Croatia vs Sweden - Cost of Living Comparison

Croatia Sweden
🚶 Cost of living one person
$896
$1398
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2070
$3107
🏠 One person rent
$437
$727
🏘️ Family rent
$715
$1222
🍽️ Food expenses
$305
$440
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.4
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$943
$2744
💸 GDP per capita
$14132
$52274
😃 Human freedom index
8.16
8.83
❤️ Life expectancy
77.7
82.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
47
85
🌐 English speaking %
57.1%
89%
🎓 Higher education
84
95
😀 Quality of life
66
80
🏙️ Population
4.11M
10.4M

The average cost of living in Croatia ($896) is 36% less expensive than in Sweden ($1398). Croatia ranked 78th vs 27th for Sweden 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 2 months in Sweden. Ranked 40th and 12th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Croatia vs Sweden

We calculate prices for Croatia and Sweden as a population-weighted mean of 15 and 60 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 Sweden
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.04
$10.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.8
$62.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.91
$8.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.41
$6.72
 Cappuccino
$1.63
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.06
$1.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$379
$780
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$609
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$689
$1411
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$506
$1032
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$97.2
$54.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$149
$83.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.8
$29.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.29%
2.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2999
$5790
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2145
$3750
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.03
$3.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$76.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$21.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.62
$1.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.94
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.26
$3.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.9
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.93
$9.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$3.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.76
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.29
$9.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.47
$6.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.96
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.38
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.33
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$35.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.66
$13.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.6
$23.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.93
$22.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$73.2
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$72.6
$88.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$135
$132
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5039
$3326

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Cities Comparison in Croatia vs Sweden

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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 Sweden

City Cost of living Population
Stockholm
$1802
979K
Gothenburg
$1442
605K
Malmo
$1388
324K
Uppsala
$1396
165K
Vasteras
$1359
129K
Orebro
$1216
126K
Linkoping
$1328
116K
Helsingborg
$1356
114K
Lund
$1287
94.4K
Norrkoping
$1307
97.9K
Jonkoping
$1380
100K
Solna
$1797
84.6K
Sollentuna
$1266
75.3K
Taby
$1791
74.3K
Umea
$1234
90.4K
Halmstad
$1218
71.3K
Eskilstuna
$1087
70.3K
Karlstad
$1135
65.9K
Lidingo
$1719
44.1K
Sodertalje
$1362
75.8K
Boras
$1132
74K
Uddevalla
$1118
57.2K
Lulea
$1074
49.1K
Gavle
$1154
77.6K
Vaxjo
$1218
71K
Trollhattan
$1057
50.4K
Tumba
$1213
42.9K
Sundsvall
$1061
58.8K
Hassleholm
$1059
52.4K
Ostersund
$1009
52.8K