Cost of Living in Prague

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 44.33
Rent Index: 19.26
Groceries Index: 37.47
Restaurants Index: 32.88
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 32.43
Local Purchasing Power: 85.12
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 Kč 100.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 Kč 500.00-800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 122.50 Kč 110.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 Kč 28.00-35.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 40.00 Kč 30.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 44.65 Kč 38.00-50.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 29.52 Kč 22.00-35.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 21.96 Kč 14.00-30.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 70.96 Kč 56.78-87.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 18.63 Kč 13.61-22.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.15 Kč 9.07-18.14
Eggs (12) 37.11 Kč 30.00-44.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 81.63 Kč 68.04-104.33
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 65.54 Kč 53.07-81.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 95.43 Kč 72.57-127.01
Apples (1 lb) 13.50 Kč 11.34-15.88
Banana (1 lb) 14.37 Kč 12.70-15.88
Oranges (1 lb) 15.00 Kč 13.61-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 17.90 Kč 13.61-22.23
Potato (1 lb) 7.46 Kč 5.44-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 7.29 Kč 4.54-9.98
Lettuce (1 head) 21.32 Kč 16.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.14 Kč 10.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 Kč 100.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.18 Kč 12.00-20.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.27 Kč 20.00-35.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 91.00 Kč 89.00-97.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 24.00 Kč 24.00-32.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 550.00 Kč 500.00-550.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 Kč 30.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 Kč 32.19-45.06
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 360.00 Kč 250.00-360.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 116.00 Kč 105.99-124.92
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000.00 Kč 350,000.00-450,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,943.42 Kč 2,900.00-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.40 Kč 2.20-5.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 421.32 Kč 300.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 778.40 Kč 500.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 275.35 Kč 200.00-350.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 169.00 Kč 150.00-180.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,756.25 Kč 1,200.00-2,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 826.83 Kč 550.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,803.37 Kč 1,500.00-2,300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,265.50 Kč 1,500.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,950.17 Kč 11,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,933.75 Kč 8,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,474.68 Kč 20,000.00-32,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,959.77 Kč 13,000.00-20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,596.98 Kč 5,776.42-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,520.65 Kč 3,623.19-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 24,346.80 Kč 20,000.00-28,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.24 2.00-3.00

Prices in Prague, Czech Republic

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Last update: May, 2016
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Cost of living in Prague is 55.67% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 531.98$ (12,859.90Kč) and for four person family at 1,798.47$ (43,475.34Kč) (without rent).
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96 Comments so far
#Vikram Padigala on May 27, 2016 :
Hi All,

Thanks for this website for clearing many doubts, however i am left with few important queries, i am hoping someone should able to answers them:

I am planning to travel to Brno city from India with a family of 4 members(me,my wife and 2 kids(2.6 yrs and 1 year))
I will be working for an IT company with
Gross Salary of 70254 CZKs per Month

So my question here is, After taxes, compulsory health for my family and social insurance, how much i can get as net salary?

Is there any tax benefits if my kid is going to school?

Kindly answer to my questions

Thank you in advance
#leo hood on May 20, 2016 :
meant to say 150 CZK per day so 4650 CZK per month
#Futurestudent on May 20, 2016 :
Hi there, I am planning on being a student for masters in Prague, my rent will be 150CZK max per month but I will only have 174,674.56 CZK for the whole year. Is this enough?? Thank you!
#Paul on May 18, 2016 :
Dear all,
I got a job offer to work in Prague.
Salary is 33200 CZK gross + 1520 CZK for food vouchers.
Net should be 24950 CZK (after calculating).
Is is enough for a 1 bedroom apartment? Or should I consider a shared flat?
With some beers on the weekends, a monthly gym subscription as main needs, how do you think I can handle it?
#Carlos on May 14, 2016 :
Dear Mr. #Martyx: I can agree that minimum wage is intended to keep you from getting a better life, but in Bogotá, Colombia the minimum wage is almost half of Czechia's and, according to this site, local purchasing power (which is based on minimum wage) is double in Prague. So think twice when speaking about "complete poverty" when there is people in this world who lives with less than 50 USD (1200 czk) a month.
#Marko on May 13, 2016 :
Hello people. I've been offered a job in Prague at about 40000 gross salary. Is this enough for a single person to live by? A 1-bedroom apartment would be more than enough for me. Where should I look for one? I guess the very city centre has expensive rents, so which is a good suburb to look for a 1-bedroom apartment?
#Martyx on May 05, 2016 :
Hello everyone and welcome in Czechia! (If you come here for job-pension-life-travel). Hopefully you will visit/work also in other (non-Prague) cities as sights are elsewhere in this country too.

