Cost of living in Czech Republic

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 158 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 135 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 81 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 20 Kč
12 eggs, large 52 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 43 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 100 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 30 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 18 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 146 Kč
2 liters of Coca-Cola 32 Kč
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15 Kč
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 24,912 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 16,965 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,750 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 17,148 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 11,760 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,242 Kč
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 417 Kč
40” flat screen TV 10,393 Kč
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,260 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 250 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 174 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,706 Kč
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 878 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,838 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,475 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 445,950 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 31 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 551 Kč
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 148 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 155 Kč
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 644 Kč
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 87 Kč
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 86 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 75 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 35 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 45 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 341 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 473 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 327 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,438 Kč
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 883 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 139 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 60 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 33 Kč
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 13,377 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.65 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 883 Kč
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 99 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.

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 91
3rd Chomutov 86

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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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Prague costs 18,422 Kč (about 6 hours ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Prague costs 600 Kč (1 day ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Prague costs 32 Kč (7 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Prague costs 32 Kč (8 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Prague costs 32 Kč (9 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Prague costs 32 Kč (10 days ago)
  • Public transport in Prague costs 260 Kč (10 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Prague costs 400 Kč (10 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Prague costs 29,000 Kč (10 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Prague costs 46 Kč (10 days ago)