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Cost of Living in Trogir

Understanding the the cost of living in Trogir helps a newcomer what to expect when it comes to apartment or house hunting, grocery shopping, transportation, dining out, utilities and more.
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Category Cost
Apartment Rental (1 bedroom in City Center) Approximately 2,500 – 3,500 HRK per month
Apartment Rental (1 bedroom Outside of City Center) Approximately 2,000 – 2,500 HRK per month
Apartment Purchase (Price per Square Meter in City Center) Approximately 15,000 – 20,000 HRK
Apartment Purchase (Price per Square Meter Outside of City Center) Approximately 10,000 – 15,000 HRK
Public Transportation (Monthly Pass) Approximately 300 – 400 HRK
Gasoline (1 liter) Approximately 10 – 12 HRK
Basic Utilities (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage for 85m2 Apartment) Approximately 1,000 – 1,500 HRK per month
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) Approximately 150 – 200 HRK per month
Groceries (Milk, Bread, Eggs, Cheese, Chicken, Beef, Apples, Bananas, Oranges, Tomato, Potato, Onion, Lettuce, Water, Wine) Approximately 800 – 1,000 HRK per month
Meal at an Inexpensive Restaurant Approximately 50 – 70 HRK
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course Approximately 200 – 300 HRK
Private Preschool (Monthly for 1 Child) Approximately 2,000 – 3,000 HRK
Private Elementary School (Yearly for 1 Child) Approximately 20,000 – 30,000 HRK
Private Middle School (Yearly for 1 Child) Approximately 25,000 – 35,000 HRK
Private High School (Yearly for 1 Child) Approximately 30,000 – 40,000 HRK
Please note that these are approximate costs and can vary based on specific location within Trogir, personal consumption habits, and other factors. The currency used is Croatian Kuna (HRK). As of the time of writing, 1 USD is approximately 6.4 HRK.

Monthly Budget for Retirees in Trogir

“The cost of living in Trogir is considered to be relatively affordable compared to many other European cities. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center can be quite reasonable, while outside the city center, it can be even cheaper. The cost of utilities such as electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage is also quite low. Groceries in Trogir are also affordable, with local markets offering fresh produce at reasonable prices. Eating out at an inexpensive restaurant is also quite cheap, while a three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant can be a bit more expensive. Public transportation in Trogir is also quite affordable, with a one-way ticket costing less than a cup of coffee. However, many residents prefer to walk or bike, as the city is quite small and easily navigable. Healthcare in Trogir is also relatively affordable, especially when compared to countries like the United States. However, it’s important to note that the quality of healthcare can vary, and it may be necessary to travel to a larger city for certain medical procedures. Overall, the cost of living in Trogir is quite low, making it an attractive option for those looking to live in a beautiful, historic city on the Adriatic Sea,” said one expat living in Trogir.

Can I live in Trogir on $1,500 a month?

“I’ve been living in Trogir for a few years now and I can tell you that it’s definitely possible to live comfortably on $1,500 a month, but it does require some careful budgeting and lifestyle adjustments. The cost of living here is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it’s not the cheapest place in Eastern Europe either. Firstly, housing is going to be your biggest expense. If you want to live in the Old Town, which is the most desirable and expensive area, you’re looking at paying around $700-$800 a month for a decent one-bedroom apartment. However, if you’re willing to live a bit further out in areas like Arbanija or Mastrinka, you can find a nice place for around $400-$500 a month. Food is quite affordable here, especially if you cook at home and buy local produce. Eating out can be a bit pricey in the touristy areas, but there are plenty of local taverns where you can get a good meal for around $10. Transportation is also quite cheap. The local bus service is reliable and costs around $2 per ride. If you have a car, gas is around $1.30 per liter. As for utilities, expect to pay around $150-$200 a month for electricity, water, and internet. The biggest sacrifice you’ll have to make is probably on entertainment and leisure activities. Going out to bars and restaurants, taking trips to nearby islands, and participating in water sports can add up quickly. However, there are plenty of free or low-cost activities to enjoy, like hiking in the nearby hills, swimming in the Adriatic Sea, and exploring the local markets and festivals. In terms of healthcare, it’s relatively affordable but not as advanced as in some Western countries. It’s a good idea to have some sort of health insurance to cover any major medical expenses. Overall, living in Trogir on $1,500 a month is doable, but it requires a more modest lifestyle and careful budgeting. It’s a beautiful place with a lot to offer, so the sacrifices are well worth it in my opinion,” commented an expat living in Trogir.

