Cost of Living in Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka is one of the largest commercial ports and third of the most populated cities in Croatia.

Despite being an industrial area and administrative center, Rijeka is a very trending destination among travelers.

The geographical position of Rijeka allows visiting other great places like Lovran, Volosko, Jelenje, or Istria at different seasons.

Budget stay in Rijeka is minimum 100 USD per day for a tourist staying in a dorm, while renting an apartment outside the city center is 269 USD monthly.



Eating out in a local restaurant costs $30.62 for two people and this is a middle range price.

Of course, the price includes the three-course meal.

Ane cheap equivalent like McDonald’s will cost about $5.36.

Drinks are not limited to water and domestic beer.

You are free to choose an imported one or take a cup of coffee/cappuccino which is $1.46.



The market prices are $3.32 – $6.12 for the following positions: a gallon of milk, local cheese, chicken breasts, Marlboro cigarettes, back leg red meat, and a bottle of mid-range wine.

Some other products like fruit and vegetables, beers, herbs, cereals and eggs are below the price of $2.30 per standard unit.



Taxi remains one of the most popular and convenient means of transport at your service.

The prices range from $1.23 per mile at a normal tariff with the start price of $3.06 and an hour waiting cost $12.25.

A worthy new car is $21,283.95 to $21,437.07 on average and requires gasoline which is $5.70 per gallon.



Monthly costs for some most important things like heating, water, cooling, as well as Internet and mobile connection are as much as $235 total.

You will pay $0.12 for a prepaid local mobile operator tariff and $25.36 for the unlimited data cable/ADSL Internet.

Other household utilities usually do not exceed $208.

Sports and leisure


A small part of people’s wallets contents goes to sports and leisure.

Going to the cinema alone is $5.68.

Getting fit in a club around $38.85 monthly if you are an adult.

Those who adore playing tennis on weekends would most often pay $11.90 for hourly rent.

Clothing and shoes


Shopping is surely a pleasant thing when you are on a vacation.

Locals also enjoy it thanks to fair prices and high quality.

A total price for a pair of jeans, a dress, some mid-range running shoes like Nike, and a pair of pretty leather business footwear might not exceed $270.

Rent per month


In case you have got a spare sum of $600-700 monthly, allow yourself a nice three-bedroom apartment in the city center.

Some less attractive districts outside the center offer the rental prices of $269.25 (1 bedroom) to $420.83 (3-bedroom apartment).

The best value-for-money would be to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the city center for $325.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Rijeka

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $7.66
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $2.30
Water (0.33 Liter) $1.49
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $3.32
Loaf Bread (500g) $0.89
Eggs (12) $2.31
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $1.53
Monthly Pass $42.26
Gasoline $5.70
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $207.19
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $0.12
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $25.36
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $38.85
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $11.90
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $5.68
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $72.52
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $30.79
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $79.27
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $323.79
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $269.25
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $584.72

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Rijeka?

Tourists are the category of people who would always spend more when they stay in Rijeka.

Many come here for new experiences, souvenirs, clothes, and shoes.

And what about an average person living in this Croatian city?

They spend the least of their money on wardrobe.

Instead, most of the monthly income is spent on food and beverages or eating at the restaurants.

Apartment rent per month is somewhere around 16% of people’s income.

The rest is spent on gasoline, taxi, utilities, leisure, and sports.

Utilities (Monthly)
Sports & Leisure
Clothing & Shoes
Rent Per Month

Rijeka: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

As to the minimum wage, the countrywide index is $479.9 monthly.

The average monthly net salary after tax makes $766.30.

Although, Rijeka is the city combining both commerce and tourism which makes the monthly income of some categories of people 5-10% higher than average.

Those citizens who are not afraid of debts and choose to take out a mortgage for 20 years are busy paying out a yearly percentage of 5.23%.

This is quite a fair sum of money if you can not afford to buy an apartment.

If you want to know the prices for square feet, here you go $143.72 in the city center and $117.74 in the suburbs.

Average Salary$766.30
Minimum Wage$479.9
Mortgage Interest Rate5.23%

Cost of Living by City in Croatia

*Click the name of the city for more information.

City Cost of Living Index
Osijek 44.95
Rijeka 52.96
Split 53.62
Zagreb 52.2

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