Frequently asked questions

What are custom-made packages?

Custom-made packages are designed according to your needs, as we understand that every client has different needs. Custom-made packages include 10+ working hours to perform a service or number of services. For example, if you're looking for assistance in finding housing, we can put together a Housing package for you that would include: property search, contacting landlords, assistance with signing the rental agreement and assistance/translation when filing your official new address in a local police station.

How does payment work when I hire a local assistant?

Before your local assistant starts performing his/her work, you’re expected to sign a contract with Rent A Local that protects both side’s privacy. Once the contract is signed, you can choose between two online payment methods: a transfer via Revolut or Wise (this can be paid in euros or dollars), or a payment through foreign currency bank account (in local currency - Croatian kuna).

Where are Rent A Local services available?

Rent A Local services are available all over Croatia, no matter where you are: on the Adriatic coast, or in the continental part of Croatia. Local freelancers are located in major cities, as well as on islands and less populated areas. We will connect you with a local freelancer who seems to be the best fit according to your needs and requirements.

Do you offer transportation services (from the airport to my accomodation)?

We offer transportation to and from the airport, as well as any other type of transportation (if you’re moving from one flat to another or if you need a ride to National Park Plitvice - we got you covered). To book a ride, or for more information, send us an email to [email protected] or give us a call +385 91 899 2458. We’re available on Viber and WhatsApp.

Are prices fixed or can I get a discount?

Our prices are fixed, but if you happen to be in need of several services, we will be able to put together a customized package for you. By booking a customized package of our services that require at least 10 hours of local assistance, you will be able to get a discount. If you’re booking just 1 hour of consultations you will not be able to get a discount.

Can you help me with submitting documents at a local police station?

Rent A Local assistants can help you submit or collect documents at a local police station (MUP). This way you don’t have to struggle with language barriers and our assistants are familiar with the procedures of stay permit application and other MUP-related issues.

What are monthly living costs in Croatia?

Single person’s estimated monthly living costs in Croatia are 900+ EUR. Monthly rent for furnished accommodation is around 400-600 EUR, depending on the region (coastal cities are generally more expensive), apartment size and number of tenants. In Croatia, utilities are not included in the rent and you can count on utilities and internet to add up to 100-150 EUR. Average price for dinner for two with a bottle of house wine is 35 EUR. You can compare prices with your hometown here.

Housing in Croatia - where to find it?

If you’re on the apartment hunt in Croatia, you should try your luck on some of the most popular platforms, such as Njuškalo or Index oglasi. You can find rental properties there, as well as properties for sale. There is a wide range of choices you can filter by price, location/neighborhood, or size. While you’re looking through the ads, make sure you check if a property is being rented directly from the owner or if there’s a middleman – a property agent. When it comes to renting with property agents, it is generally more expensive as it doubles up your expenses due to commissioning (usually in the height of one month’s rent). You can also look for housing in different expat and digital nomad groups on Facebook, but we recommend using trusted platforms, such as Trawerk. If this seems like too much of a struggle, we’ll do it for you - contact us at [email protected]

Croatia and COVID-19?

Situation with COVID-19 restrictions in Croatia is changing quite often, as everywhere else in Europe. It’s important to follow up the official Ministry of the Interior’s latest updates on COVID-19 restrictions and the conditions of entry into The Republic of Croatia.

How to get a Croatian telephone number?

Buying a local SIM card is always a good idea if you want to avoid huge overseas roaming costs. Croatia is a part of the EU and if you have an EU SIM card, you won’t be paying roaming costs. You can buy a Croatian SIM card in specialized selling points of teleoperation companies (A1, Simpa, bonbon etc.), airports, Tisak kiosks, INA gas stations and some of the supermarkets, too. Usually prepaid SIM cards cost approximately 5 EUR or more, depending on the packages you choose. All providers have pretty much good coverage all over Croatia.

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