Cost of living in Czech Republic

Summary of cost of living in Czech Republic

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 66,424 Kč
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 34,970 Kč
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is more expensive than in 67% of countries in Eastern Europe (5 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is cheaper than in 57% of countries in the World (43 out of 75)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 169 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 143 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 80 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 21 Kč
12 eggs, large 56 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 55 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 87 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 37 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 24 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 141 Kč
2 liters of coca-cola 30 Kč
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 16 Kč
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 28,407 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 19,882 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,425 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 19,293 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,796 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,819 Kč
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 295 Kč
40” flat screen tv 9,040 Kč
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,798 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 261 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 219 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,673 Kč
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 837 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,923 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,090 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 535,828 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 31 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 547 Kč
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 158 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 150 Kč
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,130 Kč
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 133 Kč
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 94 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 86 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 40 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 56 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 444 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 493 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 352 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,252 Kč
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 911 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 162 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 68 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 39 Kč
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 12,483 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.87 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 883 Kč
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 110 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 83

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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