Spending Overview – Croatia

We keep a track of all of our spending as we’re going along and here we’ve broken it down by country, so you can see what we’ve spent to give you an idea of how cheap/expensive a place can be.


Travel Cost
Ferry 77.14 €
Tolls 4.50 €
Fuel 136.66 €
Daytime parking 23.93 €
Train/bus/tram 27.55 €
Camping Nights
Wild Camping 1 0.00 €
Free Aires 0 0.00 €
Paid for Aires (inc toilet emptying cost) 1 14.50 €
ACSI Site 5 80.21 €
Camping Cheque Site 8 138.73 €
Campsites 8 218.84 €
Other 0 0.00 €
Food (ie Supermarket) 282.29 €
Food (ie eating and drinking out) 183.83 €
LPG 0.00 €
Repairs to Dave 6.37 €
Laundry 37.70 €
Contact with home (paid wifi, phones, post) 4.82 €
Tours/Entrance fees 68.88 €
Supplies (ad-hoc items for Dave – non motoring) 24.03 €
Souvenirs 0.00 €
Total cost 1,329.98 €
Days away 23
Cost per day 57.83 €
Cost per day (minus repairs) 57.55 €
Total Mileage (@ approx 29mpg) 825
Average miles per day 35.9
Croatia uses the Kuna, so the costs above are based on the assumption that one KN was worth €6.90 at the time of our visit.
The coast is Croatia’s money spinner and they know it, along there you have to pay for everything. Wifi is rarely free even in bars or on campsites and good luck finding a car park that doesn’t have a meter on it. That said, the coast is amazing. Plan well and use Camping Cheque and ACSI campsites and you can save a small fortune – almost enough to pay for wifi and parking!!
Wild camping is forbidden. Tourist information leaflets say it and everywhere we asked if we could stop on their land we were told we must go to ‘a camping’. The only place that was an exception to this was inland when we crossed from Bosnia to Hungary. Here we had to stop at a local police station to ask where we could sleep as there are no campsites – they recommended a free wild camping spot.
We celebrated Jay’s 40th Birthday while in Croatia, so we had a taxi into Split for a night out and caught a ferry across to Hvar island. While on the island we also hired a boat for half a day to go exploring. So our costs went up quite a bit. Overall Croatia is fairly cheap, it’s the nightly need for a campsite which really bumps up your spending.

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