Last updated on Jul 10, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Trogir, Croatia. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know before moving to Trogir?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Trogir, they said:
"Trogir is a historic town and harbor on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its Venetian architecture, making it a popular tourist destination. Before moving to Trogir, expats should know that the official language is Croatian, although English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. The cost of living in Trogir is generally lower than in many Western European countries, but it's higher compared to other parts of Croatia. The local currency is the Croatian Kuna, not the Euro, and it's advisable to have some cash on hand as not all places accept credit cards. Trogir has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The healthcare system in Croatia is generally good, but it's recommended for expats to have comprehensive health insurance. Public transportation in Trogir is reliable, with regular bus services connecting the town to other parts of Croatia. Croatian cuisine is diverse and delicious, with a strong emphasis on seafood in coastal areas like Trogir. Croatians are generally welcoming and friendly towards foreigners, but it's important to respect local customs and traditions. The pace of life in Trogir is slower than in larger cities, which can be a big adjustment for some expats. Trogir has a lower crime rate than many other European cities, but like anywhere, it's important to take basic safety precautions. The town is small, so it's easy to get around on foot, but having a car can be useful for exploring the surrounding areas. Finally, it's worth noting that while Trogir is a beautiful and historic town, it can get very crowded during the peak tourist season in the summer," said one expat in Trogir.
How do I find a place to live in Trogir?
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.