Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Croatia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$546
$896
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1326
$2070
🏠 One person rent
$241
$437
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$715
🍽️ Food expenses
$209
$305
🚐 Transport expenses
$31.1
$68.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$565
$943
💸 GDP per capita
$6080
$14132
😃 Human freedom index
7.54
8.16
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
77.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
47
🌐 English speaking %
16%
57.1%
🎓 Higher education
43
84
😀 Quality of life
50
66
🏙️ Population
3.51M
4.11M

The average cost of living in Bosnia and Herzegovina ($546) is 39% less expensive than in Croatia ($896). Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked 160th vs 78th for Croatia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Bosnia and Herzegovina compared to 1.1 months in Croatia. Ranked 86th and 40th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Croatia

We calculate prices for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 15 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.75
$8.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.6
$35.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.85
$5.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.44
$2.41
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$1.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.31
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
$379
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$125
$301
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$689
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$239
$506
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$85
$97.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
$149
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.8
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.81%
3.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1375
$2999
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$990
$2145
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.97
$1.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$44.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.3
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.32
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.77
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.69
$0.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$2.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.33
$8.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.7
$7.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.73
$10.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$0.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.28
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.31
$6.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.74
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.07
$4.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.57
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.6
$3.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.97
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.4
$35.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.59
$5.66
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.5
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.1
$5.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$61.6
$73.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.3
$72.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$142
$135
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3075
$5039

Cities Comparison in Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Croatia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bosnia and Herzegovina

City Cost of living Population
Sarajevo
$626
276K
Banja Luka
$603
199K
Mostar
$590
106K
Bijeljina
$480
115K
Tuzla
$565
111K
Zenica
$474
111K
Prijedor
$467
89.4K
Sanski Most
$459
47.4K
Doboj
$437
68.5K
Bihac
$409
43K

In Croatia

City Cost of living Population
Zagreb
$985
809K
Split
$868
178K
Rijeka
$836
129K
Osijek
$695
84.1K
Zadar
$1033
75.1K
Velika Gorica
$828
63.5K
Pula
$841
57.1K
Slavonski Brod
$616
56.8K
Karlovac
$665
53.1K
Sibenik
$766
46.3K
Dubrovnik
$1016
42.6K
Kastela
$757
43.3K
Bjelovar
$667
40.3K
Cavtat
$808
2.21K
Hvar
$807
3.77K