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Property maintenance costs in Croatia

It costs about €2,000 a year to maintain a home by the sea in Croatia.

Apartment 20–25
House 20–25
Prime
property
30–40

Taxes

There is no property tax in Croatia. However, anannual resort tax is charged for holiday homes and other types of non-permanent residences ranging from €0.65 to €1.95/sq. m. per year depending on the municipality.

Property sold within three years of its acquisition is subject to 25% capital gains tax and any property held for longer is exempt from this charge.

Rental property is taxed at 12%. Estate and gift tax is 5%.

Other costs

Utility bills for an 85 sq. m. apartment in Croatia are about €170/month on average. The highest charges are in Zagreb (€185/month) and the cheapest are in Zadar (€90/month).

Buyers can expect to pay electricity at €0.076/kW•h during the day and €0.04/kW•h at night. Gas costs €0.05/(m³/h), waste removal fees range from €5 to €10 per month and water costs €14–34 per month.

Fees for cleaning and property maintenance are €15–20 per month or €30–100 for owners hiring a private management company.

Insurance for an apartment of 60 sq. m. costs about €135 per year.

Dubrovnik 130
Pula 130
Rijeka 150
Split 180
Zadar 90
Zagreb 185
Property buying guide for Croatia
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