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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Safety index "SafeAround"
Safety index "Numbeo"
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.
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