So you’ve ticked off all the potential destinations on your list and finally come to the conclusion that Croatia is the perfect place to start your new life in a brand new home. Now that you’ve settled upon a decision, some important questions arise like how is the life like in Croatia? What of the Economy? Is it a great place to start a family? What is the living situation down there? Well, today’s article will be looking to answer these and any other questions that might be lingering on your mind.
1) It’s one of the safest places on earth
Security plays a major factor in deciding whether you’re going to reside in one place or another, and Croatia ticks all the right boxes in this regard. The nation features among the least crime-affected countries in Europe and throughout the world in general with cases of rape, murder or kidnappings almost unheard of. You can, therefore, rest assured that you have nothing to worry about especially if you are looking to raise a family there.
2) The cost of living is commendably low
The economic situation is very good in the country as it has managed to maintain a stable economy at a time when Europe has been rocked with financial difficulties. To put into perspective just how good the cost of living is at the Dalmatian coast is, figures by the worldwide, crowd-sourced Numbeo database indicate that the figure stands at about 30 % lower than that of the United States with renting expenses also approximated to be 70% lower.
3) The country offers a favorable backdrop to create your own opportunities
The legislation and political system make Croatia the perfect canvas to realizing your dreams. Successful expats have made a name for themselves by starting small businesses which went on to achieve great success or by investing in the property market which is always on the upward trend. Whatever your prefered means to make ends meet, Croatia affords an excellent stepping stone.
4) You should probably learn a little bit of Croatian first
While the country is adept in English with many locals well conversant with the language, knowing a couple of phrases can help you out every now and again to perform simple transactions and quickly get access to simple services such as taxi or bus rides. What’s more, you are bound to endear yourself more to the natives if you interact with them in the local dialect. All in all, the people are warm, very friendly and have a nice community-like way of living that is enviable and lacking in most countries.
5) You’ll attain an excellent work/life balance
Inviting beaches, storybook towns, reminiscent structures and many other beautiful attractions are sure to light up your leisure time enabling you to achieve a nice balance between the stresses of work and a happy, carefree life. You’ll always have something to look forward when the weekends and holidays come around.
Sure your transition will not be seamless, which rarely is the case when switching neighborhoods let alone countries, but you should have almost no problems fitting right in.