Cost of Living in Prague, Czech Republic

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 42.56
Rent Index: 17.92
Groceries Index: 35.31
Restaurants Index: 33.35
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 30.56
Local Purchasing Power: 102.15

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 110.00 Kč
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 Kč
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 125.00 Kč
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 30.00 Kč
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 40.00 Kč
Cappuccino (regular) 41.69 Kč
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 28.66 Kč
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 22.74 Kč
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 19.71 Kč
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 21.73 Kč
Rice (white), (1kg) 27.15 Kč
Eggs (12) 36.58 Kč
Local Cheese (1kg) 178.33 Kč
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 142.54 Kč
Apples (1kg) 30.37 Kč
Oranges (1kg) 35.56 Kč
Tomato (1kg) 33.85 Kč
Potato (1kg) 16.39 Kč
Lettuce (1 head) 21.85 Kč
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.15 Kč
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 110.00 Kč
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.32 Kč
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 26.52 Kč
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 86.50 Kč
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 27.00 Kč
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 550.00 Kč
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 Kč
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 26.00 Kč
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 360.00 Kč
Gasoline (1 liter) 34.15 Kč
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000.00 Kč
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,846.50 Kč
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.01 Kč
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 414.44 Kč
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 825.43 Kč
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 238.46 Kč
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 160.00 Kč
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,808.64 Kč
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 791.84 Kč
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 1,861.16 Kč
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,045.62 Kč
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,145.83 Kč
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,900.00 Kč
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,692.26 Kč
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,789.47 Kč
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 70,796.14 Kč
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 41,186.60 Kč
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 25,810.03 Kč
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.92

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Last update: March, 2015

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30 Comments so far

#otto99 on Mar 16, 2015 :
Hello, everybody! Can you tell me please if living in Prague with a monthly gross salary of 27k is a good idea. I've already done some calculations, but I would like to have the opinion of a local. Thank you so much!
#mover on Feb 26, 2015 :
Hi, I'm moving to Prague, and am looking for an apartment I could rent for from 8k to 10k crown per month, possibly not through agency; any idea if there's a liable internet site where I could get in contact with the very owners/ landlords?
#Josias Junior on Feb 24, 2015 :
Hello guys !!!

I'm Brazilian and received an job offer to work there in Prague in one of the branches of my company, however I'm not sure how much in Euros I "need" earn to pay the rent for a nice (nothing lux or fancy) apartment bordering the city center, and the overall costs for meal, market and leisure, can anyone also recommend to me nice neighborhoods and/or districts where is good to live, near to parks and easy to go to the city center ?

#Andy on Feb 21, 2015 :
@Ben: That's the average Czech salary in Prague. You can live on that w/o problems if:
- you're single - don't have to provide for any dependents
- not too demanding in terms of entertainment/going out
- not planning to save any significant amounts each month
I would suggest to aim for 10-12k on rent (including utilities) if you can. Alternatively, find a roommate to split the rent with once you get here - that would leave you with a decent financial cushion in case you'll need it. Rule of thumb is to spend less than 40% of your net income on rent.
#Ben on Feb 21, 2015 :
Ive been offered a job paying 35k crowns gross.. 26k net. Is this enough to live ok in prague? Id want to spend max of 15k on rent.
#Andy on Feb 18, 2015 :
@shuvo: Short answer: no. Long answer: 15k CZK/mo would be enough if accommodation was paid on top of that. Renting a room costs 5-6k CZK. A studio apartment (1+kk/garsonka) costs 9-11k CZK (including utilities). That leaves you with 9k CZK disposable income per month at best. Unless you want to live on bread & water it isn't enough. You need to find another source of income (part time job) while you're here, otherwise it is going to be a hard time.

@Sid: Schools/tuition: Education is generally tuition-free in this country, however the instruction language will be Czech. If you want English-speaking schools see e.g. - or
Groceries: If the information on this site isn't enough, you can check grocery prices here -
Restaurant, transportation prices data is all on numbeo and I would say it is pretty accurate, so just do the math please. No one but *you* will be able to tell how often your family goes to a restaurant (and what kind - luxury/mid-range/cheap), how often you travel around, where (and how - car/public transport).
Internet prices are here too, so not quite sure why you're asking again in the comments and how is it relevant to you having a family - it is a fixed expense, unless we're talking about mobile internet for each family member. In that case, check e.g.:
#okustrings on Oct 02, 2014 :
I'm thinking of relocating to prague.
I'm looking for a baking job there.
I'm also a music producer and a musician,looking forward to work with a musician there too.
##shuvo on Sep 26, 2014 :
Hi, i like to study in prague with a Czech Govt. Scholarship, it offers 15000czk monthly. Is it enough for living and study there?( It covers residence.)
#Sid on Sep 03, 2014 :
What is the monthly expenditure for a family of 4 (wife with 2 kids) including school fees etc.
Restaurants etc.,
#Stupid answer on Aug 30, 2014 :
@Study abroader, you didn't even answer his question you stupid dipshit
#Australian on Jun 26, 2014 :
Does anyone know whta the job market is like for health workers? I am looking for work as a radiographer/xray technician. thanks
#Bernadette on Mar 15, 2014 :
The three of us would like to work as a landscape architekt intern in Prague next spring. We would like to know how much money is enough for food and services (electicity, water... etc.) for an average user? I've been looking around the internet for flat costs and available supermarkets and I found out that there are Lidl, Tesco and Billa (Lidl and Tesco is also available in Hungary where we are from). Are there any districts you would - or would'nt - recommend to live there? We are looking for fully furnitured flats for three persons, not far from the city centre but with accepatble rent and service prices.
Every advice is useful for us! Thanks a lot!
#Eve on Feb 10, 2014 :
Well the rent is way higher than this page says. Actually everything is more expensive. You will never pay 600 Kc for 2 people in a restaurant (3 course). That's like for one. I've lived in Prague for 20 years now.
#Czech on Jan 23, 2014 :
Hey guys, I am from Czech republic so I hope I qualify enough to answer some of your questions. Living in Prague is of course more expensive than living in any other city in Czech republic, with a few exceptions. However,a familly of four earning more than 50.000,- Kc per month is living very comfortably and can put some cash aside. I would call such familly a "upper middle class" if there was such hierarchy.
#Jakub on Nov 26, 2013 :
#Emj I think you definitely could. It's like average sallary here in the Czech Republic. The truth is that Prague is little bit more expensive than other cities in the Czech Rep. especially because of tourists. For some accomodation you can try those websites:
I hope you will find this useful :)
#Rex on Oct 17, 2013 :
If you want to share an apartment and have your own room, but website is in czech :-D

