Cost of living in Czech Republic

Summary of cost of living in Czech Republic

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 72,200 Kč
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 35,795 Kč
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is cheaper than in 46% of countries in Eastern Europe (6 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is cheaper than in 65% of countries in the World (50 out of 77)
Change the currency:
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 243 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 177 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 104 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 23 Kč
12 eggs, large 57 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 73 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 133 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 35 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 24 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 25 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 149 Kč
2 liters of coca-cola 34 Kč
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 18 Kč
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 27,236 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 20,028 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,847 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 19,934 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 14,251 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 2,208 Kč
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 264 Kč
40” flat screen tv 11,009 Kč
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,465 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 233 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 236 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,174 Kč
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,126 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,875 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,401 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 468,501 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 44 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 580 Kč
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 190 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 209 Kč
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 898 Kč
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 93 Kč
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 75 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 102 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 56 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 38 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 584 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 546 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 448 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,162 Kč
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,020 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 173 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 69 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 44 Kč
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 11,699 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.71 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 859 Kč
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 137 Kč

Moving to Czech Republic with your children?

International Schools in Czech Republic

Map of Cost of Living in Czech Republic

loading...

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 86
3rd Chomutov 0

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.

Are you moving to Czech Republic? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Czech Rep. of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

Get a salary calculation for:

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Prague costs 134 Kč (1 day ago)
  • 125 ml tube of toothpaste in Brno costs 18 Kč (1 day ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Brno costs 70 Kč (1 day ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Brno costs 120 Kč (1 day ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Brno costs 63 Kč (1 day ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Brno costs 25 Kč (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Brno costs 1,000 Kč (1 day ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Brno costs 2,500 Kč (1 day ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Brno costs 1,400 Kč (1 day ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Brno costs 700 Kč (1 day ago)

Make a different comparison:

Compare cost of living between cities:
vs