To all your questions just 1 universal answer.
--- cca 10,000 CZK is statutory National Minimum Wage and is insufficient for a living here. Likewise in other countries, Minimum wage, everywhere in the world, is intended to keep you poor and it is barely enough for surviving.
--- cca 12-20,000 CZK is okay and sufficient for 1 person without any suffering. Most people make this money. If you are not living in the city center and paying lower rent, you will be okay. But not faraway from complete poverty. You must control your spending.
--- cca 18-22,000 CZK is official Median Monthly Income, and some 2/3 of Czechia's population make this money.
--- cca 25,000 CZK is that you're starting to be wealthy.
--- cca 28-36,000 CZK is above official Average Monthly Income, and only a 1/3 of people are paid this high.
--- cca 30-60,000 CZK is already luxurious lifestyle here.
--- cca 60,000-150,000 CZK you definitely do not need to care about prices any longer. Probably top 1-10 % of the population earns this money.

footnote: These figures are Gross/Brutto Income. If you want to have more financial secure living in Czechia and/or Prague, you should try to earn this amounts of money Net Income/after all taxes and deductions. If you need to count your Net pay, use website or similar salary calculator for Czech Rep.

footnote: All these figures suppose 1-person household. For 2-persons household count multiply coefficient of 2. For a family with children, I suppose multiply of 2,5 or 3,0 should be enough no matter how much children you have got. ..... However, when considering high pay, multiplying is no longer needed. For example, a 60,000 CZK monthly job offer, that is well enough for 4 persons family too.

footnote: I lived for almost 2 years in Prague and several additional months in about 5 other Czech cities.
#Petar on May 03, 2016 :
I've received a job offer in Prague, 1200 Euros with covered taxes, health and social insurance by the company. Is this amount enough for pretty life there. I only need a 1 bedroom and good net connection.
Thank you!
#Alexa on Apr 21, 2016 :
Hello, I've received a job offer in Prague (800 Euros net). Could I live pretty ok there with this amount of money? I only need a 1 bedroom flat and that's it.
Thank you!
#Deepak on Apr 14, 2016 :
Can you please suggest average school fees in Upper primary classes of international school in Prague. Thanks Deepak
#Sandeep on Mar 26, 2016 :
Being offered 63000 czk at IBM Brno. Is this good salary for family of four, husband, wife and 2 kids. I will be relocating from India.
#Ivo on Mar 24, 2016 :
Hello everybody, I've received a job offer in Prague, with a gross monthly income of 63 000 CZK. Could someone please tell me if this salary is OK for a family with 2 kids? Thanks a lot for your hepl!
#cz on Mar 19, 2016 :
If the working experience is important for you, you could survive with that salary. The most important will be to find some cheap room in some shared flat. You could find it for at about 4000-7000 CZK incl. all cost (electricity, water etc.) The best way is to look for some ads from university students. If you sill not eat in restaurants i.e. buy food from makets and cook yourself you could spend 2500-4000 CZK monthly. The rest spending depends on you.

Info about food prices:
To find a room takes some time an unfortunately most of websites are only in czech. Here is exsmple of one of them: Maybe gogle translator helps:
#domewalker on Mar 18, 2016 :
Hello everyone!

A position has been offered to me in Prague, with a net salary of ~18.5k CZK, in addition the health and social insurence is paid by the company. Now, I know that it is not the best salary by far, still my question would be, is it enough for me? I mean I'm a single guy, I can cook to some extent (the basic stuff), and for accomodation I only need a room and good internet connection (because of my gaming habit). I don't really go out much, only 1-2 times/week. What I really need is working experience in an international environment, but I'm not sure about taking the job, because I'm afraid that the salary would not be enough. Do you have any suggestions?
#Kumaran Sampathraj on Mar 14, 2016 :
Greetings- I have been offered a gross monthly income of 95 CZK, Could you please tell me the approximate cost of living in Prague for a family of four members (Myself, wife & 2 school going kids) which includes rent(furnished), utility bills (gas, internet, garbage, water etc.) groceries, utensils to buy, transportation and other if I missed anything.I would like to know what will the monthly expenditure to lead a family and how much I could save.
Pls let me know what will be net take home after Tax deduction, Medical insurance & social Security etc. Iam planning to rent a 2 bedroom furnished house in Prague 4 or 5. Thanks for your help in Advance.
#KK on Mar 09, 2016 :
Hi All,

