Cost of Living in Brno

Summary about cost of living in Brno, Czech Republic:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 180.00 Kč 130.00-225.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 Kč 500.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 160.00 Kč 150.00-180.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 Kč 35.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 Kč 30.00-70.00
Cappuccino (regular) 54.65 Kč 40.00-75.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 36.33 Kč 25.00-45.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 Kč 25.00-40.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 75.71 Kč 56.78-98.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 25.59 Kč 15.88-72.57
Rice (white), (1 lb) 18.03 Kč 11.34-27.22
Eggs (regular) (12) 43.99 Kč 32.00-54.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 96.29 Kč 68.04-136.08
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 68.47 Kč 45.36-95.25
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 113.40 Kč 90.72-163.29
Apples (1 lb) 16.24 Kč 11.34-22.68
Banana (1 lb) 14.17 Kč 10.89-22.23
Oranges (1 lb) 17.52 Kč 11.34-27.22
Tomato (1 lb) 28.14 Kč 15.88-54.43
Potato (1 lb) 8.18 Kč 5.44-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 8.85 Kč 6.80-13.61
Lettuce (1 head) 25.78 Kč 18.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.49 Kč 8.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 Kč 80.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.59 Kč 14.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 32.38 Kč 20.00-50.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 126.00 Kč 120.00-150.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 Kč 20.00-29.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 550.00 Kč 398.33-830.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Kč 40.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 48.28 Kč 43.45-56.33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 240.00 Kč 200.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 174.56 Kč 162.77-181.70
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 550,000.00 Kč 500,000.00-600,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 551,975.00 Kč 503,000.00-620,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 5,286.84 Kč 4,636.36-6,181.82
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.60 Kč 2.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 506.25 Kč 400.00-600.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 982.35 Kč 600.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 296.53 Kč 250.00-350.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 Kč 160.00-250.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,363.64 Kč 6,000.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 227,402.03 Kč 120,000.00-300,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,819.05 Kč 799.00-2,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 842.86 Kč 599.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,920.00 Kč 1,200.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,473.68 Kč 1,500.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,565.22 Kč 15,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,666.67 Kč 10,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,000.00 Kč 22,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,571.43 Kč 18,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,098.14 Kč 9,290.23-13,006.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,842.12 Kč 6,967.67-10,219.25
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 32,475.00 Kč
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.02 2.00-5.64

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29 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 07, 2022:
Thank you man.

I wanted to specify my net salary. I mean after taxes I will see 42k monthly salary. I think that's not bad for two person. If I find rental apertment for 15k. Rents are so expensive btw.

Thanks again
Anonymous on Feb 06, 2022:
But remember its for one persone. Even clear 30k is ok.Rent for one is around 15k. So you have half for rest. Food is around 8k on average.(no restaurant).You can even safe some little money.With 40k youre good. For two you can multiply. 60k is ok. 80k is good.
Anonymous on Feb 06, 2022:
Clear 40k is enough for Brno. And if you have own flat/house.. You can live on higher note.
Anonymous on Feb 03, 2022:
Hi everyone,

I am gonna earn 40-45k CZK per month. Does is it enough to live at Brno? I'm gonna move w my gf. Can we handle to all cost living and save some money?

Thanks in advance guys.
Anonymous on Jan 25, 2022:
Hi everyone
I would like to ask if salary around 27 to 30k net would be enough for one person to live in brno?
Edvaldo on Oct 23, 2021:
Hi to everyone,

I would like to ask you if a salary around 40.000 CZK (already discounted for tax and health & social system), would be enough for me and my wife?

We do not worry about living in a 1 bedroom flat.

Moc děkuji
Roman on Sep 10, 2021:
yes, it's enough to support whole family, so if you're alone, for sure you can make savings from this sallary
Ramesh on Jul 12, 2020:
Hello everyone,
I got a job offer from a good company in Brno. The gross salary is 51000 monthly. Is that enough to cover all the living costs (rent, food, transportation...)??
Can I still make some savings from that?
Sajjad on Jul 02, 2020:
Hello every one
I have accepted as PhD student in Masaryk University, I am married and we have to rent a small place to live, I would like to ask How much we need per month minimum as our life cost?
Bobbie J Reaves on Apr 22, 2020:
My mother is from there I would to visit there one day.It is a pretty place I always love to visit there day if I get the charge but my money not looking go right.
Andrej on Dec 20, 2019:
@Bark, 65k CZK gross is about 46k net, which seems to little to support yourself, wife (if she doesn't work) and three kids. You will need to rent 3+1 (at leas) and you can expect up to 25k monthly just for rent and utilities. So you are left with 20k to feed 5 people, transportation, services, etc. for all of them. I mean you can probably manage, but you will save nothing, you will not get any rich and I am not sure it is worth it. Impossible if you wanted private kindergarten or school for kids.

