Croatia Travel Budget - Visit Croatia on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Croatia?

You should plan to spend around $39 (kn277) per day on your vacation in Croatia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $13 (kn89) on meals
  • $5.04 (kn36) on local transportation
  • $43 (kn303) on hotels

A one week trip to Croatia for two people costs, on average, $547 (kn3,872). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $39
    kn277
  • One Week Per person
    $273
    kn1,936
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $547
    kn3,872
  • One Month Per person
    $1,172
    kn8,298
  • One Week For a couple
    $547
    kn3,872
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,094
    kn7,744
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,344
    kn16,595
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Croatia cost?

A one week trip to Croatia usually costs around $273 (kn1,936) for one person and $547 (kn3,872) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Croatia on average costs around $547 (kn3,872) for one person and $1,094 (kn7,744) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Croatia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Croatia on average costs around $1,172 (kn8,298) for one person and $2,344 (kn16,595) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Croatia?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Croatia is $236 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Croatia expensive to visit?

Croatia is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Croatia is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as Ukraine, but there are also more expensive countries, such as Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands.

For more details, see Is Croatia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Croatia?

The average Croatia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Croatia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kn303 ($43)
Local Transportation 1 kn36 ($5.04)
Food 2 kn89 ($13)
Accommodation Budget in Croatia
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Croatia is $21 (kn152). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Croatia is $43 (kn303). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $21
    kn152
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $43
    kn303

Hotel Prices in Croatia

Looking for a hotel in Croatia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Croatia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $80. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Croatia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Croatia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $5.04 (kn36) per person, per day, on local transportation in Croatia.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $5.04
    kn36

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Croatia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Croatia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bus Around Town
    kn11


Food Budget in Croatia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Croatia can vary, the average cost of food in Croatia is $13 (kn89) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Croatia should cost around $5.04 (kn36) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Croatia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $13
    kn89

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What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Croatia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Croatia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    kn218


Water Budget in Croatia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.78 (kn5.52) on bottled water in Croatia per day. The public water in Croatia is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.78
    kn5.52


Last Updated: Jan 18, 2024
Croatia on a Budget
Croatia Korcula, Croatia
Croatia is a beautiful country that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea just to the east of Italy. It has a stunningly dramatic coast line that is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, historic cities and towns, and a welcoming hospitality that makes it a pleasure to visit. The beaches have more rocks than sand, but the traditional culture and deep rooted history is really why you visit Croatia. If you're looking to lounge away your days on a white sand beach, then Croatia is not the best destination. The beaches are more likely to have pebbles, and much of the coastline is rocky. Instead, if you're looking to step back in time to a place with old world traditions, quaint alleyways, and children playing soccer in the street, then this is the place for you.

In Croatia you will find beautiful scenery, lovely cities, and quaint old towns that are often built out of stone and are surrounded by an ancient wall. You can get wonderfully lost wandering through the streets that crisscross each other in a haphazard fashion. The history in Croatia is apparent in almost every town. The old churches still dot the skylines and the people cling to old traditions. Food in Croatia is also delicious. The cuisine is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean region, most notably that of Italy, but it makes more frequent use of seafood, particularly in cities along the coast line.

To truly experience the country you should try to stay with a local. Many residents wait at bus or train stations to offer you rooms for rent in their homes. This is usually a great option as the rooms are comfortable and well priced. This is a popular way to rent a room in the more touristy cities like Dubrovnik or Split. If you can find a place to stay in the old town, then you should take advantage of the opportunity. Many of the newer and more modern hotels are located well outside of the city's town center and you'll likely have to rely on public transportation more often.
At A Glance
  • If you're traveling to Croatia from elsewhere in Europe, you'll find some great discount flight options into cities like Dubrovnik. Check regional airlines to make sure you're getting the best deal. If you're traveling from a nearby country and are coming by land, then there's a great bus network that will take you to almost any city within the country. This is easily the cheapest way to travel and is generally smooth and reliable.

  • If you're hoping to do a little island hoping while you're in the area, then ferries are usually the cheapest and most convenient way to get around. They can move a little slow at times, but they offer excellent views of the coast line and can make for an enjoyable trip. Jadrolinija is the largest ferry company with the greatest number of connections, but there are also international routes that are available through Blue Line International.

  • Internet access is widely available throughout the country. In the larger cities there are plenty of internet cafes that offer cheap access to high speed internet. Many hotels also offer wireless internet access to their guests, sometimes for an additional fee. Inquire before you make a reservation or at the time of check in if this is something you're interested in.

  • Many people choose to spend all of their time in Croatia along the coast. It's easy to see why many people are drawn to these areas, but if you're hoping to experience more of the country then head inland to see some of the more diverse natural beauty that the country has to offer. Towns and cities that are not on the coast are often cheaper as well, so you'll find you can stretch your money a little farther if you decide to diversify.

  • Many people do a highlights tour of the country and visit little more than Dubrovnik and Split. If time allows, try to explore some of the less popular areas so you can get a true feel for what the country has to offer.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Dubrovnik: Explore the streets of Dubrovnik's famous old town. It sits dramatically against the rocky coast line and offers a glimpse into the traditional lifestyles in the area. Don't forget to wander around the wall, which can be a great way to look out on both the ocean and the town.

Hvar Town: This is a popular and beautiful town on the island of Hvar. You can wander through the hills and waterfront promenade and for a moment you might be reminded just a little of Venice. The town is located on the southern coast of the island just across from the towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa.

Korcula Town: Visit this town on the eastern side of the island of Korcula. It's clay-topped houses are squeezed together on a narrow peninsula jutting into the sea. It's a very historic town that is well fortified and impressive to visit.

Popular Foods
Croatian cuisine is very diverse and regionally based. In the eastern parts of the country you will find good amount of sausage and stew, while along the coast you'll find much more seafood in the diet. Central Croatia is known for its cheese pastas which are filling and delicious as well. Each region has it's own local specialties, so as you're traveling around try to find restaurants that are known for specific local dishes.

Cobanac: This is a type of shepherd's stew that is a mixture of several different kinds of meat with red spicy paprika. It is popular in the eastern parts of the country where the cuisine is hearty and meat based.

Strukli: This local specialty is a unique traditional pasta that is filled with cheese. It's one of the more popular dishes in Central Croatia, where pasta is a common food option.

Purica s mlincima: This is a typical Croatian dish made from baked turkey with pastry. It's a hearty meal that is prepared for special occasions and holidays.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.