Cost of living in Czech Republic

Summary of cost of living in Czech Republic

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 81,498 Kč
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 43,877 Kč
  • Czech Republic is the 2nd most expensive country in Eastern Europe (2 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Czech Republic is cheaper than in 55% of countries in the World (39 out of 71)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 213 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 174 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 112 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 26 Kč
12 eggs, large 77 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 71 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 130 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 40 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 23 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 45 Kč
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 26 Kč
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 34,495 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 26,803 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,673 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 22,661 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 16,738 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,961 Kč
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 414 Kč
40” flat screen tv 9,253 Kč
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,838 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 168 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 334 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,887 Kč
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 871 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,033 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,348 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 538,285 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 41 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 542 Kč
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 126 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 158 Kč
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 534 Kč
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 99 Kč
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 74 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 101 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 48 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 54 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 506 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 707 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 416 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,786 Kč
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 982 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.) 50 Kč
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 18,311 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.66 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,122 Kč
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 140 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 83
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

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Prague costs 139 Kč (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Prague costs 2,000 Kč (8 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Prague costs 20,000 Kč (8 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Prague costs 30 Kč (8 days ago)
  • Per hour of waiting of taxi fare per waiting time, weekday at noon in Prague costs 100 Kč (8 days ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Prague costs 10 Kč (8 days ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Prague costs 200 Kč (8 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Prague costs 2,000 Kč (8 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Prague costs 2,500 Kč (8 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Prague costs 700 Kč (8 days ago)

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