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How much money will you need for your trip to Zagreb? You should plan to spend around kn245 ($35) per day on your vacation in Zagreb, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, kn52 ($7.45) on meals for one day and kn29 ($4.20) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Zagreb for a couple is kn312 ($45). So, a trip to Zagreb for two people for one week costs on average kn3,427 ($493). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Zagreb for one week usually costs around kn1,713 for one person. So, a trip to Zagreb for two people costs around kn3,427 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs kn6,854 in Zagreb. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Zagreb can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Zagreb? How much money do I need for Zagreb?

How much does a trip to Zagreb cost? Is Zagreb cheap or expensive? The average Zagreb trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Zagreb prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Zagreb
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Zagreb is kn156. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Zagreb is kn312. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Zagreb

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Zagreb based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $62. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Zagreb
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Zagreb is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent kn29 per person, per day, on local transportation in Zagreb.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Zagreb
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Rental Cars in Zagreb
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Food Budget in Zagreb
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Zagreb can vary, the average cost of food in Zagreb is kn52 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Zagreb should cost around kn21 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Zagreb is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Zagreb
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  • Entertainment and activities in Zagreb typically cost an average of kn35 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Zagreb
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Zagreb is kn2.19 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Zagreb is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Zagreb
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  • The average person spends about kn27 on alcoholic beverages in Zagreb per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Zagreb
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  • On average, people spend kn5.94 on bottled water in Zagreb per day. The public water in Zagreb is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2022
Zagreb On a Budget
Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb, in central Croatia, is the country's capital. It has a wonderful old town that has cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and a great atmosphere. Many people travel to Croatia specifically for its beaches and coastal towns, but if you overlook this lovely capital city, you'll miss a large part of the culture and personality that is Croatia.

The city has a population of around 800,000 people and there are over 1 million in the greater metropolitan area. The climate is technically oceanic, with some similarities to a humid continental climate. There are four seasons in a year and the summers are generally warm and the winters are cold. It is not uncommon for it to snow in the winter months between December and March and the fall months are prone to fog.
Most of the city's sights are concentrated in Gornji grad (the Upper Town) and Donji grad (the Lower Town). These are the cultural, religious, and historical centers of the city. They are also where you'll find the majority of the city's restaurants, bars and attractions. The city's medival core is the Upper Town. It can be divided into Kaptol and Gradec, which were two towns that merged in the 1770s.

Popular sights in Zagreb include the Old Town Gate, Maksimir Park and Zagreb Zoo, Zrinjevac Park, King Tomislav Square, the Botanical Gardens and Mazuranic Square. There are also two popular lakes in Zagreb, Jarun Lake and Bundek. Popular museums include Mimara Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art among many others.
Zagreb is divided into two main areas of interest to tourists, the Upper and Lower Towns. In the Upper Town (Gornji grad), you'll find the medieval core of the city, but you will also find much history in the Lower Town (Donji Grad). If time allows you should do a walking tour of each as both areas have their own unique personalities and atmospheres. Jelacic Square is the town center of Zagreb. It is marked by a statue of a past governor and is the center of much of the history and government of the area.

The Snow Queen Trophy is a popular event in Zagreb. This ski world cup is in January and it is the most expensive race on the women's world cup tour. It brings in a crowd of more than 25,000 people.

Popular activities while you're in town include going to the movies, taking a bike tour, or taking a walking tour. Movies are usually in English with subtitles.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of great restaurants around Zagreb, but if you're on a tight budget your best options may be take away sandwich joints or pizza restaurants, of which there are plenty. There are also plenty of fast food options. Most of the budget options are found in the city center near the main square and the nearby blocks. Popular discount food chains in the area include Daily Fresh, Mlinar, Pan Pek, Dubravica, and of course, McDonald's. Other options include kebab places and pancake-to-go shops.

If you're looking for a more authentic dining experience you can expect to pay a little more, but you will get a much higher quality of food, so it is generally worth the splurge. Some of the better mid range restaurants also have a live band performing so it can make for a fun way to spend the evening.

Coffee shops and pastry shops are common throughout the city. Sipping a cup of coffee and soaking up the atmosphere is a pleasant way to pass the time and get a real sense of the city.

It's easy to travel around Zagreb with public transportation. The system includes trams, buses and trains and runs all day long, although it is at a higher frequency during peak daytime hours. It's not unusual for trams to be replaced with buses during the nighttime hours.

A great option for visitors to the city who are planning to stay for several days is the Zagreb Card. With the card you will have access to unlimited travel on the public transportation system, and major discounts for many of the city's museums, restaurants and popular tourist shops. You can pick up the card for 90 kuna at any of the city's Tourist Information Centers, and most of the tourist hotels. The card is good for 72 hours.


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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.

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The Zagreb Card

By backpackguru in Transportation
If you're going to be in the city for at least a few days, consider buying a Zagreb Card. With it you'll get on public transportation for free. It also includes discounts to many of the city's museums and coupons for restaurants and souvenir shops. You can pick one up for 90 kuna and it will last for 72 hours. It's available at any of Zagreb's Tourist Information Centers, or you can likely get one from the front desk at your hotel.

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