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 2021.

Minimum salary in Croatia

According to the Croatian government, from January 1, 2021 the official minimum wage in Croatia is 4,250 kuna per month, which is equivalent to 680 U.S. dollars. After payment of taxes, the employee has 3,400 kuna or 545 dollars at his disposal. About 37,000 Croatian specialists are paid at the minimum wage, employed full time for a 40-hour work week.

Compared to 2020, the minimum wage in Croatia has increased by 187.49 kuna or 4.4% per month. And over the past 6 years, the growth was 1,220.4 kuna (195 dollars) – from 3,029.6 kuna in 2015 to 4,250 kuna in 2021. For example, in neighboring countries with Croatia, the minimum wage is as follows – Bosnia and Herzegovina ($230), Slovenia ($1,240), Montenegro ($270), Hungary ($555).

Average salary in Croatia

According to official data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, the average salary in Croatia in 2021 is 9,467 kuna per month ($1,520). After all mandatory deductions, net monthly income is 7,038 kuna ($1,130). Croatian workers earn on average 58.41 kuna ($9.4) gross and 43.42 kuna ($7) net per hour. The highest salaries in Croatia are in finance and insurance, and the lowest in administrative and support services.


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 9-10%, and the income tax rate in 2021 ranges from 20 to 30%.

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