Cost of living in Croatia

Compare the cost of your home country to the actual living costs in Croatia, simply select your home currency and see the difference!

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Food Price in kn
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 HRK
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 HRK
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 HRK
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 HRK
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 HRK
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 HRK
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 HRK
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 HRK
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 HRK
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 HRK
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 HRK
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 HRK
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 HRK
1.5 kg Sugar 10 HRK
2 liter cooking oil 20 HRK
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 HRK
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 HRK
1 liter milk 8.50 HRK
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 HRK
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 HRK
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 HRK
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 HRK
House Cleaning fee per day 105 HRK
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 HRK
Original branded Electric Fans 200 HRK
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 HRK
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 HRK
Single bed Blankets 120 HRK
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 HRK
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 HRK
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 HRK
Men's haircut 40 HRK
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 HRK
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 HRK
1 month of gym subscription. 105 HRK
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 HRK
Unisex Loris perfume 30 HRK
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 HRK
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 HRK
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 HRK
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 HRK
Go carting 30mins 120 HRK
Movie House 3d cinema 30 HRK
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 HRK
Photo shoot 120 HRK
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 HRK
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 HRK
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 HRK
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 HRK
Spalding Basketball 200 HRK
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 HRK
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 HRK
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 HRK
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 HRK
1 day rent a car cost 140 HRK
Driver’s license 2300 HRK
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 HRK
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 HRK
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 HRK
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 HRK
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 HRK
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 HRK

The cost of living in any country is akin to a few factors including individual lifestyle choices and their location.

Student's budget is determined by how well they can manage their finances while studying, however, for students who wish to take advantage of their time in Croatia and engage in travel and cultural activities should hope to have more expenses.

We have provided a general estimate to guide students on the living cost in Croatia.

Food 1,000 HRK per month
Additional Utilities (heating, internet, water, etc) 1,500 HRK per month
Public Transportation 100 HRK per month
Academic materials 400 HRK per month
Other expenses 800 HRK per month
Total 3,800 HRK per month
Total in Euros (which is nearly €550) per month

*This is just a basic guide for what students can expect, in reality, the prices can be more or less expensive, depending on the individual.


International students in Croatia seek out private accommodation within their school area for easy access to the campus. Rental prices vary significantly on factors such as location within or outside the city center, the building type, the facilities available, etc.

In some cases, utilities such as electricity, water, heating, and wireless internet are included in the price of rent or billed separately. Landlords ask that payments should be every month or in an advance of six months.

Take advantage of our accommodation services to let us help you find suitable housing in Croatia long before you arrive. Our on-ground accommodation partners have several options tailored to your requests and budget and will be happy to guide you through making a decision.


Croatia has a very efficient public transport system that consists of trains, trams, and buses. These services are fully operational all day and night, every few mınutes during the day and on the hour at night.

The tickets are sold on the bus for 10 HRK and at bus stops or news posts for 8 HRK. Daily tickets are also sold for 24 HRK which can carry you for the whole day regardless of the destination.

In big cities like Zagreb, there are monthly and yearly tickets sold at subsidized rates. Taxis are also ubiquitous within the city and are quite expensive in Zagreb or Dubrovnik and areas where tourists might frequent.

Food and Drinks

There are many restaurants, eateries, and fast-food franchises across the country, food prices are quite affordable anywhere and the portions are also very worth the price.

Students can expect to pay between 50 HRK to 150 HRK at any average to high scale restaurants within the city. The good thing about Croatia is that there are several student restaurants which have been dubbed ‘mensas’ scattered around major university cities, campuses, dormitories.

Students should possess an ‘Iksica’ to enjoy all the discounts reserved for students alone.

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