Our most popular blog and social posts from 2023

Slunj view
The view of the city of Slunj, Croatia above the Slunjčica river

In 2023, we have worked more than ever and have published 71 posts on our website and many Instagram posts.

As we kick off the new year, we are reflecting on our most popular posts from the past year. Here is a quick rundown from both the blog and social media – prepared just for you.

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Our 10 most popular blog posts of 2023

#10 – How to Get an OIB Croatian Identification Number: Guide for 2023

Anyone staying in Croatia for longer needs OIB, osobni identifikacijski broj. Buying a property, opening a bank account, and applying for a residency permit are just some of the examples of OIB use in Croatia. Discover in our blog post if you need an OIB and how you can use it.

First published in October 2013, this post was visited more than 12.000 times in 2023.

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#9 – Tipping in Croatia – How to Tip While in Croatia

Tipping in Croatia is not as common as in some Western countries like the USA. However, since their wages are very low, it is a great way to show your appreciation for the service provided. Some of the positions where tipping is welcome are waiters, bartenders, tour guides, hotel staff, general services, and housekeepers.

First published in July 2017, this post was visited more than 13.000 times in 2023.

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#8 – ZET – Public transportation system in Zagreb, Croatia

Finding your way around Zagreb is very easy if you understand ZET – the public transportation system. In Zagreb, you can use trams and buses to get to any part of the city, and the ticket price is very affordable.

First published in September 2013, this post was visited more than 15.000 times in 2023.

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#7 – How to apply for Croatian citizenship (hrvatsko državljanstvo): Guide for 2023

There are three ways to a Croatian citizenship. You either have heritage, you are married to a person with Croatian heritage, or you have spent enough time in Croatia to qualify for citizenship. Discover how to acquire Croatian citizenship in our guide.

First published in February 2019, this post was visited more than 16.000 times in 2023.

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#6 – Available visas and residence permits for Croatia: Guide for 2023

What type of visa you need for entering Croatia, or if you need a visa at all, depends on where you come from. Also, if you want to stay in Croatia longer you would need a residency permit, and there is a path to it, but you would need to read more about it in our guide.

First published in December 2013 (another oldie but goodie), this post was visited more than 17.000 times in 2023.

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#5 – Bus System – Public Transport in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik gets pretty busy in the summer months. Getting around by bus is the most affordable way to explore the city, whether you are visiting as a tourist or living here. You don’t have to struggle with parking, better learn how to ride a bus in Dubrovnik.

First published in September 2017, this post was visited more than 17.000 times in 2023.

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#4 – Digital nomad visa in Croatia

Since its introduction in January 2021, the digital nomad residence permit in Croatia has been a hot topic. Interest in living in Croatia for up to a year and working remotely has attracted people from all around the world. The process of applying for this permit is straightforward, and it can even be done online.

First published in December 2020, this post was visited more than 23.000 times in 2023.

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#3 – How to apply for a work permit in Croatia: Guide for 2023

While the younger generation in Croatia I moving abroad, the country needs foreign workers to fill up the workforce in industries like tourism and construction. To qualify for a work permit in Croatia you must be a third-country national and have an offer from a company in Croatia.

First published in February 2019, this post was visited more than 24.000 times in 2023.

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#2 – How to apply for Croatian citizenship based on descent (prirođenje): Guide for 2023

One way to get Croatian citizenship is based on descent, which means that you qualify if you have Croatian ancestors in a straight line, such as parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. In other words, if you are a child or a grandchild of a Croatian immigrant you may apply for Croatian citizenship.

First published in August 2021, this post was visited more than 24.000 times in 2023.

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#1 – How to find a job in Croatia: Guide for 2023

There are several options when it comes to finding a job in Croatia. You can start your search through online job boards or Facebook groups, but you can also go old school and let the government help you find a job via HZZ, Hrvatski zavod za zapošljavanje, which translates to Croatian employment service.

First published in November 2019, this post was visited more than 37.000 times in 2023.

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Our most popular posts from social media in 2023

While we are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, when we refer to “social,” we are really talking about our Instagram. That is where our most fanatic fans live.

Over the last couple of years, Instagram has become the core of our Expat in Croatia community, partly because of our weekly live show Five Question Friday where we answer questions from our audience. You can learn about Five Question Friday and see our favorite episodes here.

Below are our 10 biggest posts from Instagram in 2022.

#10 – What you need to know about the judicial strike


#9 – Day of Remembering the Victims of the Croatia War of Independence and the Day of Remembering the Victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja

Read the companion blog post here.


#8 – How to act like a local in Croatia

Read the companion blog post here.


#7 – Thank you for 6k


#6 – Understanding Croatian culture

Read the companion blog post here.


#5 – Driving to the beach in Split


#4 – Next steps after being granted Croatian citizenship

Read the companion blog post here.


#3 – Why is wind a big deal in Croatia?

Read the companion blog post here.


#2 – How to attend a Croatian wedding

Read the companion blog post here.


#1 – In Croatia, somebody’s always watching

View our most popular blog and social posts from 2022 here.

To je to! On to 2024!

Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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