International Cost of Living Calculator

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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International Assignment Management
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Croatia, All Areas

Croatia, All AreasCroatia is in South Eastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. The climate is mediterranean and continental with hot summers and cold winters inland and mild winters and dry summers along coast.

The official language is Croatian. It is a Slavic language and used for official matters. It is similar to Serbian, but is written in the Latin script. Young and business people speak English and German, while Italian is commonly understood on the Istrian peninsula and along the Adriatic coast. The main religion is Christianity.

The Economy of Croatia is a service-based economy, with the service sector accounting for two thirds of the total GDP.

Croatian business meetings are generally formal. Expatriate business dress is typically formal and conservative. Men generally wear a suit and tie, and women either a dress or a suit.

The security risk for expatriates in Croatia is low. Risks include low levels of petty opportunistic crime, such as pickpocketing.

The currency of Croatia is the Croatian Kuna (HRK). Major credit and debit cards are accepted in most banks and hotels. There are many ATMs.

Medical facilities are is reasonable, however costs of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of Croatia is 4.3 Million (2017 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.4% (Nov 2017).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Croatia as at 1 January 2018 is low in comparison to other places in the world.

In Croatia, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Low
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Very Low
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Average

Croatia is for example -31.6% cheaper than USA for groceries, -5.7% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 90.1% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Croatia is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Croatia for an expat from Australia, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Croatia) premium of 30% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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