Your new favourite destination to work remotely

Zagreb is an exceptionally interesting destination for digital nomads due to its excellent geotraffic position – it is well connected with the rest of the Europe and the world (due to the large number of direct lines, etc.) and with the rest of Croatia. Furthermore, in line with global trends, Zagreb is increasingly turning to smart technologies, renewable energy sources and sustainability in all forms of business and operations when it comes to infrastructure.

Zagreb is an attractive and dynamic year-round destination, ideal for teleworking thanks to the numerous coworking spaces, cafes, business atmosphere, local attractions and a rich complementary offer.

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Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021 & Digital Nomad Ambassador Project

You’re going to love your digital nomad journey in Zagreb… starting with Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021, 21 to 27 June 2021, in person and online for a series of 7 themes over 7 days, covering: cyber security, online presence, remote careers, tax & finance, future of work, wellbeing and exploring Zagreb.

The Zagreb Digital Nomad (ZND) Ambassador Project is a first for the city. The Zagreb Tourist Board is inviting, as their special guests, a digital nomads to take up a 1 month FREE stay in Zagreb, and share their experiences as a digital nomad.

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Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021 Recap

7 themes over 7 days, covering: cyber security, online presence, remote careers, tax & finance, future of work, wellbeing and exploring Zagreb

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week Day 1

Cybersecurity with Marko Rakar at Canopy by Hilton

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week Day 2

Online Presence with Taki Moore - Bizkoshnica

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week Day 3

Remote Careers - HUB 385

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week Day 3

Remote Careers - HUB 385

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week Day 4

Tax & Finance - Swanky Monkey Garden

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week Day 5

Future of Work - Hub385

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week Day 6

Wellbeing Masterclass with Mariska Fissette

Find out how to become a digital nomad in Zagreb

According to global business trends and numerous digitalization studies, it is estimated that by 2035 more than a billion people will be working remotely. Attracting digital nomads and creating the basic preconditions for their work and stay at a destination bring multiple benefits, both for tourism and the economy in general.

Croatia has recognized the significant growth potential in the digital nomad domain and early this year officially became one of the first ten countries in the world that have enabled digital nomads to obtain a one-year stay permit.

Continuous efforts have been made to promote the country as an attractive destination and to adequately present the legislative framework itself, and the application procedure for temporary stay and all the necessary documents can be found on the following link: 

Digital nomad visa application

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Coworking spaces in Zagreb

There are more and more coworking spaces in Zagreb that are either independent, like the Impact Hub, or part of a wider project, like the Zagreb Technology Park.

Coworking is becoming an increasingly popular form of entrepreneurship in Croatia, so digital nomads can certainly find their place under the sun here. Many creative thinkers and companies from different industries can share experiences in one place, but also save on costs.

Here are some of the more famous coworking spaces...

Tips for digital nomads

Gain the necessary skill and knowledge

That is without a doubt the first thing you need to do. You need to choose a skill which will allow you to make money online. The goal here is not to learn as many things as possible, but to focus on one or two things and be good at them. Specialization is the key word!

Have enough money saved to return home at any time

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that life is unpredictable. No matter where you live or travel, always leave enough money in your account to return home or for unexpected expenses so that you can quickly leave your current place of residence if necessary.

Make the most of your free time

Whether it is recreation, walking, having a drink with new friends or going on a weekend trip to a nearby destination – you have to have time for yourself! In fact, try to be completely offline for a few hours every day, it will allow you to relax and clear your mind. You must recharge your batteries often!

Get more than one part-time job

Don’t rely on just one source of income. On the contrary, try to make money from three to four sources each month. It is not unusual for a digital nomad to have two or three jobs at the same time, for example copywriting and product or service sales. This way you can definitely increase your monthly budget which will allow you to have the things you value most – freedom and working on your own conditions. In Zagreb, you can have a great life with not too large monthly income by digital nomad standards.

Use your credit card

Credit card payments offer numerous benefits to digital nomads. For example, opportunities to participate in various internal card clubs to collect points. Don’t forget to do a thorough research on the advantages that using a particular card can offer you – sometimes it means access to a special lounge area at the airport, a free car rental or other similar service that can come in handy on your trip.

Learn some local tricks that will open the way to the hearts of the locals

Every digital nomad who comes to Zagreb and Croatia should learn a few words of the Croatian language, and try to participate in activities that are typical of Zagreb and the environment in which they work. The European Football Championship is a great opportunity to put on a red and white checkerboard T-shirt and support the Croatian national football team over a beer surrounded by locals.

Find affordable accommodation

If you are on a tight budget, look for a place to live that isn’t expensive. As for accommodation, it's usually smaller apartments or hostels that were left without guests during the pandemic. Many Croatian hotel companies have programs for digital nomads, which are extremely affordable. 

