Cost of living in Czech Republic

Summary of cost of living in Czech Republic

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 64,438 Kč
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 34,225 Kč
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is more expensive than in 65% of countries in Eastern Europe (7 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is cheaper than in 64% of countries in the World (58 out of 90)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 172 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 144 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 95 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 21 Kč
12 eggs, large 54 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 46 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 94 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 34 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 23 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 145 Kč
2 liters of coca-cola 32 Kč
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 17 Kč
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 28,558 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 18,910 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,238 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 18,242 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 14,107 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,908 Kč
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 342 Kč
40” flat screen tv 11,620 Kč
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,223 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 270 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 172 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,604 Kč
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 789 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,014 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,176 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 495,375 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 32 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 551 Kč
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 154 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 100 Kč
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 784 Kč
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 115 Kč
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 83 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 77 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 32 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 45 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 453 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 459 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 398 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,182 Kč
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 771 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 153 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 66 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 36 Kč
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 11,366 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.31 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 861 Kč
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 104 Kč

Map of Cost of Living in Czech Republic

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This map shows only the top cities in Czech Republic. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Czech Republic

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Prague 100
2nd Brno 90
3rd Chomutov 85

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Prices recently added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Brno costs 25 Kč (6 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Prague costs 500 Kč (7 days ago)