Cost of living in Czech Republic

Summary of cost of living in Czech Republic

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 65,104 Kč
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 32,277 Kč
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is more expensive than in 75% of countries in Eastern Europe (3 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is cheaper than in 57% of countries in the World (39 out of 68)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 190 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 167 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 98 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 23 Kč
12 eggs, large 54 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 56 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 87 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 35 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 19 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 20 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 149 Kč
2 liters of coca-cola 37 Kč
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 16 Kč
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 23,317 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 18,982 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,448 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 17,395 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,002 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,884 Kč
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 301 Kč
40” flat screen tv 11,103 Kč
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,000 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 243 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 287 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,639 Kč
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 865 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,707 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,197 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 550,388 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 33 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 550 Kč
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 157 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 100 Kč
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 896 Kč
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 81 Kč
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 85 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 80 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 47 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 52 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 505 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 551 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 487 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,635 Kč
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,133 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 171 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 67 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 39 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 768 Kč
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 121 Kč

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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:
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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 92
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.

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Prices recently added

  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Prague costs 18,000 Kč (3 days ago)
  • Public transport in Prague costs 600 Kč (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Prague costs 56 Kč (9 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Prague costs 70 Kč (9 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Prague costs 50 Kč (9 days ago)
  • 8 rolls of toilet paper in Prague costs 55 Kč (9 days ago)
  • 1 box of 32 of tampons (tampax, ob, ...) in Prague costs 130 Kč (9 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Prague costs 30 Kč (9 days ago)
  • Public transport in Prague costs 550 Kč (9 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Prague costs 3,000 Kč (9 days ago)

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