Croatian Currency

Find out what currency is used in Croatia, tips and tricks for Croatian currency exchange, and how you can save money on your visit with the Wise travel money card.
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What is the currency in Croatia?

From the 1st of January 2023, Croatia officially joined the Eurozone, and the currency Kuna (HRK) was replaced by the Euro (EUR).

When you're buying currency for Croatia, look out for the currency code EUR. Once you're in Croatia, you'll see the symbol € used to show prices.

You'll find Euro banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500, although the 200 and 500 EUR notes are seldom used. There are also 1 and 2 euro coins.

Cents come in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50.

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Get a Wise travel money card to spend in Croatian currency.

The Wise travel money card lets you top up in your local currency, and switch to Euro to spend when you’re in Croatia. You’ll get the best rate for spending in Euro - and can also hold and spend 40+ other currencies with the same card.

Get your Wise travel money card online for free, to send and spend money around the world at the real exchange rate.

Simply top up your card and convert to the currency you need in real time using the Wise app.

You’ll always get the real exchange rate with no hidden costs, and you’ll avoid foreign transaction fees while withdrawing from ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights.

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Tips for exchanging currency in Croatia.

Familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.
The mid-market rate is the true exchange rate - with no sneaky hidden fees. Use an online currency converter before your trip to get a feel for what your money is worth and make sure you get a fair rate when you buy your travel money.
Convert GBP to HRK >
Choose to be charged in Croatian currency when withdrawing from ATMs.
Being offered to pay in your own currency at an ATM is a sneaky trick and causes many travellers to pay more than they need to. Always choose to pay in the local currency - in this case, kuna - to cut your costs and get the best rates available.
Avoid changing currency at airports or hotels.
Currency exchange desks at airports and hotels often markup the exchange rates they use, and may charge hidden fees. Avoid this expensive option whenever you can.
Use the Wise debit card to spend in Croatia without rip-off fees.
Withdraw money, pay for meals in restaurants or spend in shops in Euro, all at the real exchange rate with the Wise debit card.
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Spending money in Croatia.

Paying by credit or debit card in Croatia

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, chain stores and pharmacies in Croatia. You can also pay by card for toll roads and public transport.

However, if you’re venturing to small family run restaurants and bars, you might need local cash, especially on the islands.

ATMs in Croatia

ATMs are everywhere in Croatia - you’ll be able to find one in most hotels, supermarkets, and banks in major towns and cities. Areas which are popular with tourists - even the smaller islands - also tend to be well served with ATMs.

To get the best deal when spending on card or withdrawing money in Croatia, don’t forget to use the Wise travel money card to avoid sneaky exchange rate markups and excessive fees.

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Croatian currency services.

Convert GBP to UR

Use our currency converter to see how much your money is worth in Euro and familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.

Send money to Croatia

Need to send GBP to Croatia? Use Wise for fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United Kingdom to Croatia.

See the best Euro exchange rates

Compare live Euro exchange rates and see how much you could save with Wise.

Croatian currency FAQs.

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