Living in Croatia

 
 
 
Named as the Most Beautiful Country by National Geographic back in 2005, Croatia has never lost its luster to travelers and expats.
 
A country situated in Central and Southeastern Europe along the thousand-island coastline of the Adriatic Sea, the country has thrived on its tourism revenues due to its timeless Central European charm. Tourism helped alleviate the country's economic slump caused by the civil war years from 1991 to 1995. Living in Croatia for expats is a true example of mixing business and leisure. 

If you are working in Croatia, business etiquette is similar to European and American standards. Average working hours are 40 hours per week. Croatia has a service-based industry, with tourism, export, real estate and shipbuilding as the key players for the economic rebound after the war. Jobs that are in demand are civil engineers, IT engineers, mechanical engineers, teachers (foreign languages, Math and Physics), and doctors. However, the country's high unemployment might be a setback for expats. Foreign employment is regulated by the government, which maintains a yearly quota for each profession. Those who specialize in teaching English and at the same time know how to speak Croatian would have an advantage in finding employment.

Cost of living in Croatia is relatively cheaper than in most European countries, approximately 30 - 40% cheaper by US standards.  Utilities, food items, entertainment, transportation and housing costs are reasonably priced. With low crime rates, warm and friendly people and its thousand islands acclaimed to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, Croatia is indeed a haven for expats looking to mix business and leisure.

 

 

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