Croatia is a small state with a population of just over 4 million people, located in the south of Central Europe and the western Balkan Peninsula. It borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Montenegro. Since 2013, it is a member of the European Union.

Salary in Croatia

Today, Croatia has a fairly high standard of living and decent wages. It is a great place not only for employment, but also a popular tourist destination with many luxury resorts and historical attractions. Let's find out what salaries in Croatia in 2022.

Minimum salary in Croatia

According to the Croatian government, as of January 1, 2022, the official minimum wage in Croatia is 4,687.50 local kuna per month, the equivalent of 655 U.S. dollars. After paying taxes, the worker has 3,750 kuna, or $525, at his or her disposal. The minimum wage is paid to about 51,000 Croatian professionals who work a full-time, 40-hour workweek.

Compared to 2021, the minimum wage in Croatia increased by 437.5 kuna per month or 10.29%. And over the past 7 years, the increase has been 1,657.9 kuna ($230) - from 3,029.6 kuna in 2015, to 4,687.50 kuna in 2022. For example, the minimum wage in Croatia's neighboring countries is as follows - Bosnia and Herzegovina ($340), Slovenia ($1,135), Montenegro ($235), Hungary ($575).

Average salary in Croatia

According to official data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, the average wage in Croatia in 2022 is 10,109 kuna per month ($1,410). After all mandatory deductions, the net monthly income is 7,452 kuna ($1,040). Croatian workers earn an average of 62 kuna ($9) gross and 46 kuna ($6) net per hour. The highest wages in Croatia are in the information and communication sector and the lowest in the administrative and support services sector.


Sector of economy Croatian kuna per month (gross) Croatian kuna per month (net)
Information and communication 13,037 8,965
Financial and insurance activity 12,984 8,983
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 12,159 9,048
Extraction of mineral resources 11,056 7,982
Health care and social work 11,021 8,009
Public administration and defence 10,741 7,932
Professional, scientific and technical activity 10,514 7,455
Education 9,941 7,346
Transportation and storage 9,206 6,761
Real estate operations 8,698 6,293
Art, entertainment and leisure 8,663 6,365
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 8,431 6,329
Production 8,342 6,209
Wholesale and retail trade 8,247 6,090
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 7,881 5,973
Accommodation and meals 7,527 5,633
Construction 7,364 5,532
Administrative and support services 7,128 5,347
Others 7,561 5,645

Note. Information on average wages by sector is based on official data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

In conclusion, we note that the unemployment rate in Croatia is about 7-8%, and the income tax rate in 2022 ranges from 20 to 30%.

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