Croatia

Last Update by Katie, 07 Jun 2024

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Exchange Rate

13 Jun 2024

 

Cost of Living

Indicative value for a working adult in a city: Zagreb

Publicly available data (Numbeo, etc..), verified by Marco’s in-country staff

Living Requirement Indicative Amount (EUR)
McDonalds Set Meal 7.00
Monthly Train and Bus Tickets 52
3 Bedrooms Rental (City Center) 1,123
3 Bedrooms Rental (Outskirt) 824

Current Inflation Rate

4.1%

Wage

Minimum Wages

  • 840 EUR per month

Median Salary

Estimated based on general positions such as HR, Accounting, Admin roles, in tier one cities.

Job Level Monthly Salary (EUR)
Entry-Level
Fresh Graduate
900
Mid-Level
5 Years
1,200
Experienced & Managerial Level
10 Years
2,200
Specialized & Senior-Level
15 Years
3,000

Annual Salary Growth

13.25%

Statutory Contribution

Country Level

Type Employer Rates Employee Rates Notes
Pension Fund (HZMO) - 20%
(15% pillar 1 + 5% pillar 2)
Salaries 700.01 - 1,300.00 EUR- 0.5% reduction applies
Salaries over 1,300.00 capped at 9,360.00 EUR per month
All staff
Health Insurance (HZZO) 16.5%
Uncapped gross salary
- All staff

Other Benefit

Other common employment benefits in Croatia include:

  • Supplementary health insurance: Non - taxable for employer 320 EUR / month
  • Public transportation allowance: Around 50 EUR / month
  • Fitness allowance: Around 45 EUR / month

Income Tax

Residents

  • Tax period: 1st January- 31st December
    Filing Due Date: end of February of the following year
  • Local government chooses two progressive tax rates from a range. Actual ranges vary depending on the size of the city

Country Level

Taxable Income Rate
0 - 50,400 15% - 23.60%
over 50,400 25% - 35.40%

Working Hours

Statutory

40 hours
8 hours, 5 days a week

Typical practice

40 hours
Monday-Friday

Overtime

Maximum 180 over time hours per year

  • Overtime is paid additionally and set in the employment contract/ collective agreement

Employment Contract

Permanent

Probation

Maximum - 6 month

Termination

  • Notice period:
    2 weeks if the employee was employed by the same employer continuously for a period of less than one year
    1 month if the employee was employed by the same employer continuously for one year
    1 month and 2 weeks if the employee was employed by the same employer for two years continuously
    2 months if the employee has been employed by the same employer continuously for five years
    2 months and 2 weeks if the employee has been employed by the same employer continuously for ten years
    3 months if the employee has been employed by the same employer continuously for twenty years.
  • The right to severance is acquired after 2 years' service
    It cannot be less than 1/3 of the average monthly salary.
    Unless a collective agreement, work regulations or employment contract provide otherwise, the total amount of severance pay may not exceed 6 average monthly wages

Public Holiday

14 days

Country Level

Date Name
01 Jan New Year's Day
06 Jan Epiphany
31 Mar Easter
01 Apr Easter Monday
01 May Labor Day
30 May Statehood Day
22 Jun Day of Antifascist Struggle
05 Aug Day of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving and Day of Croatian Defenders
15 Aug Assumption of Mary
01 Nov All Saints' Day
18 Nov Remembrance Day
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Saint Stephen's Day

Leave

Leave Type Entitlement Notes
Annual leave 20 working days All staff with 6 months' service
Staff not entitled to full leave get a proportionate share of 1/12 for every month
Sick leave 42 working days per year All staff with permanent residence
Maternity leave 98 days
28 days before birth, 70 days after
All expectant mothers
Parental Leave Up to 8 months - 1st and 2nd child
Up to 30 months - Twins, 3rd child, subsequent children
All parents from when the child is 6 months old up to 8 years old
Personal Leave 7 working days per event All staff for marriage, child birth, serious illness or death of a close family member

Reference

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