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What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Small expat community. Medium level of morale, depending on if spouses want to work and are able to secure jobs, and also depending on people's previous experiences with living overseas. Some people find Zagreb to be too quiet if they are used to more international cities. Others love the sleepiness. - Apr 8, 2016
The expat community seemed fairly small given that most international NGOs and organizations have closed up shop and not a lot of international businesspeople are in Croatia at this point. Most expats I met had some family ties to Croatia. It's not a super cohesive community but Croatia is such an easy place to live that it probably doesn't need to be. - Aug 5, 2014
Not a very big community and in general pretty happy. The morale of the embassy staff fluctuates with management and now I would say it is mediocre at best. - Jun 16, 2014
I believe the American expat community is around about 100+, but if the Embassy is any indication, the morale is quite low. Since I have been at the Embassy, everyone has always been replaced by an incoming officer that is the complete and polar opposite of the departing officer. Normally that would not be a bad thing, but unfortunately this is not the case for the present officers. I try to look for the best in people, but it has been really difficult with the group that is currently at the Embassy. There is a big rotation in the summer of 2014, so I wish the place the best of luck. - Feb 18, 2014
Small-ish. - Jan 25, 2012
I would say 1%. This place lacks the international aspect of other cities, perhaps becuase of the lack of immigration (it's nearly 100% Croatians). It's very rare to see someone from other places, unless you get out of your bubble. - Dec 16, 2011
Small - 500 people?? - Oct 16, 2010
Pretty small. Other than the Embassy people, there are few Americans here. There are other Europeans here, all with gov't work. - Mar 23, 2009
Medium small. - Mar 2, 2009