I got a permanent job offer in Prague with a monthly gross salary of 55000CZK, could you please suggest if this salary is enough to lead a happy life with my spouse besides few savings.
#JM on Mar 07, 2016 :
Hello, I´m an electronic engineer (msc) with 4 years of experence. I have been offered a 55.000 job offer in Prague. My question it´s about if its a good offer, I don´t have any reference of the salaries in my field, if you have some info, can you help me or you know any site? Best regards!
#Vamsi on Mar 06, 2016 :
Dear Petr/Bazinga,

Thanks for your response.

Could you please tell me the approximate cost of living in Prague for a family of three members (Myself, wife and baby) which includes rent(furnished), utility bills (gas, internet, garbage, water etc.), groceries, utensils to buy, transportation and other if I missed any.

As said, I have offered gross monthly income of 75K CZK. Finding to know what is the monthly expenditure to lead a family and how much I could save.

Thank you so much.
#Petr on Mar 06, 2016 :
yes it should be sufficient.
Your net income will be around 53000. (incl. social security and health insurance)
( - textboxes - 1) gross salary 2) number of children.)
Monthly rent incl. all fees I'd say around 16 000 in the broader city center. That leaves you still with 37 000 to spend and that is more than enough for whole family.

I'd say both are the same, depends where in these districts. Maybe Vysehrad is closer. (check the map: Just make sure that you will not be living near to a busy road as both of these city parts have some..

15 000 per month is ok for these city parts. is biggest online server with rent offers.
As an accountant in a big company I think you could try to ask for 40 000 or more..

I believe this is adequate (better than average for this position).
#bazinga on Mar 06, 2016 :
#Vamsi, yes it's enough for us to live there decently and hopefully put some money aside.
#Vamsi on Mar 03, 2016 :

Request to please answer.

I've received a job offer in Prague, with a gross monthly income of around 75000 CZK. 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. Thanks!
#garland on Feb 26, 2016 :
For purposes of rent, would either Smichov or Vysehrad be considered city center? Thanks
#Vamsi on Feb 24, 2016 :
Hi everybody, I've received a job offer in Prague, with a gross monthly income of around 75000 CZK. 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. Thanks!
#Joost on Feb 17, 2016 :
Hi Guys/Girls,

I am Planning to move to Prague for a Job as account manager at a big firm.
I don't know my salary yet, but I would like to see what daily life costs. My plan is to live in district 2/3, so in the city centre.
All inclusive this will come down to a price around 15.000 a month on rent, if i check the online agencies, is this a good price? can someone recommend me a website? Tax is 15% of gross salary right? If I would pay above rent, like to drink a beer in the city now and then and don't really have to worry about going for dinner in the city, what should I earn at a minimum? will 32.000 net for example be enough? I need a point to negotiate from....

Thank in advance!
#Jjm on Jan 22, 2016 :
+ you think that it s fair offer?
I really don t know the range of income for such a position
#Jjm on Jan 22, 2016 :
Hello there guys

i was offered a job in world leading financial company as senior web/app consultant. I was offered 90k gross. I have a wife and 4y old kid. Is that enough for high quality life?

