Zagreb

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
35/265
Details
Large apartment$670.00
Medium apartment$530.00
Rent index [score]0.91
Small apartment$380.00

Cost of Living

7
75/245
Details
5km taxi ride$5.60
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.43
Inflation [score]0.73
Lunch$9.50
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$51.00
Movie ticket$5.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$45.72

Startups

4
117/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.32
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.26
Meetups groups60
Meetups members15216
Number of investors13
Number of startup events in the last 12 months25
Number of upcoming meetup events5
Startup climate scene [score]0.39
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.57
Total number of startups70

Venture Capital

2
197/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.18

Travel Connectivity

2
174/265
Details
Airport hub27
Airport hub [score]0.19
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.21

Commute

5
139/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Croatia/Zagreb
Traffic handling [score]0.71

Business Freedom

6
202/263
Details
Business freedom60.30
Business freedom [score]0.36
Freedom from corruption48.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.42
Lack of labor restrictions42.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.14
Time to open a business7.00
Time to open a business [score]0.93

Safety

9
61/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.82
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents22
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.93
Lack of guns [score]0.90
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

6
179/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.57
Healthcare quality [score]0.67
Life expectancy (years)78.01
Life expectancy [score]0.68

Education

3
188/239
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test480.08
Country mean scores in PISA reading test484.57
Country mean scores in PISA science test491.36
PISA math ranking (high school)31
PISA ranking29
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.64
PISA reading (high school)22
PISA science (high school)27
Percent of happy students0.86
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.30
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.19
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.17
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.07
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.04
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.05

Environmental Quality

7
103/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.67
Cleanliness [score]0.76
Drinking water quality [score]0.81
Urban greenery [score]0.65

Economy

2
251/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area6.27
Currency for urban areaHRK
GDP growth rate-0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.10
GDP per capita$20888.82
GDP per capita [score]0.34

Taxation

8
16/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.96
Income tax level [score]0.63
Profit tax (% of profit)0.21
Time overhead to file company taxes206
VAT (Sales Tax)0.25

Internet Access

4
186/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)18.77
Internet access (download) [score]0.44
Internet access (upload) [score]0.42
Upload speed (Mbps)8.89

Leisure & Culture

5
170/264
Details
Art galleries94
Art galleries [score]0.57
Cinemas63
Cinemas [score]0.53
Comedy clubs62
Comedy clubs [score]0.74
Concert venues70
Concerts [score]0.61
Historical sites65
Historical sites [score]0.48
Museums52
Museums [score]0.52
Performing art venues65
Performing arts [score]0.54
Sport venues35
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.73

Tolerance

8
93/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index80.17
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.82
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.73

Outdoors

5
142/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
Median peak in meters282.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)141.00
Water access [score]0.75
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Zagreb are in the 75th place of all 245 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$440$610
$530
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$25
Monthly public transport$51
Lunch$10
-45%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Zagreb are low. For this job type, Zagreb ranks 234th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Zagreb.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$20,107
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

16%
For annual salary of $40000
20%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

25%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

37/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

9/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

21.70
Guns per 100 people
2.68
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Zagreb in position 56 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Zagreb

Population of Zagreb

948,200
825 /km²
147/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Zagreb

Demographics of Croatia

Median age
43
Elderly people
19%
Life expectancy at birth
76
GDP per capita (in USD)
$20,889
196/262
Unemployment
17%
245/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
Croatian

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Work in:

Software Engineer
12.26%
Founder
7.10%
Marketing Manager
5.81%
Web Developer
3.87%
Systems Administrator
3.23%
Administrative Assistant
1.94%
Account Manager
1.94%
Other
63.87%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.8

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Zagreb

Zagreb is a city in Central Croatia and the capital of Croatia.

Zagreb is a vibrant city of around 800,000 people (metropolitan area: 1,200,000). The city boasts a charming medieval 'old city' with architecture and cobbled streets reminiscent of Vienna, Budapest, Prague and other Central-European capitals. In 2005 it was visited by over half a million tourists, mainly from Austria, Germany and Italy.

Other information points are located at the airport, bus station, railway station and at the Lotrščak Tower.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Croatia
33rd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

90th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

106th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

16th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

95th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

35th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

33rd

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

51st

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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