Cost of Living in Prague

Summary of cost of living in Prague, Czech Republic:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 220.00 Kč 160.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 Kč 850.00-1,800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 Kč 179.00-219.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 Kč 45.00-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.00 Kč 50.00-85.00
Cappuccino (regular) 72.33 Kč 50.00-90.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 37.94 Kč 25.00-60.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 33.98 Kč 20.00-50.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 90.59 Kč 68.14-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 32.69 Kč 20.41-63.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.41 Kč 13.61-36.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 59.27 Kč 30.00-84.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 133.30 Kč 90.72-226.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 94.19 Kč 49.90-113.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 131.21 Kč 81.65-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 17.30 Kč 11.34-22.68
Banana (1 lb) 17.07 Kč 13.15-24.95
Oranges (1 lb) 21.69 Kč 13.61-27.22
Tomato (1 lb) 34.39 Kč 18.14-45.36
Potato (1 lb) 13.43 Kč 9.07-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 13.63 Kč 9.07-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 32.04 Kč 24.90-43.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.38 Kč 10.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 Kč 100.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 23.09 Kč 15.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.49 Kč 25.00-65.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 Kč 145.00-160.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 Kč 30.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 550.00 Kč 304.17-550.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Kč 40.00-60.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 47.48 Kč 32.19-57.94
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 360.00 Kč 300.00-600.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 147.19 Kč 138.47-158.99
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 600,000.00 Kč 560,000.00-650,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 649,468.42 Kč 600,000.00-687,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 7,133.54 Kč 5,000.00-11,317.75
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 646.45 Kč 400.00-1,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 492.87 Kč 350.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,469.10 Kč 900.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 384.29 Kč 250.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Kč 200.00-300.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 16,430.56 Kč 10,000.00-24,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 286,176.47 Kč 120,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,933.78 Kč 1,200.00-2,700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 925.78 Kč 600.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,290.12 Kč 1,500.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,548.15 Kč 1,500.00-3,500.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 24,994.94 Kč 20,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 18,441.86 Kč 15,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 44,543.48 Kč 35,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 31,875.00 Kč 25,000.00-40,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,757.61 Kč 12,077.29-18,580.45
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,982.79 Kč 9,290.23-13,470.83
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 42,202.05 Kč
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.80 5.00-7.00

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Last update: July 2024
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100 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 07, 2024:
Then Melisa stay in your country that is probably UK and you are married to a pakistani
Melisa on Jun 29, 2024:
Wow the racist comments about Muslims, Indians and Black people. Wow!!! Just blown away by the ignorance that a color of your skin or religion make you "dangerous". How ignorant and uneducated you are! I am a white Christian female and just blown away by the comments.
Anonymous on May 23, 2024:
And yes please Indians stay in your continent because I am trying to escape from UK that already has been invaded.
Flavia on May 23, 2024:
I'm looking to move to Czech Republic as is probably one of the few countries with almost none muslims ratio to natives, and therefore a safer country.
Would I be okay to live in Prague with a salary of a nurse there around 40.000CZK?
Matteo on Apr 29, 2024:
New in town. Just wanted to know if I could live with 15.000kc without rent in Prague. Not thinking in any luxury, just gym, grocery, some dining outside/beer, etc.
Thank you
andres on Apr 20, 2024:
Andres: €1000 is ok, if you rent a flat share or student housing. And use public transportation.
andres on Mar 11, 2024:
Hello, I'm thinking about undergoing my master's degree in Prague. I'll have 1000€ per month, and I want to know if this is enough to live with. And how feasable it is to get a part-time job as a foreigner who doesn't know czech.
Anon on Mar 03, 2024:
Occasionally I visit this page to check prices (in EUR). A few months ago, a square meter in the center was almost 10k, now it's 6.8k. Exchange rate hasn't changed so much, any idea why is that? Any noticable drop in real estate prices?
Anon-ee-moose on Feb 14, 2024:
Since the last time I left a comment here, many years ago, it became much-much worse. The increase in prices, rents, taxes vs. increase in salaries is hugely overpowering the latter, so I see more and more people living this overcrowded, overblown, but beautiful city.
Such a pity, an example of how greed can just overtake everything
Buland Khan on Feb 07, 2024:
Most questions here about living in Prague seem to be coming from indians. My advice to them would be to stay in india, because the Czechs do NOT at all like people defecating on streets. Therefore, you indians would not be welcome.
Eric on Feb 05, 2024:
Prague is beautiful, but the Czech system sucks. Ridiculous.
Sana on Dec 21, 2023:
5000 Eur gross should easily cover a family of 3 with an average lifestyle (non-private childcare/education, not ordering food daily, ...).
Mr.lion on Nov 29, 2023:
Hi guys,