Thanks for advices
#Martin on Jan 22, 2016 :
If you will take apartment out of centre I think you can live fine live here. If you want to know something more you can write me to martin.dedik[at]seznam[dot]cz
##asian on Jan 20, 2016 :
hi.. how much would it take for a family of 6 to live in prague. i have 4 kids which most likely be going to school... im looking atleast for a 3 bedroom apartment.. decent meal for my family. im currently earning 3500 USD and being offered around 4500 USD. appreciate your feedback
#Martin on Jan 18, 2016 :
2 #Romina L:
So that means you will have 65000 CZK for 4-5 months? And how much you have to pay for your accommodation in university residence?
#Martin Dědík on Jan 18, 2016 :
2 #Finn:
That means you will have about 37 500 CZK after tax if you will work like employee (you can check difference with freelancer in my preview comment). I'm not sure if you mean you would pay for both person or both person will earn some money. I'll take it like you mean you will pay for both. Then another important thing where will you live (center / out of center).
1, You can live quite well with this salary. You will have more then average of people who are living here. That means you will be able to eat only in restaurants if you would want, going to cinema and other actions few times during week.
2, have no experience with that. But if I will count you will have for both around 27 000 CZK after rent I think you can survive here :-D No if you will live austerity and cook for yourself I think you can still live somehow good include going to cinema and for restaurant one per week. But how I said I have no experience with that.
#Martin on Jan 17, 2016 :
2 #RV DIU:
It depends if you would work like freelancer or if you would be regular employee.

freelancer (600 000 CZE / year):
income tax - 29 160 Kč
health insurance - 24 300 Kč
social insurence - 52 560 Kč

employee (600 000 CZE / year):
income tax - 95 760 Kč
health + social insurence - 66 000 Kč
#RV DIU on Jan 16, 2016 :
This is quite informative.
I would like some info on taxes etc.
for example. on a salary of CZK50000, how much will be the income tax component, Social Security and Insurance.

#Finn on Jan 13, 2016 :
Hi Guys, I would appreciate your expertise here. Offer I am getting is 2100 USD gross monthly. Could you please advice what level of confidence I could pretend for in Prague? Few cases: 1) when moving alone; 2) for two persons.

Thanks a lot.
#Romina L on Jan 11, 2016 :
Hi, I am exchange student and have a scholarship for a semester in a university near Prague. The scholarship is 65000 CZK and I have to pay for my room in the university residence (I don't pay for utilities) and provide for my food. Is it enough to live comfortably and maybe travel a little? Or am I going to be super tight?
#Damian on Jan 10, 2016 :
Hi. Outside city simple studio apartment about how much? Not through expensive agency.

Also, how difficult is it to stay long term for someone from USA, without work permit...

Thanks for answers. Regards.
#Petr on Dec 05, 2015 :
#Indian - yes, 50k is definitely enough to live a comfortable life. Not too luxurious, but normal, with savings, possibly even for two people living out of this one sallary quite ok. However for IT job it's maybe below average in comparison to other IT job opportunities in Prague. If you have some previous experience and good resume, you could ask for higher (60k-90k) depending on your qualification and professional orientation. And if you don't succeed, try Brno - it's becoming technological heaven, sometimes able to offer higher salaries for IT than Prague.
#Indian on Nov 27, 2015 :
Hello Friends,

I have been offered a job in an IT company in prague paying 50000 CzK. Is this salary enough for living a good life and also do some savings. Also I would like to ask, what is the provability of my wife getting a job in an IT company in Prague.

#johana novinska on Oct 28, 2015 :
hi guys, i dint know how the people live, but 50 000 czk for family of 4 is soso living on very low, that u must try find cheapest restaurants( better inly cook home, cheapest rent, cheapest car insurance etc. I would consider is 50 000 czk is good to live for single person, but still not enought for buy brand cloths, or full cover insurance , dry cleaning , nice gym time to time spa ... because to find nice apartment in prague center - rent is from 27000-100 000 per month/ if you look long time , you know the market and you are handy you can find , if lucky appartment for 18 000 but there is always plus plus and you need to fix smthng in it, or its noisy or so........ prague food is not expensive if you know where, but if you dont care and you use starbuck sushi and 2 times a week better restaurant , sat bar, sunday some sport or event or spa .. you single cant make from 50 000 any saving.... you can only if you seriously watch each crown you spend, if family as my relatives) they survive soso with this , as kids need to go for out school activities, sport clubs etc... no way to have comfi life ...... me personally i spend 75 000 monthly and no savings... im living alone.. but also cooking also buying time to time nice shoes , playing tennis and have car
#Hans on Oct 24, 2015 :
Hi, I live in Denmark, but consider to move to prague. I take lots of doctor prescribed medicine due to pain after 2 surgeries in my back. Are there reimbursements of medical expenses and if how much is it ?