You may see that locals have usually much lower wages and are fine. But please remember, most of them own their houses and apartments without any mortgage, and if they don't, they usually do not have 3 children and not working partner.
Bark on Dec 06, 2019:
What would be the reasonable income for a family of five (2 adults and 3 kids). Would 65k gross be okay?
igor slávek on Nov 16, 2019:
@salvatore saia. 40k gross mean 29630 net. It is little bit above average for Brno, little bit below for technical experts. I guyess ok for junior developer, expect raise to 60 within 2 years. Your main expenditure will definitelly be rent. Nice 1+1 for a single person varies between 9-14k including utilities. Room in a shared flat 4-8k. Overall I would say that you can live a decent live, but nothing too fancy. Though you can get a good lager for 30-40 czk:)
salvatore saia on Oct 19, 2019:
ive been offered a salary for a single person for a junior developer role gross salary of 40,000ck would i live comfortably in Brno?
anonymus on Oct 07, 2019:
can You live with 21k / month in Brno.... i have to rent. please advise
Anonymous on Jul 08, 2019:
What would be the reasonable income for a family of four (2 adults and 2 small kids). Would 65k gross be okay?
Anonymous on Apr 24, 2019:
Iam Andrew I was offered a job with a gross of 27000.on the salary calculate is it advisable to indicate number of children even if I won't come to live with them there
Rico on Feb 15, 2019:
@Daniel what kind of job ? Are you planning to live alone ?

28k gross is about 21k net. For Brno not so much but doable.
Daniel on Feb 04, 2019:
I was offered a job with 28'000 CZK gross monthly, do you think I will be able to live in Brno with that salary?
Cormacus on Jan 21, 2019:
>Could anyone please advise what's the minimal convenient salary in Brno for a family of 4 (husband, wife, two small children). For example, will 60K CZK gross be enough? Or will it all be spent on basic needs each month? Some additional information: 1) We'll have to rent an apartment, ideally 3+1 or 3+kk, but at least 2+1, I guess. 2) We don't really go out, so no big expenses there. Thank you in advance!

Oh, and we'll need a kindergarten. I'm not sure if state ones are available, so probably a private one.
Cormacus on Jan 21, 2019:
Could anyone please advise what's the minimal convenient salary in Brno for a family of 4 (husband, wife, two small children). For example, will 60K CZK gross be enough? Or will it all be spent on basic needs each month? Some additional information: 1) We'll have to rent an apartment, ideally 3+1 or 3+kk, but at least 2+1, I guess. 2) We don't really go out, so no big expenses there. Thank you in advance!
Anonymous on Oct 26, 2018:
Andrej, it's correct, but the bad ratio salary/lifecost is much worst that you said, especially for foreigners
Andrej on Oct 19, 2018:
This might help you compare your offered salaries with costs and make the decision:

Average salary in Brno is about 30,000 to 35.000 CZK gross per month (about 25,000 CZK after taxes). But there is one big BUT: please remember that majority of local citizens own their flats or houses because of policy in 1990s that gave away large portion of council flats very cheaply to the tenants. These people can live very decently from such a salary as they do not have to pay no rents not even mortgage.

It is more complicated for rest to live from such a wage, almost impossible if you have to support family.

Single room in shared apartment is 6,000 - 9,000 CZK, 1-bedroom flat is 13,000 - 16,000 CZK per month incl. energy, decent 3-bedroom flat is well above 20,000 CZK, might be even 25,000 CZK incl. energy. You will be expected to pay a deposit of at least 1 monthly rent in advance + fee for property agent (also usually one rent).

Other expenses will be rather low, healthcare is very good and free of additional charges (you and your family have to be insured, it is included in your general taxation), dentists are expensive though, public transportation is extremely good, frequent and cheap, food is standard, city is very safe ...

Now you can calculate on what salary you can live comfortably based on rent prices mentioned above, whether you are single, with partner, or with family and what are your preferences.

If you want to buy, you have to count with 60-70,000 CZK per sq. m for small apartments and 55-60,000 CZK per sq. m for large apartments. Decent 3-bedroom flat sells at least at 4,000,000 CZK in suburbs.

General rule of thumb: For those unlucky not to own a property in Brno, ratio wages/rents is quite bad. Best option is to be a couple without children where both of you are fully employed.

Please also note you will face some language problems, but it is manageable with some patience and good will.
Anonymous on Oct 15, 2018:
Hi, can I live with 1100 Euro a month?
Asif Mansuri on Oct 06, 2018:
With 59000 gross czk will be enough for family of 3 with child in school
John on Sep 16, 2018:
if I purchase my own apartment, can I live with $1200 USD a month?
#Bark on Sep 06, 2018:
Hi everyone,
I have recently get a offer of 50000 per month in berno. With a family of four (2 kids+ 2 adults) is that enough to cover living cost
Camila Corsini on Aug 15, 2018:
A gross salary of 55k czk per month is enough for a single person?
Helper on Jul 07, 2018:
Decently yes, but don't count a car, shared flat probably and the less you can imagine, surviving basically...
Yes, usually is 2 months of notice, also for rents, + the current month always, so it can be even 3 at the end.