Cost of living in Czech Republic

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 164 Kč
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 136 Kč
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 79 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 110 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 31 Kč
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 18 Kč
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 Kč
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 147 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 26,670 Kč
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 18,140 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,767 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 17,311 Kč
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 12,528 Kč
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,093 Kč
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 385 Kč
40” flat screen TV 10,282 Kč
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,283 Kč
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 255 Kč
Hourly rate for cleaning help 180 Kč
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,010 Kč
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 776 Kč
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,806 Kč
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,359 Kč
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 472,477 Kč
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 31 Kč
Monthly ticket public transport 545 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) 778 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 33 Kč
Tube of toothpaste 50 Kč
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 361 Kč
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 466 Kč
2 tickets to the movies 367 Kč
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 998 Kč
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 840 Kč
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 136 Kč
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 60 Kč
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 35 Kč
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 13,319 Kč
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.62 Kč
1 month of gym membership in business district 850 Kč
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 101 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 89
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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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Brno costs 550 Kč (about 22 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Prague costs 32 Kč (1 day ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Prague costs 36 Kč (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Prague costs 20 Kč (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Prague costs 145 Kč (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Prague costs 550 Kč (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Prague costs 90 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Prague costs 1,000 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Prague costs 3.50 Kč (2 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Prague costs 35 Kč (2 days ago)

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