Cost of living in Czech Republic

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 170 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 135 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 84 Kč
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 21 Kč
12 eggs, large 58 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 47 Kč
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 104 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 33 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 19 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 145 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 26,817 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 19,454 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,874 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 17,432 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 12,543 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,110 Kč
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 377 Kč
40” flat screen TV 11,168 Kč
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,858 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 260 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 188 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,921 Kč
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 781 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,025 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,470 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 493,393 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 33 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 544 Kč
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 152 Kč
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 227 Kč
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 934 Kč
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 87 Kč
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 87 Kč
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 79 Kč
4 rolls of toilet paper 33 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 52 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 395 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 470 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 382 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,098 Kč
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 893 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 133 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 60 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 36 Kč
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,456 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.50 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 843 Kč
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 103 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 90
3rd Chomutov 82

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

  • Public transport in Prague costs 260 Kč (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Prague costs 35 Kč (2 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Prague costs 1,000 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Prague costs 2,000 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Prague costs 350 Kč (2 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Prague costs 450 Kč (2 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Prague costs 24 Kč (2 days ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Prague costs 28 Kč (2 days ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Prague costs 40 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Prague costs 34 Kč (2 days ago)

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