Zagreb is Croatia's capital in the north of the country. The city has a charming medieval Old Town, a number of high quality museums, two popular park areas (around the Jaron Lake and the Bundek Lake), Mirogoj's cemetery, with its impressive medieval colonnades and tombstones, as well as the well-preserved medieval fortress on the nearby Medvednica mountain. Zagreb is also popular as a place of entrance, when travelling to the wonderful, crystal-clear and turquoise lakes of the Plitvice National Park or the beach resort.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Zagreb forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Zagreb is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $72.40, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $193.66, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $82.32
- Hotel (3 stars): $101.42
- Hotel (4 stars): $143.25
- Hotel (5 stars): $215.03
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $11.15
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $17.96
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.57
- Meal, McDonalds: $6.91
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $8.84
Zagreb has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 77.7 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 93.2 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 80.1 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Zagreb safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.