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Croatia, Zagreb
Overview

Croatia, ZagrebZagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb's transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in Croatia.

Croatia 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 Zagreb is 1.1 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.8% for Croatia as at September 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Croatia is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 36%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Zagreb as at 1 November 2019 is low in comparison to other places in the world.

We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, based on Expat spending norms, in or closest to the location, and converted them to $USD so that we can compare the cost of 13 different baskets in 780 global locations. For each basket, compared to New York, the equivalent cost in Zagreb is as follows:
1) Alcohol and/or Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and tobacco related products such as cigarettes. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$640. Average price in a store for a midrange bottle of wine is USD$5.96, domestic/local beer (500ml) USD$1.13, imported/international beer (330ml) USD$1.59 and a pack of 20 cigarettes is USD$4.47.
2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1010. Average price for an international brand of mens jeans is USD$81, a quality international brand of running shoes USD$83, mens leather shoes suitable for office wear USD$94 while a medium size international summer dress from a global chain store is USD$34.
3) Communication: for various communication costs such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile service provider tariff and data costs. A basket costing USD$200 in New York costs USD$188. Average price for a monthly standard plan internet subscription is USD$24, while the benchmark mobile tariff is USD$0.11 per minute.
4) Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees. A basket costing USD$30000 in New York costs USD$21000. Average annual private international school fee (excluding extras) USD$13,658 for Primary School, and USD$15,199 for High School.
5) Furniture & Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofas. A basket costing USD$2500 in New York costs USD$2175. Average price for a 6kg front loader Washing Machine is USD$713, and USD$612 for a 46+'' LED UHD TV.
6) Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$490. Average grocery prices in a major international retail store for 1 kg apples is USD$1.27, 1 kg oranges USD$1.47, 1 head lettuce USD$0.87, 1 kg potatos USD$0.88, 1 kg boneless, skinless, chicken breast USD$7.73, 1 kg cheddar cheese USD$8.18, 1 dozen large eggs USD$2.14, 500g loaf white bread USD$0.93, 1 L full cream milk USD$0.95, and 1.5 L water USD$1.00.
7) Healthcare: for general heath care, doctor visits, hospital stays, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$600. Average healthcare cost for a private practice Doctor visit for an uninsured patient is USD$49, and a private hospital stay per day including nursing care, medications, diagnostic tests, food, and related costs is USD$1,498.
8) Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment rent, house rent, property purchase, mortgage rate, and utilities. A basket costing USD$5000 in New York costs USD$2650. Average expatriate house / apartment rent for a secure upmarket unfurnished apartment (3 bedrooms) is USD$2,191 in a central location, and USD$1,322 in a suburban location, per month, excluding utilities.
9) Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$210. Average price for dry cleaning (1 mens 2 pc suit) is USD$4.12, while an international newspaper is USD$1.27.
10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$340. Average cost for a mens haircut and blow dry is USD$27, while a womens hair colour, cut and blow dry - medium length is USD$136.
11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$320. Average price for a latest release international cinema ticket (average of on and off peak where applicable) for one adult is USD$5.66, and an international fitness, recreation or sports club membership cost for one adult is USD$39 per month.
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$660. Average cappuccino price (regular, medium) is USD$1.70, coke/pepsi (330ml) USD$2.15, burger meal (international franchise or similar) USD$5.96, and a mid-range international restaurant meal for 2 USD$37.22.
13) Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$710. Average average price over the last year for highest available octane petrol / gasoline (1L) is USD$1.49, while the benchmark car sedan purchase price including taxes/duties for a compact / small / economy vehicle (1.4 L) is USD$20,843.

Zagreb is -23.6% cheaper than Houston TX for groceries, 23.4% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 20.1% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Zagreb is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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