Can I live in Trogir on $3,500 a month?

“I’ve been living in Trogir for a few years now and I can tell you that it’s definitely possible to live comfortably on $3,000 a month, even if you’re used to modern amenities. The cost of living here is quite reasonable compared to many other European cities. For instance, you can rent a nice one-bedroom apartment in the city center for around $500-$600 a month. If you’re looking to save a bit more, you could consider living in the outskirts of the city or in nearby towns like Seget Donji or Okrug Gornji, where rents can be as low as $300-$400 a month. Groceries are also quite affordable. I spend around $200-$300 a month on groceries, and that’s for high-quality, fresh produce. Eating out is also not too expensive. A meal at a mid-range restaurant will cost you around $10-$15. As for utilities, including electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage, you’re looking at around $150-$200 a month. Internet and mobile phone services are also quite cheap, around $20-$30 a month. Transportation costs are also quite low. A monthly public transportation ticket costs around $40. If you prefer to drive, gasoline costs around $1.30 per liter. Now, if you’re into fitness, a monthly gym membership costs around $30-$40. And if you’re into cultural activities, a cinema ticket costs around $5-$6. The only thing that can be a bit pricey is healthcare, especially if you’re not covered by the Croatian healthcare system. A visit to a private doctor can cost around $50-$100. But if you have health insurance, this shouldn’t be a problem. As for the neighborhoods, the Old Town is the most expensive area, but it’s also the most beautiful and historic. If you want to live in a more affordable area, I would recommend the neighborhoods of Arbanija or Mastrinka. They’re a bit further from the city center, but they’re still very nice and have all the amenities you need. In terms of sacrifices, I would say that you might have to give up some of the luxuries you’re used to, like eating out at high-end restaurants or shopping at high-end stores. But in return, you get to live in a beautiful, historic city with a great quality of life. And with $3,000 a month, you can definitely live comfortably and enjoy all that Trogir has to offer,” said one expat living in Trogir.

Can I live in Trogir on $5,000 a month?

“I’ve been living in Trogir for a few years now and I can tell you that living on $5,000 a month is not only possible, but you can live quite comfortably. The cost of living here is significantly lower than in many Western countries. For instance, a nice one-bedroom apartment in the city center will cost you around $500 a month, while outside the city center, you can find something for around $350. If you prefer a larger space, a three-bedroom apartment in the city center is about $900, and outside the city center, it’s around $650. When it comes to utilities, including electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage, you’re looking at about $150 a month. Internet is pretty cheap too, around $30 a month. Groceries are also quite affordable. For a single person, you can expect to spend around $200 a month. If you like dining out, a meal at an inexpensive restaurant is about $10, while a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant is around $40. As for neighborhoods, the Old Town is the most expensive area, but it’s also the most beautiful and historic. If you want to save money, consider living in the surrounding areas like Arbanija or Mastrinka. They’re less touristy and therefore cheaper, but still very nice and close to the city center. Transportation is also quite affordable. A monthly pass for public transport is around $40. However, Trogir is quite small and walkable, so you might not even need it. If you have a car, gasoline is about $1.30 per liter. In terms of sacrifices, you might find that the pace of life is slower here than you’re used to. Also, while most people speak English, especially in the tourist areas, not everyone does, so there might be a language barrier. But overall, I think you’ll find that the quality of life is high, the people are friendly, and the scenery is stunning. So, if you’re considering moving to Trogir, I’d say go for it. With $5,000 a month, you can live a very comfortable life here,” commented an expat living in Trogir.

Betsy Burlingame 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.

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