Europe/Africa: Zagreb, Croatia

Europe/Africa: Zagreb, Croatia

Population: 785,000
Ease of Doing Business Rank (Croatia): 106
Rigidity of Employment Index (Croatia): 50

The Croatian capital has a multilingual workforce, a time zone suitable for servicing Western European customers, and labor costs significantly lower than those in countries like Italy and France. Colleges in Zagreb also turn out thousands of IT-qualified graduates each year, which has attracted firms such as Siemens to set up shop there.