Croatia vs Malawi - Cost of Living Comparison

Croatia Malawi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$896
$553
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2070
$1414
🏠 One person rent
$437
$251
🏘️ Family rent
$715
$457
🍽️ Food expenses
$305
$187
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.4
$61
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$943
$576
💸 GDP per capita
$14132
$637
😃 Human freedom index
8.16
6.99
❤️ Life expectancy
77.7
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
47
35
🌐 English speaking %
57.1%
3.9%
🎓 Higher education
84
42
😀 Quality of life
66
31
🏙️ Population
4.11M
18.6M

The average cost of living in Croatia ($896) is 62% more expensive than in Malawi ($553). Croatia ranked 78th vs 156th for Malawi in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Croatia compared to 1 months in Malawi. Ranked 40th and 156th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Croatia vs Malawi

We calculate prices for Croatia and Malawi as a population-weighted mean of 15 and 9 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.

Croatia Malawi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.04
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.8
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.91
$4.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.41
$0.87
 Cappuccino
$1.63
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.06
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$379
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$153
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$689
$529
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$506
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$97.2
$30.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$149
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.8
$40.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.29%
21.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2999
$17681
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2145
$1030
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.03
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$30
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$5.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.62
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.94
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.26
$1.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.9
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.93
$3.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.76
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.29
$6.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$0.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.47
$2.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.96
$2.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.38
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.33
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$0.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$22.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.66
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.6
$20.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.93
$4.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$73.2
$39.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$72.6
$54.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$135
$244
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5039
$7348

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Cities Comparison in Croatia vs Malawi

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Malawi

City Cost of living Population
Blantyre
$542
1.9M
Lilongwe
$579
782K
Mzuzu
$546
150K
Zomba
$558
101K
Mangochi
$551
53.5K
Mzimba
$551
26.1K
Mulanje
$558
14.8K
Ntcheu
$550
14.6K
Monkey Bay
$556
14.6K