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General

Zagreb, as a capital of Croatia, is the biggest city in this country. The high quality of living, diverse museums and entertainment events brightly describe Zagreb. Furthermore, this city is economically famous in Croatia. There are two main branches of economy: high-tech industries and service sector. Moreover, as a vibrant medieval city, Zagreb is very beautiful and popular among tourists and expats.

700 000

tourists annually

The safest

public transport in the world


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 403 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 284
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 697 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 484 
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 176 
  • Internet € 24 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 0.5
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 49 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.4 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 28                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 6 
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 32 
  • Beer € 2
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 1.5 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.8 

For buying food in Zagreb it is better to visit next places: markets, Lidl, Spark/Interspar, Bio-bio/Garden/Priroda, Tvornica zdravlja, Orijent shop/Harissa.

If you are interested in finding a good place to eat, you can visit: Didov san restaurant, Purger, Stari fijaker, Mundoaka, Rocket burger, Submarine, California Burrito bar, Nishta, Green point, Time pastry shop, B041, Meet Mia etc.

Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 35 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 4.7

Healthcare

Croatia is considered as a country with a quite high quality of medical care. Zagreb is not an exemption and medical facilities are also good there. There is a healthcare center in each area of the city. So if you are registered with HZZO (Hrvatski zavod za zdravstveno osiguranje) and need to visit a doctor, you have to go to the nearest one without any appointment. However, if you are still interested in finding a private doctor, you can ask your friends or check at your embassy (they can know doctors who speak your native language). Furthermore, doctors usually speak English on a working level.

Medications in Croatia are provided by pharmacies that can work 24/7. Furthermore, you can easily order medication online.

If you live in Croatia you are required to be insured. There is the official health insurance fund (HZZO) that offers an obligatory for everyone public health insurance plan. It costs ≈400 HRK/month and is deducted from the gross amount, including pension and taxes. With this health insurance you are covered for 90% of cases, but in some rare situations, you can be asked to pay additionally for some medicine or stay in the hospital. To avoid that, it is recommended to all employees to pay additional private health insurance (10 euro monthly). So you can choose whether you will be treated only in the state sector or will take additional private insurance for covering extra payments and better access to all facilities.

More about health care system


Education

Croatia has a binary higher education system: university (academic programmes) and professional studies (professional programmes). University studies can be gained only at universities and professional studies - at polytechnics or colleges of applied sciences. Furthermore, the higher education system in Croatia is divided into 3 cycles: undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate. Besides, there are public and private higher education institutions. Moreover, there are 4 main types of degree programmes in Croatia such as: bachelor of science/arts, master of science/arts, master of education and doctor of science/arts. Here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Zagreb.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Zagreb, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 26°C (79 °F) and in winter -3°C (27°F). Zagreb is called 9th wettest capital in the EU.

 26°C

average temperature in summer

-3°C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Zagreb, as a very safe city, has a safety level of 74% safe according to Numbeo’s rating and 80% according to SafeAround. Moreover, overall risk in this city is very law, so it is very safe for residents.

80/100

Safety index "SafeAround"

74/100

Safety index "Numbeo"


Economy

Zagreb, as the capital of Croatia, is known as an international trade and business center. Besides, this city has the highest nominal gross domestic product per capita in Croatia. A lot of expats are employed here (the average unemployment rate is only 9,5%). Furthermore, many big companies are headquartered in this city. That's why Zagreb can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.

462

Minimum monthly salary

1435

Average monthly salary


People

Expat communities are common in Zagreb because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if it is needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations

Meetup

ZagrebExpat

  • General

    Zagreb, as a capital of Croatia, is the biggest city in this country. The high quality of living, diverse museums and entertainment events brightly describe Zagreb. Furthermore, this city is economically famous in Croatia. There are two main branches of economy: high-tech industries and service sector. Moreover, as a vibrant medieval city, Zagreb is very beautiful and popular among tourists and expats.

    700 000

    tourists annually

    The safest

    public transport in the world

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 403 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 284
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 697 
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 484 
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 176 
    • Internet € 24 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 0.5
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 49 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.4 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 28                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 6 
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 32 
    • Beer € 2
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 1.5 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.8 

    For buying food in Zagreb it is better to visit next places: markets, Lidl, Spark/Interspar, Bio-bio/Garden/Priroda, Tvornica zdravlja, Orijent shop/Harissa.

    If you are interested in finding a good place to eat, you can visit: Didov san restaurant, Purger, Stari fijaker, Mundoaka, Rocket burger, Submarine, California Burrito bar, Nishta, Green point, Time pastry shop, B041, Meet Mia etc.

    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 35 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 4.7
  • Healthcare

    Croatia is considered as a country with a quite high quality of medical care. Zagreb is not an exemption and medical facilities are also good there. There is a healthcare center in each area of the city. So if you are registered with HZZO (Hrvatski zavod za zdravstveno osiguranje) and need to visit a doctor, you have to go to the nearest one without any appointment. However, if you are still interested in finding a private doctor, you can ask your friends or check at your embassy (they can know doctors who speak your native language). Furthermore, doctors usually speak English on a working level.

    Medications in Croatia are provided by pharmacies that can work 24/7. Furthermore, you can easily order medication online.

    If you live in Croatia you are required to be insured. There is the official health insurance fund (HZZO) that offers an obligatory for everyone public health insurance plan. It costs ≈400 HRK/month and is deducted from the gross amount, including pension and taxes. With this health insurance you are covered for 90% of cases, but in some rare situations, you can be asked to pay additionally for some medicine or stay in the hospital. To avoid that, it is recommended to all employees to pay additional private health insurance (10 euro monthly). So you can choose whether you will be treated only in the state sector or will take additional private insurance for covering extra payments and better access to all facilities.

    More about health care system

  • Education

    Croatia has a binary higher education system: university (academic programmes) and professional studies (professional programmes). University studies can be gained only at universities and professional studies - at polytechnics or colleges of applied sciences. Furthermore, the higher education system in Croatia is divided into 3 cycles: undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate. Besides, there are public and private higher education institutions. Moreover, there are 4 main types of degree programmes in Croatia such as: bachelor of science/arts, master of science/arts, master of education and doctor of science/arts. Here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Zagreb.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Zagreb, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 26°C (79 °F) and in winter -3°C (27°F). Zagreb is called 9th wettest capital in the EU.

     26°C

    average temperature in summer

    -3°C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Zagreb, as a very safe city, has a safety level of 74% safe according to Numbeo’s rating and 80% according to SafeAround. Moreover, overall risk in this city is very law, so it is very safe for residents.

    80/100

    Safety index "SafeAround"

    74/100

    Safety index "Numbeo"

  • Economy

    Zagreb, as the capital of Croatia, is known as an international trade and business center. Besides, this city has the highest nominal gross domestic product per capita in Croatia. A lot of expats are employed here (the average unemployment rate is only 9,5%). Furthermore, many big companies are headquartered in this city. That's why Zagreb can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.

    462

    Minimum monthly salary

    1435

    Average monthly salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Zagreb because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if it is needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations

    Meetup

    ZagrebExpat

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