarely had food delivered. 

What are the average restaurant prices in Croatia?

Budget Meal- Cevapi in Lepinja $7

Mid-Range Restaurant- Shrimp Risotto (feeds 2) $15 per person

Nice Restaurant (New York Times Rated)- Lamb under the bell- $35 per person

There is a broad range of options in Split. Budget restaurants ($7-$15) skew toward pizzas and cevapi (skinless sausages popular in Eastern Europe). Situated on the Adriatic Sea, mid-range restaurants dish up locally caught shrimp risotto, ricotta stuff calamari, and fried sardines. The average price for mid-range restaurants is $15 - $25 per person.

My favorite restaurant is in Dubrovnik. On the hills above the city, in a village called Bosana, sits Konoba Dubrava. The views of Dubrovnik alone are worth the price of the meal. Their specialty dish is Peka, which are meals cooked over hot coals under a heavy metal "bell."

Our lamb and potatoes were slow-cooked for hours on coals until the meat was falling off the bone. At the same time, the exterior had the BBQ grilled crunch. The potatoes baked to a crisp in the rendered fat of the lamb. Easily the best meal I had in Croatia. The total cost was roughly $35 per person.

 FOODIE TIP TrufflesTruffles in Croatia are $32 for a 340-gram jar of 12% local white truffles mixed with cheese. Some of the best truffles in the world come from this region, and they taste extraordinary. 


Other Miscellaneous Costs

  • Entertainment $71- I'm going to be honest; this does not indicate what an active social life costs in Split. You're not out drinking every weekend on this budget. As the summer coastal cities attract large tourist crowds, you can expect to pay large tourist prices. Budget at least $60 if you are in the mood for a bigger night out at trendier clubs. Keeping your social life low-key? A half-liter of beer will cost about $4.50 at an outdoor bar on the promenade and $1.50 at the store.
  • Fitness Club $50- There is a big box gym (Olimpijski Centar) near Old Town with lots of squat racks and bumper plates for $50 a month. There are now three CrossFit gyms in Split, include two walking distance to Old Town. A monthly gym membership for 2 X a week is $45.
  • Barbershop $15- I like keeping my hair short. I usually get a haircut every two weeks in cheaper countries where I can get proper barbershop fade for $5. However, most men's barbershops in Split charge between $15-$20 for a fade and scissor cut.
  • Cell Phone Plan $11-  Monthly data only LTE packages cost roughly $11 per month for a 8 GB data SIM.

 INSIDER TIP : Free Entertainment: Just because I've cut most alcohol out of monthly entertainment budget doesn't mean living in Split is boring. Our favorite activities in Split are free. Swimming in the Adriatic, drinking coffee on the beach, wandering Diocletian's palace, and enjoying sunsets along the Riva (a Croatian promenade) doesn't cost a thing. 

Free entertainment includes wandering Old Town and exploring historical sites built in the 4th century AD.

What does transportation cost in Croatia?

Transportation

$122

Split has a well-developed public transportation system. $3 covers a bus ride to most of the city. A monthly pass for unlimited rides is less than $65. But Split is a very walkable city with wide sidewalks and EU traffic rules. None of that SE Asia chaos to deal with walking around here. If you need to grab an Uber, $6 - $7 will take you almost anywhere you need to go.

Transportation costs inside the country are reasonable as well. As an example, the train from Split to Zagreb takes about 6 hours and costs $35.

Need something cheaper? Flixbus tickets are ~$25.

Need to get there quicker? Croatian Airlines takes 45 minutes to fly to Zagreb and costs $70. 

How much is Croatian health care?

Healthcare

$60

Especially for an American retiring in Croatia, health care coverage is an always present question. The good news is expat residents are eligible for public healthcare. Woohoo!

First, you will need to have private health insurance to cover you while you are in Croatia applying for the permit. Travel health insurance satisfies this requirement.

When your application is approved, you are required to have Croatian Health Insurance (HZZO). There is a one-time fee equaling 12 months "backpay" of health care contributions. After your buy-in, then you are charged monthly for coverage. Your premium will vary, but most expats and early retirees should budget ~$90 per month.

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 INSIDER TIP : Croatian public healthcare includes a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), medically covering you anywhere in the European Union. If you only plan on traveling in the EU, you can cancel your travel health insurance to save money.

Will I have to pay taxes living in Croatia?

Non-residents are liable for taxes on Croatian-source income. But if you are a resident permit holder or stay over 183 days in Croatia, *TAH DAH* you are considered a tax resident. Croatia taxes residents on worldwide income. Consult with an expat tax expert to confirm your specific situation. I partnered with a firm that provides 30-minute free consultations. Check the URL below.

