Croatia Expat Guide

Subscribe To Croatia Expats Insights Weekly Newsletter

  • Ready to experience the world and improve your life, finances, and wellbeing? My weekly newsletter is your passport to a better life.
  • My team of seasoned expats has traveled the world, to share hand-picked advice, tips, and recommendations for a happy, healthy, and wealthy life abroad.
  • Join a community of 50,000+ expats. Start living your best life!

About the author

Hi, That's me. I'm Marco Sison. I worked in corporate finance for 15 years 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 trust resource on personal finance and overseas retirement for US News & World Reports, HuffPost, MSN Money, USA Today, ABC Network, Yahoo Finance, Best Life, Association of MBAs, and the iTunes documentary Seeking FIRE.

Croatia EXPAT STATISTICS AND QUICK FACTS

QUICK FACTS

Croatia
FactsCapital CityZagreb
FactsPopulation Size3,855,641
Facts# US Citizens Living In Country414,714
FactsRetirement Ranking (Out of 85)34
FactsExchange Rate of $1 USD as of Sat, 02/240.92 EUR
FactsSafety Score (Out of 100)74
FactsSafest CityZagreb
CostsCapital City Cost of Living Ranking (Out of 227 cities)146
CostsMonthly Budget Upper-Middle Class(1-person Capital city)$1,721.80
CostsHousing As % of Monthly Cost39%
CostsCost of A Movie Ticket (Capital City)$7
CostsCost of A Beer (Captial City)$1.55
CostsAverage Monthly Salary (USD)$542
CostsCheapest City (Single Person Upper Middle Class)Osijek $ 1,106/mo
HealthHealthcare System Ranking43
HealthAverage Cost of Health Insurance (Single Person)$3,921 per year
HealthAverage Cost of One Night In The Hospital$268
HealthNumber of Hospitals68
HealthDrinkable Tap WaterSafe To Drink
HealthNumber of Doctors Per 10000 People34.66
HealthAir Pollution LevelModerate (Exceeds Guidelines by 2-3X)
LifeQuality of Life Ranking (Out of 84)66
LifeMain LanguagesCroatian
LifeEnglish Speak %60%
LifeEnglish Ranking (Out of 111 countries)11
LifeTraffic (Time To Drive ~6 miles/10 Km)20 Minutes
LifeLanguage DifficultyCategory III- 44 weeks (1100 class hours)
LifePublic Holidays14
City With The Most ExpatsZagreb

COST STATISTICS

Croatia
FactsCapital CityZagreb
FactsPopulation Size3,855,641
Facts# US Citizens Living In Country414,714
FactsRetirement Ranking (Out of 85)34
FactsExchange Rate of $1 USD as of Sat, 02/240.92 EUR
FactsSafety Score (Out of 100)74
FactsSafest CityZagreb
CostsCapital City Cost of Living Ranking (Out of 227 cities)146
CostsMonthly Budget Upper-Middle Class(1-person Capital city)$1,721.80
CostsHousing As % of Monthly Cost39%
CostsCost of A Movie Ticket (Capital City)$7
CostsCost of A Beer (Captial City)$1.55
CostsAverage Monthly Salary (USD)$542
CostsCheapest City (Single Person Upper Middle Class)Osijek $ 1,106/mo
HealthHealthcare System Ranking43
HealthAverage Cost of Health Insurance (Single Person)$3,921 per year
HealthAverage Cost of One Night In The Hospital$268
HealthNumber of Hospitals68
HealthDrinkable Tap WaterSafe To Drink
HealthNumber of Doctors Per 10000 People34.66
HealthAir Pollution LevelModerate (Exceeds Guidelines by 2-3X)
LifeQuality of Life Ranking (Out of 84)66
LifeMain LanguagesCroatian
LifeEnglish Speak %60%
LifeEnglish Ranking (Out of 111 countries)11
LifeTraffic (Time To Drive ~6 miles/10 Km)20 Minutes
LifeLanguage DifficultyCategory III- 44 weeks (1100 class hours)
LifePublic Holidays14
City With The Most ExpatsZagreb

