What is the local currency?
The local currency is the Croatian kuna (KN).
Should I change money before I go?
It's likely you'll get a better exchange rate if you change money before your trip, however, it’s up to you. You’ll also be able to change money once in Croatia at banks, bureaux de change and post offices.
Most places in Croatia accept credit cards, so you’re unlikely to need much cash, but it’s a good idea to bring some.
Will I be able to draw money out when I get there or should I exchange money?
Yes, in both Split and Dubrovnik there'll be ATMs where you can take out money if required. You may be charged an international withdrawal fee for this.
How much should I budget per day for extras?
Your daily budget will depend on what you’re planning on buying so this will vary by person. A drink in the evening will cost around 14 to 20kn, whilst a meal is likely to cost 50-100kn. If you are planning on buying gifts and souvenirs, remember to budget extra for these!
Is it customary to tip? If so, how much?
A tip of around 20-40kn per day for the Pack Leader would be appreciated but is not at all compulsory. Many Flashpackers choose to keep a kitty and give this to the Pack Leader at the end of the trip.
For restaurants and bars, it’s normal to tip around 10%, but this is at your own discretion.