Create a daily micro budget

Most digital nomads “fail” already at this stage because their expenses are out of control. That is why it is important to set daily budgets. Set a realistic daily budget, which means the amount of money you are “allowed” to spend per day, both for basic expenses and for entertainment and travel. 

Get out of your comfort zone

The life of a digital nomad is not for everyone, but anyone can do it if they set their mind on it. Lack of courage is what keeps people from living their dreams. The moment you really decide to step out of your comfort zone and try something completely new is the moment you start to learn and grow.

Gain the necessary skill and knowledge

That is without a doubt the first thing you need to do. You need to choose a skill which will allow you to make money online. The goal here is not to learn as many things as possible, but to focus on one or two things and be good at them. Specialization is the key word!

Have enough money saved to return home at any time

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that life is unpredictable. No matter where you live or travel, always leave enough money in your account to return home or for unexpected expenses so that you can quickly leave your current place of residence if necessary.

Cryptocurrencies in Zagreb

Cryptocurrencies in Zagreb

Cryptocurrencies have recently become an increasingly popular means of payment, which is why Zagreb is now offering more and more possibilities for paying in cryptocurrencies. Such payments are made possible by Electrocoin and their PayCek system, and Fima Plus with their FIMA Pay system.
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Pearls of the Zagreb surrounding area

Pearls of the Zagreb surrounding area

Zagorje is ideal for a long weekend vacation. Anyone who wants to visit Zagorje can stay in one of the eleven hotels, seven hostels, two camps, fifteen agritourisms or two hundred facilities in private accommodation, which will be a base for touring all the attractions and sights that Zagorje offers.
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Cycling through Zagreb

Cycling through Zagreb

A bicycle is an ideal means of transportation for the city, especially if you live in the wider city center. You will reach your destination faster than by car, it does not pollute, it is cheap and efficient.
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Sports and recreation

Sports and recreation

The sports infrastructure of the city of Zagreb consists of 164 sports venues ideal for sports enthusiasts. The Sports Facilities Management Institution (Ustanova Upravljanje sportskim objektima) maintains and manages a total of 31 sports venues in addition to Bundek Sports and Recreation Center.
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Green oases of Zagreb

Green oases of Zagreb

The Lenuci Horseshoe (Lenucijeva potkova), also known as the Lenuzzi Horseshoe and the Green Horseshoe (Zelena potkova), is a sequence of seven squares and the Botanical Garden.
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ATMs in Zagreb

ATMs in Zagreb

There are 1,067 active ATMs in the city of Zagreb, according to this year's data from the Croatian National Bank. According to the same source, 21.66 percent of the total number of ATMs in Croatia is located in the city of Zagreb.
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Meet many different faces of Zagreb

Zagreb Top 10

Zagreb Top 10

Ideal for sightseeing by foot, Zagreb reveals most of its attractions in the old part of the city divided into Upper and Lower Town.
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Zagreb in 72 hours

Zagreb in 72 hours

Sticking around for three days allows you to enjoy a much fuller experience of the Zagreb way of life. This gives you enough time to explore the city's highlights, make a local café your own and learn to navigate the tram network. You could even venture out on a day trip to the surrounding countryside.
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Two Days of Zagreb and Surroundings for Art Lovers

Two Days of Zagreb and Surroundings for Art Lovers

Like any decent Central European capital, Zagreb has preserved a lot of rich heritage over its long history. The architecture of buildings and landscape covers different styles, and special details, specific just for Zagreb, give the city its unique character.
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Two Days of Zagreb for Nature Lovers

Two Days of Zagreb for Nature Lovers

Zagreb is a big and lively city, but it takes only half an hour to enter its vast green surroundings, so much different and quieter than the urban jungle.
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Two Days of Zagreb for History Lovers

Two Days of Zagreb for History Lovers

The city of Zagreb has officially been counting its history since the year 1094, even though many interesting things in this area had also been happening centuries before.
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Two Days of Zagreb for Families

Two Days of Zagreb for Families

A family trip means you need more activities and compromises, preferably with as little stress as possible.
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A day for an adventure in Zagreb

A day for an adventure in Zagreb

You are already well acquainted with the best known parts of Zagreb – you've experienced the pace of the Lower Town, seen the sights of the Upper Town, strolled through the gardens and parks, enjoyed the scenes at the markets, checked what the local cuisine offers, found the perfect souvenirs.
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A city of knowledge, ideas and innovative projects – Connect with Zagreb’s exciting business scene

Zagreb is the seat of many scientific and professional institutions and innovation centres which further the boundaries of knowledge through their scientific research and work on its practical implementation.

In the desire to encourage innovation and improve the economy with their knowledge, many start-ups are being founded along with hubs for supporting young people in developing new, innovative projects.

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