How much does an average family need for a week on the Croatian coast?
July 30, 2022 – How much should an average family put aside financially for a comfortable week spent on the Croatian coast?
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, summer on the Croatian coast is the ultimate experience for very many foreign visitors to our shores, but this experience really comes at a high price, especially in the Dalmatian city of Zadar. Zadar, at least according to the latest research, is the most expensive city in the Republic of Croatia, as reported by N1.
According to data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS), an average four-member family with an income of 10,000 kuna per month should save around 2,000 euros for a comfortable seven-day vacation on the Croatian coast. Most people earning a typical Croatian salary cannot afford it.
The city of Zadar is one of the main destinations for summer holidays on the Croatian coast, both for foreign and domestic tourists. The only question is how many people earning Croatian wages can actually afford it.
“You need around 1,500 kuna for four days, including accommodation, then it’s around 2,500 kuna. I don’t think an average family can afford that,” a Croatian resident said when asked. asked.
The cost of living in Zadar, according to the well-known cost-of-living tracking website, Numbeo, is twice the norm and amounts to around 20,000 kuna. The average family would have to shell out around 400-500 kuna just for a walk and some time spent around Kalelarga (a very popular street in the heart of Zadar). It’s too much even for the locals.
It costs 100 euros per night for a room and another 100 euros is needed to go out and have a good time, according to locals in Zadar. For seven days in Zadar, and from the beginning of the story, the average family would have to shell out around 300 euros per evening in the city center, and between 150 and 200 euros per evening outside the city in places like Vir, Iz or Bibinje. That’s about 2,000 euros or two average Croatian monthly salaries.
The price of food and drink also depends on the depth of a given wallet…
“Prices are now higher than they were on the first of July, but even these prices have their own market and their own demand. A family of four can still find an apartment in Zadar for 80-100 euros a night “, said Daniel Radeta. , the chairman of the Association of Tenants of Zadar. The price of food and drinks depends on the balance a person has in his wallet. Residents of Zadar point out that 100 euros per day is enough, even though restaurateurs have increased their prices by 10%.
“A round of drinks for four people is 100 kuna, and it’s the cheapest, so coffee and mineral water. If people fancy an alcoholic cocktail, then it’s double the price “, underlined the president of the Catering Guild to Agree Zadar, Robert Kovacevic.
“A meal costs 40 to 100 euros for a family, which is why you have to be careful where you choose to sit. Lunch and dinner for two cost around 40 euros. And for four, with a bottle of wine, it’s around 100 euros or more”, explained Dominik the waiter, who revealed that 90% of the people who do this are foreigners, and that there are almost no locals who behave similarly on the Croatian coast. After lunch you should cool off. The best solution is ice cream. N1 found a place where a single scoop of ice cream comes at the price of 12 kuna.
“It’s not a big prize at all. There are places where a scoop costs 18 kuna,” said ice cream vendor Katarina.
Even going into the sea itself is no longer a free pleasure in some places along the Croatian coast. In Petrcane, entry to a private beach costs 50 kunas, and the prices on the public beach are the same as everywhere else: coffee and a sandwich are around 50 kunas, and other pleasures cost between 100 and 300 kunas. A visit to the neighboring islands costs around 40 euros per person. However, most of the money is spent on street food and souvenirs. Prices in Zadar are now quite high, but foreign customers still do not complain.
“Yes, I think it’s more expensive here than in some other countries in Europe, but the prices are a bit cheaper than in Sweden,” said a Swedish tourist.
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