And you want your own flat:
#Rex on Oct 17, 2013 :
If you rent an apartment through a real estate agency you have to pay a commission of one lease, and then you pay the deposit of 1-2 lease the landlord, that you will be refunded when the flat will be ok....with income 30 000CZK you will be fine. Unfortunately cost of food is rising up, high speed internet 120Mb/s download,12Mb/s upload cost about 600CZK , (240Mb/s,20Mb/s cost 930CZK).
#Emj on Oct 11, 2013 :
Do you think I could live with 24.000/25.000 Czech crowns ( Net) in Prague?
Could you tell me what are the common websites to look for a room?
Thank you in advance.

#Revan on Sep 19, 2013 :
I've been approached by an investment bank for C# developer. I have 4 years of experience. Is it ok to ask for about 2500 euro, in czech coruna will be a little bit around 65000 or should I stay at 2000 euro?
#Alquanole on Sep 03, 2013 :
@Glen D'souza
Unless you have really exceptional skills 2'000 euros is the standard salary of an IT tech / Sysadmin. I'd say you could try asking 2'500 top.
#Glen D'souza on Sep 01, 2013 :

# Nick... 3000 euros is what I have asked for to move to Prague for a tech support job in IT. However what I understand is that, its a quite high salary as per standards.. so if you are getting 3000 euros. Its quite good. Take it. Meanwhile I am still researching what to ask for. I guess on a avg 2000 euros is what they pay there. Not sure. Any help would be appreciated. I would be moving with my wife.
#Alquanole on Aug 20, 2013 :
@ Nick:
A friend of mine just moved to Prague and has a similar monthly income. He's doing pretty good and has wife and two children.
Took us about two months to find him a decent flat, though.

@ Anna:
Rents don't look so off to me and I just went trough seeking one (in the end we found a 3+1, 80m2, wider center for 14'500 Kc/month). Reality cz is a little slanted up by the fact that those prices are often suggested by agencies.
The same goes for restaurants although the 10/15% difference you mentioned might be completely due to the location of the restaurant you went to.
#Michael on Jul 31, 2013 :
The average gross monthly income in Prague is 32,700 CZK. 3,000 EUR is about 75,000 CZK. Generally speaking, the salary you've been offered is quite good. But I don't live in Prague myself, so I can't tell you how much you would have to spend on rent, entertainment, etc.
#Nick on Jul 29, 2013 :
Hi everybody, I've received a job offer in Prague, with a gross monthly income of around 3000 Euros. I intend to go there with my family (wife and baby), so could someone please tell me if this salary is good enough for us to live there decently and hopefully put some money aside. Tanks a bunch !
#bob on May 08, 2013 :
hi, I think czech money is expensive. Because once I tried to buy a house and it costed me $515,709.67 CZK. and In canada I got a house for $219,000 CAD. So i say move to canada if you want a cheaper house. also the gas is $3.01 cad for 1 letter of gas. and in czech it was $36.89 CZK. so go Canada
#Anna on May 05, 2013 :
I totally disagree about restaurant and market prices, they are 10-15 per cent higher than the ones mentioned, as well as the rent per month price, to rent a 1 bedroom appartment in the city centre for 15 000 czk per month is as unreal, as to rent the same one outside the city centre for 8 000 czk. Usually the same size appartment outside the centre starts at about 12 000 - 15 czk, and prices in the centre really vary. More reliable is to check source for this information
#Prague is awesome! on Mar 12, 2013 :
Prague is great if you have saved up your Euros, Aussie dollars or American dollars! If you find work, live and work in Prague, its wonderful, knowing you have that back up cash! It really is worth it in the summer, as you can make cheap trips to other Euro countries and see a whole lot! There are a lot of tourists in Prague so it has that unique atmosphere of Czech whilst you can still speak to a lot of English speaking tourists. Plus the centre is just stunning!
#Tom on Mar 02, 2013 :
Yes, you could.
#Alex on Feb 23, 2013 :
Could someone please tell me if, with a salary of 30000 CZK (or roughly 1200 Euros), I could live pretty ok in Prague, and maybe even put some money aside. Factors to consider would be that I'd want to live in a nice 1 bedroom apartment (nothing luxurious, just not some broken down wreck), and I'd need high speed internet and a subscription to a gym (or local swimming pool).
#Study Abroader on Nov 28, 2011 :
Well I've lived in Prague for 3 months and had the unfortunate experience of living in a hostel. All was fine, except for our lack of access to a fully equipped kitchen. If we were smarter, we would have invested in pots and pans and begun cooking instead of going out. This is about right pretty much.

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