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Split, Splitsko-Dalmatinska Zupanija, Croatia

How much does it cost to travel to Split?

You should plan to spend around $116 (kn824) per day on your vacation in Split. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $25 (kn177) on meals
  • $15 (kn109) on local transportation
  • $156 (kn1,108) on hotels

A one week trip to Split for two people costs, on average, $1,630 (kn11,540). 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
  • 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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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Split cost?

A one week trip to Split usually costs around $815 (kn5,770) for one person and $1,630 (kn11,540) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Split on average costs around $1,630 (kn11,540) for one person and $3,260 (kn23,080) 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 Split will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Split on average costs around $3,493 (kn24,728) for one person and $6,985 (kn49,457) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Split 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 Split expensive to visit?

Prices in Split are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Split is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Evora or Figueira da Foz.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Split Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kn1,108 ($156)
Local Transportation 1 kn109 ($15)
Food 2 kn177 ($25)
Entertainment 1 kn28 ($4)
Tips and Handouts 1 kn3 - 8 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 kn30 - 90 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Split
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Split is $78 (kn554). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Split is $156 (kn1,108). 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 Split

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Split based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $82. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Split
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Split is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $15 (kn109) per person, per day, on local transportation in Split.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Split
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Split can vary, the average cost of food in Split is $25 (kn177) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Split should cost around $9.99 (kn71) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Split is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Split
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Split typically cost an average of $3.96 (kn28) 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 Split
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Split is $0.74 (kn5.23) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Split is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Split
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $8.49 (kn60) on alcoholic beverages in Split 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 Split
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.92 (kn6.48) on bottled water in Split per day. The public water in Split is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Split On a Budget
Split Split, Croatia
Spit is a historic city in Central Dalmatia with many opportunities to glimpse its fascinating past in its historic city center. Centuries ago the city grew up around a Diocletian palace that was used as refuge by the locals.

Today, as you wander around the historic center, you can see the remains of the Roman walls, temples, and squares. Despite it's appeal to tourists, Split is much more than just a tourist destination. It is larger than you might initially realize and it spreads well beyond the historic center. There is a population of about 300,000 in the larger area and it is an economic center for the region.

Split has a beautiful climate with mild winters, countless sunny days, and a generally pleasant temperature. As such, there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors, whether by participating in sports or walking around the city's quaint streets. Winters in Split are also quite mild, but there may be one snowy day, on average, every year. This rare snowfall can cause a significant disruption in the flow of traffic.
There is really no shortage of sights in Split. You could easily fill a few days wandering through the historic sights and exploring the city's many museums and churches. Some of the most famous sites in the city include Saint Duje's Cathedral, Peristil Square, the Archaeological Museum, Diocletian's Palace, and Poljud Stadium.
Perhaps the two most notable neighborhoods in Split for tourists are Veli Varos and Radunica. They sit on opposite sides of the historic core and each is charming in its own way. These are considered the oldest suburbs of the city.

Veli Varos is found just above Trumbiceva Obala Street and to the west of Riva. There are many winding roads that lead into the neighborhood and once you're inside it's easy to get lost. The neighborhood has a lot of personality and is known for it's stone houses, narrow streets, and historic churches. It' has the feel of an island village because it was developed by fishermen and farmers who came to Split to escape the Ottoman invasion. Today the real estate market in the neighborhood has grown and there are many luxury apartments and homes.

Just to the east of the city is Radunica. It's across the street from the vegetable market and was originally settled by peasants from the Republic of Poljica about 500 years ago. Today Radunica is famous for it's street festival "Days of Radunica", which was first begun in 1994. It's held during the last week of June every year and is known for it's folk atmosphere with klapa performances, traditional bingo, poetry, and more.

Popular activities in Split include taking a swim on the beach at Bacvic, climbing the Campanile Bell Tower, going snorkeling, visiting the Green Market or taking a sailing trip. You can also take a tour of the Diocletian Palace. It lasts about an hour and half and is well worth the visit.

About an hour's walk from the Diocletian Palace is the St. Jeronimus caves and church. It sits on Marjan Hill and is a great place to visit with a beautiful view. It's worth the trip if you have time.

Split is also a must-visit on a trip through the country. It can easily fit in to a one-week itinerary of Croatia, or many other routes, as it's centrally located and very accessible.
Food and Dining
Restaurants around town are generally delicious, and there are a handful of local specialties you should make a point of trying. Perhaps the most popular is Soparnik, which is a baked dough filled with vegetables. It's delicious and filling. There's also a lot of Italian influence on the cuisine and you will find some great risotto and pasta options around town. Gnocchi is another local specialty that is quite good.

Also make a point of trying the great wines that are available. There are plenty of bars around town, and generally the wine found in restaurants is a very high quality.

With its wonderful climate, the best way to explore Split is really on foot. The city center, where you'll find most of the sights, is quite compact and walkable. If you want to venture to further destinations there is a good bus system you can use. There's also a frequent bus which connects the airport to the city center. Another fun option is to rent a bike for the day and explore the surrounding areas. Cycling in the area is quite pleasant and relaxing. If you do decide to rent a car, there are a few good rental companies around town that will offer you a good deal.
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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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.