Currency and Cost for your Croatia holiday

Croatia joined the European Union in 2013 and as of January 1st 2023 the official currency of croatia has changed to Euro (€). 

Taking your 'home' currency (English Pounds or U.S. Dollars) to Croatia and changing it there will not result in any problems - all are easy to exchange for Euros in the country, although other currencies can of course be changed too.

You'll probably get the most competitive rates changing your money locally in a bank or in one of numerous Bureaux de Change dotted around towns.

Please note: Prices below reflect approximate costs in January 2023

Please view the table below to give you a rough idea of how much things will cost you on your holiday in Croatia:


Restaurants Approximate Average cost
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course €27
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) €5
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) €2
Imported Beer (0.33 litre bottle) €2
Cappuccino (regular) €1.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle) €1.75
Water (0.33 litre bottle) €1.25
Markets Approximate Average cost
Milk (regular), (1 liter) €0.75
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) €0.80
Rice (white), (1kg) €1.45
Eggs (12) €2
Local Cheese (1kg) €7
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) €6.20
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) €8.10
Apples (1kg) €1.15
Banana (1kg) €1.50
Oranges (1kg) €1.35
Tomato (1kg) €1.35
Potato (1kg) €0.65
Onion (1kg) €0.80
Lettuce (1 head) €0.75
Water (1.5 litre bottle) €0.90
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) €4.75
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre bottle) €1
Imported Beer (0.33 litre bottle) €1.35
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) €3.40
Transportation Approximate Average cost
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) €1.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) €48
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) €2
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) €0.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) €5.40
Gasoline (1 litre) €1.15