Cost of living in České Budějovice, Czech Republic

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 156 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 126 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 79 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 18 Kč
12 eggs, large 39 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 41 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 58 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 28 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 21 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 109 Kč
2 liters of Coca-Cola 31 Kč
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 Kč
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,100 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 10,217 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,597 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 7,894 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,351 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,344 Kč
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 250 Kč
40” flat screen TV 13,610 Kč
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,499 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 260 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 193 Kč
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,788 Kč
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,192 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,139 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,687 Kč
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 366,426 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 459 Kč
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 212 Kč
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 129 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 100 Kč
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 500 Kč
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 70 Kč
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 84 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 114 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 36 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 37 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 245 Kč
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 522 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 276 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,761 Kč
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 785 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 138 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 49 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 28 Kč
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 8,000 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 8 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,137 Kč
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 95 Kč
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 92 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 20, 2017.

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