MINIMUM AND AVERAGE SALARY IN CROATIA

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 2024.

Minimum salary in Croatia

According to the Croatian government, from January 1, 2024, the official minimum wage in Croatia is 840 euros per month. After paying taxes, the employee has 677 euros at his or her disposal. The minimum wage is paid to about 51,000 Croatian professionals who work a full-time, 40-hour work week.

Compared to 2023, the minimum wage in Croatia increased by 140 euros per month or 20%. And for the last 5 years the growth was 342,3 euros. For example, in the neighboring countries of Croatia the minimum wage is as follows – Bosnia and Herzegovina (€305), Slovenia (€1,253.90), Montenegro (€532.5), Hungary (€695).

Average salary in Croatia

According to official data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, the average wage in Croatia in 2024 is 1,700 euros per month. After all mandatory deductions, the net monthly income is 1,248 euros. Croatian workers earn on average €10.05 gross and €7.33 net per hour. The highest salaries in Croatia are recorded in the information and communication sector, and the lowest in the accommodation and meals sector.

SALARY IN CROATIA BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of economy Euro per month (gross) Euro per month (net)
Information and communication 2,257 1,549
Financial and insurance activity 2,043 1,431
Health care and social work 1,810 1,312
Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning 1,762 1,322
Public administration and defence 1,709 1,262
Professional, scientific and technical activity 1,683 1,193
Extraction of mineral resources 1,657 1,197
Education 1,565 1,155
Transportation and storage 1,429 1,046
Real estate operations 1,411 1,018
Art, entertainment and leisure 1,380 1,008
Production 1,346 993
Wholesale and retail trade 1,338 983
Fishing, agriculture and forestry 1,298 970
Water supply, sewerage and waste management 1,282 963
Construction 1,217 900
Administrative and support services 1,209 891
Accommodation and meals 1,193 883
Others 1,270 937

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 2-3%, and the income tax rate in 2024 ranges from 20 to 30%.

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