Zagreb - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Morale was mostly fine. We were there still during pandemic times, so things were strange/off/distant for a while. The expat community wasn't nearly as close-knit as it was in, say, Kigali. - Jan 2023

I have nothing to compare it to, but the expat community here is active and fun. Most people seem to love their time in Zagreb, both because of Zagreb and because of its proximity to so many great places (Italy, Slovenia, Hungary). - Jul 2018

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 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 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 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 Since I have been at the Embassy, everyone has always been replaced by an incoming officer that is the complete and polar opposite of the departing officer.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 2014

Small-ish. - Jan 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 2011

Small - 500 people?? - Oct 2010

Pretty small. Other than the Embassy people, there are few Americans here. There are other Europeans here, all with gov't work. - Mar 2009

Medium small. - Mar 2009

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