Croatia is a wonderful place to live if you have a Western income. You probably wont find a more suitable place if your goal is ‘work to live’ instead of ‘live to work.’ You’ll find that your money can take you pretty far there but you might have to sacrifice a lot of the ‘options’ we have here in the West. I talk to people all the time (both IRL and on the web) that move to Croatia if they have a good income, and a lot of them are not even Croatian, and hardly anybody regrets their decision and have little incentive to change their mind and leave. If you have to rely on the local wages then it can be more challenging.