Croats a Little Below EU Average in Terms of Spending on Holiday

Lauren Simmonds

Just how much do Croats spend when that glorious time of year comes around that promises time off work and in general, enjoyment and relaxation in the summer sunshine on the Adriatic coast? Eurostat explores.

As Novac writes on the 4th of September, 2019, it would appear that Luxembourgish nationals are the record-breakers in the European Union when it comes to splashing the cash when on holiday, while Croats are just below the European Union average. This has been illustrated by data for 2017 which was only just published yesterday by the European Statistical Office, Eurostat, and then transmitted by RTL.

According to these figures, Luxembourg’s citizens spent an average of 769 euros on holiday two years ago, followed by the Austrians (who spend about about 641 euros) and the Maltese with about 633 euros, while the EU average stood at 377 euros.

More than 600 euros per year are spent on average by the Danes and residents of Cyprus when on holiday, while more than 500 euros are spent by the Belgians, the Germans and the Irish. The top 10 countries on who spend the most on holidays include the residents of the Netherlands and Italy.

With 320 euros typically spent on vacations, Croats are slightly below the EU average, but rank in at around the middle of this scale, which may surprise many as the economic power of Croatian citizens is, at least according official statistics, mostly at the bottom of the European Union.

Eurostat statistics for 2017 also included Norway and Switzerland, which are otherwise not member states of the European Union. According to these figures, Norwegians spend even more than the people of Luxembourg, (827 euros per vacation), while the Swiss are immediately after Luxembourg with 759 euros in average spending on holidays.

Make sure to follow our dedicated lifestyle page for much more on Croatian habits, customs, culture and of course – spending.


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