I pay due to a tax treaty taxes in Denmark. Do I have to pay for medical insurance in the Czech Republic ?
#XPettt on Oct 08, 2015 :
Hi girls and guyz!

Is it fine to live in Prague for a couple with 80k gross?

After paying rent, bills, food, ... and using only public transportation (no private car) it would be possible to save a 20k with a normal life in the city centre?
#Annecy on Sep 27, 2015 :
I signed for 105 000 monthly before taxes + 17% bonus for a position as Sap developer. I have 8 years and half of experience. So I suppose 75 000 could be ok depending on your experience and the specific skills you have.By the way I suppose i could get 10 000 more but I didn't relaunch their offer. Anyway certainly it is not the same company as yours, so the offers are not directly comparable. I still not moved to Prague, I put my budget around 30 0000 for the months during my trial period as I am willing to pay more for extra services and to focus on the job. Then I hope to cut my expenses to 25 000 per month, once I will be more confident in the job, and I will know better the city.
#Krishna on Sep 25, 2015 :
Hi Everyone,
I'm a single guy and have an offer of 67,000 CZK / month ( pre-tax ) from a technology giant in Prague.
I think my expenses will be 20,000 month at the maximum.

Is asking for 75,000 CZK/month too much if I'm a software developer and am offered from a big ecommerce company in Prague ?
#Alka on Sep 15, 2015 :
Hi, I got job in which they offer me 25 000 gross i would like to know how much it will be net and as I read it is manage to survive. I am more focused on experience I can get and advantages like living in Prague and meeting new people. I also would get some benefits like meal voucher every day and after 6 months some extra money it depends howI work. I am looking for room or flat which wont be expensive and my work place would be Prague 8 so if anyone have any ideas, suggestions or adgice I would appriciate. I would need any information as where is the cdo shopping or which bank is the best for foreginers or how much i should pay for a room in that location, where to look. It was quick decision and I have just 2 weeks. Thank you for any help.
#Nomad on Sep 08, 2015 :
Reality is more expansive.

My usual day at work: On arrival, coffee, a small-medium sandwich, a bottle of water 1.5l and a yoguhrt: 100 crowns. Packet of cigs, 100 crowns. Lunch will be easy another 150 more with coffee. And at 1600 another coffee will go down. Lets say and average of 300 crowns/day.

Thats 1.5 k in a week, 6k in a month.

A nice big room will be anything between 6000-8000.

250 grm decent coffee 90 crowns. Any decent brand goods will be around 2500+ crowns, eye glasses, Levi's, Nikes. Beers out, really cheap. 35 crowns a big beer anywhere. A decent quality joint is around 200 crowns per gram. Ticket on tram, min 20 crowns. Fish is expensive beef too, a chicken for the oven will be around 90 crowns good for 2 dinners protein ration. 500 gram tomatoes 30 crowns. Some awesome Spanish and Italian wines real cheap in Lido (around 80-100 crowns a bottle). Water 17 crowns 1.5 liter.
My experience: My supermarket tickets are 1500 a week. 6k month

If you are going to get 18k after taxes you will barely make it until the next payday.
If you like to do anything other that just survive you need 24k after taxes.
I do 27k after taxes in Brno. I have some breathing space, but minimal.
#bea on Sep 03, 2015 :
I'll move to Prague because of my job and I 'm looking for a flat in the area south-west of Prague, because my child will probably attend the German School there. Ist ist a good area to live, quiet ?
I think it's Prague 5. Are the rents in this area very high or is it already considered suburban area ?
Thank you in advance

