Cost of Living in Zadar, Croatia
Last updated on Jul 08, 2023
Summary: What is the cost of living in Zadar, Croatia? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Zadar talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.
Is the cost of living in Zadar high?
We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Zadar, they wrote:
"The cost of living in Zadar is considered to be relatively affordable compared to other European cities. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center is quite reasonable, while outside the city center, it is even cheaper. The cost of utilities such as electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage is also quite low. Groceries in Zadar are reasonably priced, with local markets offering fresh produce at lower costs. Eating out at an inexpensive restaurant is also quite affordable, while a three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant can be a bit more expensive. Public transportation in Zadar is relatively cheap, with monthly passes available at a reasonable price. Gasoline prices are on par with the European average. Healthcare in Zadar is generally affordable, especially when compared to countries like the United States. However, private health insurance is recommended for expats. Entertainment and sports activities are also reasonably priced in Zadar. A monthly gym membership is quite affordable, and cinema tickets are also reasonably priced. Overall, the cost of living in Zadar is quite low, making it an attractive destination for expats and retirees. However, salaries in Zadar are also lower than the European average, which should be taken into account when considering moving to this city," explained one expat.
Will I save money living in Zadar?
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