HEALTHCARE STATISTICS

Croatia
FactsCapital CityZagreb
FactsPopulation Size3,855,641
Facts# US Citizens Living In Country414,714
FactsRetirement Ranking (Out of 85)34
FactsExchange Rate of $1 USD as of Sat, 02/240.92 EUR
FactsSafety Score (Out of 100)74
FactsSafest CityZagreb
CostsCapital City Cost of Living Ranking (Out of 227 cities)146
CostsMonthly Budget Upper-Middle Class(1-person Capital city)$1,721.80
CostsHousing As % of Monthly Cost39%
CostsCost of A Movie Ticket (Capital City)$7
CostsCost of A Beer (Captial City)$1.55
CostsAverage Monthly Salary (USD)$542
CostsCheapest City (Single Person Upper Middle Class)Osijek $ 1,106/mo
HealthHealthcare System Ranking43
HealthAverage Cost of Health Insurance (Single Person)$3,921 per year
HealthAverage Cost of One Night In The Hospital$268
HealthNumber of Hospitals68
HealthDrinkable Tap WaterSafe To Drink
HealthNumber of Doctors Per 10000 People34.66
HealthAir Pollution LevelModerate (Exceeds Guidelines by 2-3X)
LifeQuality of Life Ranking (Out of 84)66
LifeMain LanguagesCroatian
LifeEnglish Speak %60%
LifeEnglish Ranking (Out of 111 countries)11
LifeTraffic (Time To Drive ~6 miles/10 Km)20 Minutes
LifeLanguage DifficultyCategory III- 44 weeks (1100 class hours)
LifePublic Holidays14
City With The Most ExpatsZagreb

QUALITY OF LIFE

Croatia
FactsCapital CityZagreb
FactsPopulation Size3,855,641
Facts# US Citizens Living In Country414,714
FactsRetirement Ranking (Out of 85)34
FactsExchange Rate of $1 USD as of Sat, 02/240.92 EUR
FactsSafety Score (Out of 100)74
FactsSafest CityZagreb
CostsCapital City Cost of Living Ranking (Out of 227 cities)146
CostsMonthly Budget Upper-Middle Class(1-person Capital city)$1,721.80
CostsHousing As % of Monthly Cost39%
CostsCost of A Movie Ticket (Capital City)$7
CostsCost of A Beer (Captial City)$1.55
CostsAverage Monthly Salary (USD)$542
CostsCheapest City (Single Person Upper Middle Class)Osijek $ 1,106/mo
HealthHealthcare System Ranking43
HealthAverage Cost of Health Insurance (Single Person)$3,921 per year
HealthAverage Cost of One Night In The Hospital$268
HealthNumber of Hospitals68
HealthDrinkable Tap WaterSafe To Drink
HealthNumber of Doctors Per 10000 People34.66
HealthAir Pollution LevelModerate (Exceeds Guidelines by 2-3X)
LifeQuality of Life Ranking (Out of 84)66
LifeMain LanguagesCroatian
LifeEnglish Speak %60%
LifeEnglish Ranking (Out of 111 countries)11
LifeTraffic (Time To Drive ~6 miles/10 Km)20 Minutes
LifeLanguage DifficultyCategory III- 44 weeks (1100 class hours)
LifePublic Holidays14
City With The Most ExpatsZagreb

ARCHIVES OF ALL Croatia GUIDES

The Cost of Living in Zagreb-$1300 a Month As An Expat In Croatia’s Capital
Is Croatia Safe For Expats? Advice, Scams, And Warnings On Safety In Croatia
Dos and Don’ts In Croatia- What Not To Do and Cultural Mistakes To Avoid in Croatia
Retire to Croatia- The Croatia Retirement Visa Guide (Costs, Requirements, and Process)
The Ultimate Guide To Living In Croatia For Expat Retirees and Digital Nomads
The Cost of Living in Split- $1400 a Month To Live a Mediterranean Dream In Croatia
>