National Income Tax Rates

  • 15% to 23.60% up to 50,400 EUR (roughly $54,300 USD)
  • 25% to 35.40% above 50,400 EUR annually (equal to 4,200 EUR per month )

International Tax Treaties

Check this list to see which countries have a taxation agreement with Croatia to determine your tax liability

Local Income Tax 

Local areas may also charge additional income tax based on their size:

  • Municpalities: up to 33%
  • Towns with population up to 30,000: up to 33.6%
  • Towns with Population over 30,000: up to 34.5%
  • The city of Zagreb: up to 35.4%

What Is Not Included In The $1,600 Budget? Taxes!

 INSIDER TIP : Croatia does NOT have a double taxation treaty with the United States. You may be subject to paying tax to both the United States and Croatia. Speak with a tax accountant to understand what this means to you. 

How much does it cost to move to Croatia?

As of 2023, Croatia became the 27th country to join Europe's Schengen Area. As a member of the Schengen zone, American citizens can move freely within Croatia and between the 26 other European countries without needing a visa. 

However, it is important to note that visa-free access to the Schengen Zone is intended solely for tourism and business purposes. Expats are not allowed to work while on a "Schengen Visa." Digital nomads or retired US citizens must apply for one of Croatia's long-term visas.

The downside to Croatia's inclusion into Schengen is expats can no longer refresh their 90-day allowance for Schengen by staying in Croatia. To legally extend your stay in Europe, heading to countries like Romania, Bulgaria, and Cyprus will be your best option.

Immigration costs for US citizens to live in Croatia for three months are cheap- As in $0. Being in the European Union, they do not charge US citizens to enter the country. Americans can stay in Croatia for up to 90 days out of 180 days visa-free. 

For other nationalities, you can look up specific visa requirements here.

How to retire to Croatia from the United States?

Does Croatia have a retirement visa?

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Living long-term or retiring in Croatia is a different animal. If you want to stay longer than 90 days, but not more than 1- year, Croatia has a temporary residence permit available. If you are from the US and not already a citizen or permanent resident of the EU or EEA, there are some narrowly accepted reasons to stay long term:

  • Croatian heritage or immediate family are Croatian citizens
  • Scientific research or University education
  • Volunteering- must be unpaid contract work
  • Business Investment- involves substantial start-up costs and requires employees
  • Work, but then you're not really retired
  • Real Estate Investment- only good for 6-9 months
  • Lease an apartment for one year

Yes, you read that last one correctly. All the other choices are terrible if you're looking to retire in here. That last option looks like a winner, but there is a catch.

Requirements to apply for Croatia Temporary Residence Based on leasing an apartment for one year

The temporary residence permit requirements can be found on the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs website. You are technically applying for a long-term stay using the "for other purposes" justification with the following conditions:

  • You must prepay rent for one year
  • You are not allowed to work
  • You must prove you have "sufficient funds" to support yourself and your family
  • There is no path to permanent residency or citizenship
  • You need to leave the country for 90-days after your permit expires.
  • There is no renewal.
  • There is a six-month waiting period before being allowed to apply again.

OK, those last two are the catch. There isn't a path to stay longer than one year without leaving the country for at least three months. This "Temporary Residence Permit" is not a "retirement visa" per Spain or the Philippines. But, if you want to live in a European country for a year, then the Croatian Temporary Residence is an excellent option to live in the EU long-term. 

For your convenience the Temporary Residence Permit Application Form can be download here. 

 INSIDER TIP : How much money do I need to show for "Sufficient Funds"? You will need to show a social security benefit verification letter, pension statement, or bank statement with the following amounts deposited:

  • Single Person-  $7,417 USD / 6,888 EUR
  • Married Couple- $8,530 USD / 7,921 EUR
  • Each Dependent- $9,271 USD / 8,609 EUR

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 INSIDER TIP : Digital Nomad Visa- To attract remote workers and their spending money, Croatia created a highly anticipated Digital Nomad visa effective January 1, 2021. 

Can I extend a temporary residence permit?

No. You cannot. That is what makes this not a "Retirement Visa." You can stay one year; then, you cannot reapply for another permit for another six months.

As of 2024, Croatia doesn't really have a mechanism for Early Retirees or FIRE expats. Maybe when the Digital Nomad visa comes out, there might be more wiggle room, but right now, you get one year in Croatia. It sucks, but it is still more than the 90 days that most of the EU gives you. 

Key Takeaway: Is Croatia a good value for the money?

$1600 buys you a relaxing life here. Normally, I like to give a High and Low range when discussing monthly costs, but Croatia is a bit of an anomaly. There isn't a street food scene to lower food costs. Cheaper apartments are hard to find because of the summer peak period. Living here for less than $1600 would be uncomfortable.

At the same time, I'm not sure if spending more has value. You can find above-average apartment 3 minutes from the beach for less than $750 per month. You could always spend more on rent, but there is a point of diminishing returns.

Croatia isn't Medellin or Da Nang cheap, but it is more affordable than the US or even Spain. With the fantastic quality of life, $1600 makes sense for me here. A lot of what makes the country unique is free. You don't need to pay to swim in the Adriatic Sea or a hike in the Dinaric Alps. The temporary residence permit may only allow you one year in Croatia, but European beach living for less than $1,600 a month is a tradeoff worth signing up for.

