Cost of Living in Zagreb

Summary about cost of living in Zagreb, Croatia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 67.50 kn 50.00-120.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 kn 250.00-600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 45.00 kn 45.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 18.00 kn 14.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 kn 16.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 13.14 kn 10.00-16.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 15.77 kn 12.00-20.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.52 kn 8.00-15.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 29.11 kn 22.71-34.07
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.95 kn 4.54-10.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.75 kn 4.54-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 17.40 kn 13.93-20.39
Local Cheese (1 lb) 27.37 kn 15.88-51.26
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 27.88 kn 18.14-36.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 36.15 kn 25.40-49.90
Apples (1 lb) 4.35 kn 2.72-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 4.63 kn 4.08-6.35
Oranges (1 lb) 4.74 kn 2.72-9.07
Tomato (1 lb) 7.13 kn 4.08-11.34
Potato (1 lb) 3.00 kn 1.81-4.54
Onion (1 lb) 3.24 kn 1.81-4.54
Lettuce (1 head) 6.81 kn 5.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.07 kn 5.00-11.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 40.00 kn 30.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.31 kn 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.73 kn 8.00-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 34.00 kn 32.00-36.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 kn 4.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 360.00 kn 334.00-375.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 15.00 kn 10.00-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9.66 kn 6.44-12.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 kn 40.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 49.37 kn 43.53-55.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 180,000.00 kn 170,000.00-200,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 172,265.00 kn 160,000.00-200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,355.48 kn 1,000.00-2,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.88 kn 0.20-1.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 184.97 kn 150.00-259.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 297.85 kn 200.00-360.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 80.42 kn 50.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 49.00 kn 40.00-60.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,080.83 kn 500.00-2,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 41,846.15 kn 30,000.00-70,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 611.64 kn 350.00-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 263.91 kn 150.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 591.58 kn 400.00-750.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 752.72 kn 450.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,850.19 kn 3,000.00-4,508.67
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,901.53 kn 2,254.33-3,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,817.69 kn 5,000.00-9,795.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,722.66 kn 3,800.00-6,011.55
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,438.27 kn 1,815.08-3,490.54
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,634.70 kn 1,393.53-2,094.33
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,872.75 kn
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.16 2.50-4.00

Prices in Zagreb

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Last update: August 2022
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12 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 16, 2022:
Where in Zagreb you can get Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) for 15.49 kn in a restaurant? And they say from 10 to 20 kn LOL for a cola in a restaurant?? I have never seen int lower than 20kn for 0,25l. The lowest you can get is 18kn in a low range restaurant ... Who on earth are "4095 entries in the past 12 months by 407 different contributors", Do they live in some parallel Zagreb?
Anonymous on Jan 17, 2022:
Average Monthly Net Salary was 8,267 kn in October 2021

https://www.zagreb.hr/userdocsimages/arhiva/statistika/2021/pla%C4%87e%202021/Pla%C4%87e%20X.%202021_web.pdf
Ivan on Feb 07, 2021:
I lived in Croatia for about 2 Years Zagreb exactly i worked in the building trade as s knaufer or gyproker IT was Well paid in croatian standards i will definetly move back,in Sydney australia now lifestyle is Way better in Zagreb the money is good here but very expensive compared to Zagreb i also Had no problem finding work in this field while living in Zagreb And was Lucky enough to have come across really good croatian people
Zg on Jan 29, 2021:
Born and raised in Zagreb. The landlords that rent out overpriced "luxury" places in the city centre are scammers. After 2 earthquakes those "luxury" places really showed their colours- they are falling apart and no one is renovating them at all, so not only would you be paying thousands of kunas for a cupboard sized apartment, but you would also be risking your life as some are older than 2 centuries.

Don't come here unless you can afford the podsljeme zone really.
Anonymous on Mar 05, 2020:
How is 1500 Euro/month in Zagreb? Is it possible to say 600 Euros/month?
Filip on Aug 20, 2019:
@Anonymous Mar 29, 2019 - I'm quite late to see this question, but yeah, 2.000 Euro/month (NET) is more than enough for nice living in Zagreb. You won't feel rich or anything like that, but you probably won't miss anything with that kind of income. It's way higher than what vast majority of citizens make monthly so you are good to go.
Anonymous on Apr 27, 2019:
Students can get monthly pass (tram and bus) for 100 kn.
Anonymous on Mar 29, 2019:
#expat:
How is the salary of 2000 Euro /month (net, after tax) in Croatia (Zagreb) for expats? Can two person survive with this salary?
hater on Oct 28, 2018:
OK, so I live in ZAGREB. It is a great city to have fun and spend some quality time.
Live in an apartment (1bedroom),45square, outside from the center and paying 3200kn with all the expenses(renting expenses). My salary is 6500kn.
Living with girlfriend who also works with salary of 3000kn. So basically her salary is gone when we paid the rent. Monthly food is 2000kn(buying in groceries shop ONLY), paying for gas is 800kn(one car).Monthly urban transportation is 500kn. If you want to drink coffee everyday in pubs it is gonna cost you 10kn average per day and beer would be 15kn. So, lets try to sum it all together. Both of us earning 9500kn.
All expenses are 6500kn. So we are left with 3000kn for ourselves(witch is good). Then try to include sometimes cinema, mentioned coffee and the beer and sometimes go on a dinner. After all with all that money, we are able to have 1000kn. So what if we want to buy some clothes and other stuff??? IT is IMPOSSIBLE. So, basically that is why all the youth people are going out of Croatia cause it is not good to live here. I hope I helped someone.
Martin on Sep 13, 2018:
@Sammy Hey Sammy, I'm an Austrian expat from Salzburg currently studying and working in Zagreb. Zagreb, and most of Croatia, is just as safe as anywhere else in the EU, including Czech Republic, really. Nothing that wouldn't happen in other EU countries (or the West) won't happen here either. Any sort of crime, or violence, is extremely rare. Take normal precautions. Nothing ever happened to me during my stay here, I walked home at night many times, even tipsy, without ever feeling a suspicious feeling in my gut.
Sammy on Sep 01, 2018:
@#Croat: Is Zagreb even safer than cities in the Czech Republic? Like Prague, Brno, and Cesky Krumlov?
Anonymous on Aug 24, 2018:
Hi All,

Can anyone let me know whether salary of 2000 EUR per month net salary after tax is good salary for EXPATS in Croatia ?