#Skoll on Sep 02, 2015 :
#Tracy, #Aditya, #Ben
There is no problem of living in Prague with these money. You'll have some 2-3 times more, than most of the Czech have.
#Skoll on Sep 02, 2015 :
Average income: +/- 25000CZK
After taxes, compulsory health and social insurance: Around 19295CZK.
There are some wrong numbers in here.
Median income: +/- 20000CZK
After taxes, compulsory health and social insurance: 15850CZK
#Steve on Aug 26, 2015 :
And czechs are fine as long as you dont act like an asshole, pay your taxes etc etc :D
#Steve on Aug 26, 2015 :
Average Czech salary is about 18 000CZK, in prague about 21 000 CZK. The prices here are accurate, gasoline and accomodation got about 15% more expensive but in overall... 30 000 CZK a month is enough to consider yourself to be rich in Czech republic.
#Anonymous on Aug 23, 2015 :
Hey I received an offer from prague 50k as java programmer, I'm planning to move with my wife and 7yo daugther is that enougth?, also we are moving from south-american is prague foreging friendly?, ty to whoever tame the time to answer.
#Marketa on Aug 20, 2015 :
RE Joseph:
Yes, USD 1500 monthly is good enough for rent, eating in a restaurant couple of times a week and occasional trip
#Joseph on Aug 20, 2015 :
I current apply for a research grant that offer me opportunity to come to czech for some aspect of my Phd research work for like 8month. The grant offer $1500 for monthly living expenses. I want to enquire whether this will be good enough to live in Brno, Czech republic. Thanks
#Anonymous on Jul 27, 2015 :
Hi, by my calculations of the data above and a little apartment searching on the side i came to a 23 000 CZK a month provided no social life of course. Does that sound right?
#Alixandra on Jul 27, 2015 :

I am Australian and My dad is Czech, I am thinking about living in Prague in the Summer of 2016. I am in the Performing Arts - Singer and Actor as well as a producer. I have years of experience in Administration and digital marketing. I am also bi-lingual. My objective is to experience this amazing city. Where would you recommend I live and what would be my average wage? I have a 7000CZK financial commitment per month in Australia. I am happy to share an apartment/house provided I have my own room. Looking for work in the arts as well as marketing, administration and digital media.

#Lukas Konecny on Jul 12, 2015 :
I was born in Prague and i can say that 50 000 CZK income is perfectly fine for family of four. My brother lives with his girlfriend and a dog in appartment 10 minutes from city centre, he has a car and they go to restaurants and bars really often and they make 35000 CZK together. Average Prague salary is 25000 and most of people have to live with much less. Its not good idea to live right in the middle of the city. If you live like 10 minutes from there, life is two times cheaper. I dont know many people who makes more than 30 OOO. People who make 45000 and more are considered as rich.
#esma on Jul 05, 2015 :
Could you someone please tell me that i salary of 38000 gross salary is enough to live in prague?
Thanks in advance
#Kevin on Jul 02, 2015 :
Hi everybody, I've received a job offer in Prague, with a gross monthly income of around 75000 CZK. 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. Thanks!
#reply to robot boy on Jun 16, 2015 :
6500 usd is 3 times more than Czech people usually makes, so it's enough for kind of luxury living in Prague
#robot boy on Jun 15, 2015 :
I have been offered a job by a corporation at 6500 u.s dollars a month based in prague. I have not been able to check prices. But i saw this thread. May i ask if that is a good salary for living expenses and such for prague. I live in new York now.
#cherry on May 22, 2015 :
I have been offered a job of 18K per month. Is that living for a single person with no dependants and who plans on renting with another person?
#Miles on May 19, 2015 :
Hi Tracy

A salary of 48,000 Kc will be more than adequate in central Prague or anywhere else in the Czech Republic. It is an above average salary, and if you spend wisely, you could probably save quite a lot.
#Tracy on May 15, 2015 :
I am obviously having some issues with my question is...can I live well in Prague on 48,000 CZK per month? My apologies for my previous posts.


#Tracy on May 15, 2015 :
I am single...with one Huskie. I make approximately 40,000 CZK per month...I have no plans to ship my car. Can I manage on this amount of money in the city center?
#Aditya on Apr 29, 2015 :
Planning to move to Prague with wife and 1.5 year old son. Salary offered is 65k CZK. Is it good enough to live comfortably with some saving.
#Eva on Apr 25, 2015 :
To Gentian: Yes, it would be enough :) I am a student and I have similar money for whole month (and half is just for the rent) ... so I guess you will have even money for parties or little shopping :)
#Gentian on Apr 22, 2015 :

I am planning to go to Prague in this summer because I have a summer school. I will have to stay there 3 weeks and I was wondering will 400-500 Euro will be enough, because my hotel will be paid my breakfast and lunch also.
#Dan on Apr 05, 2015 :
27k salary is middle wage in Czech Republic (in Prague 33k).
It's not bad, enough for studio apartment, transport, food, clothes, car, pubs and other basic things. But hard to save money from this salary, only for living.
#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).

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