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How Many Weekend Homes do Croatians Own?

CroatiaHoliday homes or a vikendica (weekend home) as they call them in Croatia, are generally considered a luxury in most countries around the world, but in Croatia they are almost considered the norm. Many Croats in July and August will head off to their homes away from homes on the coast…

According to the last census in 2011, there were 249,243 holiday houses and apartments, of which 60,000 were rented out to tourists during the year, writes Tportal. The holiday home boom in Croatia started in the 1960’s and 70’s, thanks to the availability of cheap credit, which meant most people with an average salary could afford.

The largest amount of holiday homes on the Croatian coast are found in the Zadar region, where there are 39,939, with the least in the Dubrovnik-Neretva Country (7,027). Holiday homes away from the sea in continental parts of Croatia are also common, with the Zagreb County (16,883) possessing the most, with the least found in the Požega-Slavonia County (558). The results of a survey in 2012 conduction at Zagreb University revealed that 7.5% of the 2,200 surveyed owned holiday homes in the country.

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