FAQs: Living Costs In Split, Croatia

What is the monthly cost of living in Split?

My monthly budget for Split was ~$1,600 (almost 1,500 Euros per month). This monthly cost covered all my living expenses, including a nice apartment, a monthly food budget, transportation, an occasional liter bottle of Croatian wine, and dining out a couple of times a week.

What currency is used in Croatia?

As of January 1, 2023, Croatia adopted the Euro (EUR). The old Croatian currency was the Kuna, which replaced the Croatian Dinar in 1994. You will sometimes still see prices listed in both EUR and HRK or Kn, which were the symbols for the older Kuna. 

At the time of this writing, the exchange rate is 1 US Dollar = .92 EUR. 

Is it expensive to live in Split, Croatia?

The cost of living in Split is about $1600 a month, making it affordable for many expats from the United States and Western Europe, even on a modest monthly income. However, real estate prices increase dramatically during the peak summer months. If you are only living in Split during the busy tourist season, expect rent prices to surge by a factor of 2x or 3x.

Can I live comfortably in Split on $1,000 per month?

No. While the cost of living in Croatia is affordable, living in Split on $1,000 (roughly 850 Euros per month) would require uncomfortable sacrifices. A basic studio apartment and modest meals at home would cost approximately $900 to $1,000 per month, not leaving anything for health care contributions, transportation, travel, and other essentials.

How much are apartment prices in Split?

The average cost of a two-bedroom apartment is $1,350 per month, and the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom 900-square-foot apartment is $700. The prices can be higher or lower depending on if you prefer the city center vs. the outskirts. However, the most significant driver in average rent is renting long-term or simply for a few months. The rental prices can double or triple in the peak summer months.

What is the average salary in Split?

The average salary in Split is about $20,400 a year. The minimum salary in Croatia is ~$840 per month (gross or bruto) after taxes, while the average local wage in Split is ~$1,700 per month.

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    • Hi Chantelle,

      I was surprised as well. As long as you’re not looking at Dubrovnik or trying for a short-term rental during the summer months, the country is very reasonable.

    • I think the beaches and coasts in all the Balkan countries are criminally underrated. The islands, waters, and beaches are as nice as places on the Mediterranean Riviera but for 50% less cost.

  • It looks like you can afford a pretty sweet lifestyle in Croatia for $1400 a month. That is fantastic when you consider how great the scenery is there – you must have had a blast exploring the countryside. 🙂

    • Stunning is an understatement in describing nature out here. The turquoise-blue waters are as clear as any place outside of the Philippines.

  • Wow, this is great information. I am planning a long term trip in the near future and I will definitely bookmark this post for later. Croatia was on my list before, but I might decide to stay there longer now! I also love the tip about the local truffles, I am a truffle fanatic!

    • Hi Kailyn,

      Truffles here are made my pandemic bearable. During “normal" times, they have a Truffle festival run by a Michelin-rated restaurant, Zigante. Well worth checking out while you are here.

  • Croatia is on our list of countries to visit. I was surprised to see some low hotel rates in the not-so-touristy areas and your article just explained that this is because of the lower cost of living. When the pandemic is over and we finally get to visit, then hopefully we will be able to profit from the lower prices by stretching our budget farther than I thought.

    • I saw some dive shops (closed for the winter) on my beach. I’m not sure what snorkeling in the Adriatic is like, but from the shore, visibility here is incredible.

  • I did not know about Croatia’s one year residence permit but I will surely keep that in mind! Croatia is on my 2020s travel wish list, so this post was really helpful since I’d absolutely want to spend more than just a week or two there. The rent is a lot cheaper than I expected it to be given the location and how nice the place looks. Also interesting to see the cost comparisons with Vietnam and Colombia since I lived in Saigon for a year and would like to eventually do a long-term stay in Medellin.

    • Even better, they just released a Digital Nomad Visa in January. If you want to work online (teaching English) and live in the country, there is a legal way to do it. I’ll be releasing my post about that visa soon.

  • Shawna Wilson says:

    Thank you for this informative article!
    I am planning take advanage of the 1 year digital nomad program next year. Can you please recommend any websites for furnished long term rentals?
    Thank you!

  • Excellent and thorough article. We’re thinking of a 6 month stay, if it can work out, and use Split as a jumping point for other EU travel. Thanks!

  • Barbara Hennessey-Elzohairy says:

    hi sent questions which your computer program can not answer. Please review and let me know what is possible given the constraints I mentioned. Thanks

    • Hi Barbara,

      Sorry, you didn’t get the answers from my automated assistant. The system also doesn’t tell me who asked what question. Can you tell me which questions you were looking for answers to?

      Cheers,

      Marco

  • Hi! I can get Croatian citizenship through descent from my Croatian great grandparents that emigrated to the US. I have all of the documents ready but wait times to apply in the US are long. Do you know of Americans who have gone to Croatia to apply there? And how long it took? Thanks!