Croatia vs Netherlands - Cost of Living Comparison

Croatia Netherlands
🚶 Cost of living one person
$896
$1680
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2070
$4007
🏠 One person rent
$437
$1007
🏘️ Family rent
$715
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$305
$428
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.4
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$943
$3060
💸 GDP per capita
$14132
$52396
😃 Human freedom index
8.16
8.78
❤️ Life expectancy
77.7
81.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
47
82
🌐 English speaking %
57.1%
90.9%
🎓 Higher education
84
97
😀 Quality of life
66
82
🏙️ Population
4.11M
17.3M

The average cost of living in Croatia ($896) is 47% less expensive than in the Netherlands ($1680). Croatia ranked 78th vs 18th for the Netherlands 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 1.8 months in the Netherlands. Ranked 40th and 8th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Croatia vs the Netherlands

We calculate prices for Croatia and the Netherlands as a population-weighted mean of 15 and 70 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 Netherlands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.04
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.8
$62.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.91
$8.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.41
$4.92
 Cappuccino
$1.63
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.06
$2.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$379
$998
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$802
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$689
$1737
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$506
$1397
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$97.2
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$149
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.8
$42.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.29%
2.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2999
$5129
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2145
$3708
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.03
$3.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$85.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$23.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.62
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.94
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.26
$2.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.9
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.93
$8.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
$24.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.76
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.29
$6.25
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.47
$8.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.96
$5.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.38
$3.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.33
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.66
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.6
$51.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.93
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$73.2
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$72.6
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$135
$1591
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5039
$7919

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Cities Comparison in Croatia vs the Netherlands

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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 the Netherlands

City Cost of living Population
Amsterdam
$2160
860K
Rotterdam
$1660
631K
The Hague
$1642
548K
Utrecht
$1723
359K
Breda
$1673
183K
Eindhoven
$1658
236K
Almere
$1663
215K
Haarlem
$2033
163K
Enschede
$1562
160K
Tilburg
$1554
222K
Apeldoorn
$2024
161K
Arnhem
$1539
162K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
144K
Groningen
$1538
201K
Nijmegen
$1586
177K
Leiden
$1846
124K
Maastricht
$1654
120K
Delft
$1501
104K
Zwolle
$1427
130K
Venlo
$1522
102K
Hilversum
$1851
91.2K
Emmen
$1302
107K
Heerlen
$1393
86.9K
Deventer
$1225
101K
Purmerend
$1643
81.7K
Lelystad
$1704
79.8K
Roosendaal
$1583
77K
Leeuwarden
$1409
92.1K
Ede
$1602
72.5K
Roermond
$1496
57.3K