Cost of living in Czech Republic

Summary of cost of living in Czech Republic

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 65,159 Kč
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 34,473 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 57% of countries in the World (54 out of 95)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 175 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 142 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 93 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 20 Kč
12 eggs, large 52 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 41 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 88 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 31 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 150 Kč
2 liters of coca-cola 33 Kč
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 17 Kč
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 28,580 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 19,081 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,438 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 19,006 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,835 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,986 Kč
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 404 Kč
40” flat screen tv 10,815 Kč
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,239 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 259 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 168 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,627 Kč
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 770 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,157 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,399 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 500,469 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 32 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 554 Kč
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 154 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
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.) 80 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 80 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 32 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 45 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 406 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 451 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 387 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,518 Kč
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 724 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 152 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 64 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 35 Kč
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 11,235 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.79 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 861 Kč
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 105 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 84

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

  • 500g of rice in Prague costs 56 Kč (2 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Prague costs 20 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Prague costs 35 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Prague costs 180 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Prague costs 22 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Prague costs 20 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Prague costs 32 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Prague costs 70 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Prague costs 45 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Prague costs 40 Kč (2 days ago)