Nobody is here to answer Fronodo question? I'm also looking for an answer.
Ashwin Kugan Sivasubramanian on Nov 22, 2023:
Can I have a decent/good lifestyle with my working spouse with 30,000 CZK left every month after all our planned expenses and basic living costs (rent, groceries, utilities)?
Fronodo on Oct 17, 2023:
Hi All

Is 5000 EUR Gross Salary is enogh to live in Praque as a family ( 1 child) ?
MK on Oct 01, 2023:
29k net should be fine - if you rent a room, not a studio. At the moment, you would have to pay around 20k utilities included for a studio, not much left for food and the rest of expenses.
Bobby on Sep 28, 2023:
Hello guys ! I have offer for 36000 gross. So this will be around 29 000 net. Is that enough for a normal live in Prague for everything?

AmericanAvatar on Sep 28, 2023:
Is 175,000czk net salary good for buying a flat in Prague?
Eric on Sep 24, 2023:
It's actually less expensive to live in Dresden now, than in Prague.
MK on Sep 14, 2023:
Reed - Salary guide 2023 - Czech Republic:
Prague / CZK per month

Role: Lower Average Upper
Logistics Manager 100,000 130,000 160,000
Supply Chain Manager 100,000 120,000 140,000

Didn't find exactly for the position as Head of Logistics Department.
fronodo on Sep 14, 2023:
Hi All,

I need your valuable idea to move from Istanbul to Prag. I find a job as manager and they offered monthly 150K Gross , net 115K CZK (4700 EUR). I have a child who is juts 18 months old.I would like to know if this wage is enough to live in Prague with my wife and 1 child. Considering that my daughter will go to kindergarten and will have expenses, how much do you think it would be enough to earn a monthly income together with other expenses such as house rent etc.? Also, since I will be working in a position such as "head of department / logistics", if you have any information about how much the monthly salary of such a position should be in CZ, I would appreciate if you share it.
Anonymous on Jul 26, 2023:
To Jacob,

just to add, Qatar is one of the safest countries in the world and its full of muslims, so your comment doesn't make any sense
Anonymous on Jul 26, 2023:
To Jacob,

You should consider having some muslim friends before talking no sense about muslims amd africans, every country has good people and bad people don't generalize
Eric on Jun 25, 2023:
Shireen: Depends on your accommodation type?

15000czk should be good for 4 days stay if you use public transportation.
Shireen on Jun 22, 2023:
I am planning a trip to Prag, we are to persons, staying there four days, how much do we need, in cz. Kroner ?
Jacob on Jun 11, 2023:
Prague is super expensive. Property prices are equivalent of cities like London, Munich or Paris. Rents are cheaper but to live a comfortable life you will need at least 70k net per month. If you have a family with one child you will need at least 120k net a month. You can forget about buying your own flat. For that you would need to earn at least 250-350k per month. Salaries are very poor but its quite a safe place to live to compare to other cities. One of the reasons its safe is because czechs hate muslims, blacks and other dangerous nationalities which cause high crime rates. They won't let them in and accept them. Of course some muslims and black people are very well mannered and educated but its very few and certainly not those that come from Africa.
Eric on May 05, 2023:
Jose: 100,000czk gross salary for a family of 4. If you use public transport, you can manage with 80,000czk.
José Moreno on May 05, 2023:

What will be the salary needed in Prague for a family of 2 adults and 2 little children?

Yigit on May 05, 2023:
As an international students who lives in Prague, I am suffering by inflation and Literally it is hard to find job in prague currently if you don't know czech is much more harder that normal one. I was staying in a dormitory, saw they changed the price two times in one month(6900-8600-9500). Thankfully I managed to find a job in brno
Zeev on May 04, 2023:
Hello everyone,

I am considering moving to the Czech Republic, keeping my current job and a gross salary that would equal 83,240 CZK / month. I want to bring my gf with me who doesn't work (at least not in the beginning). How well would we do with a more conservative and not lavish lifestyle? We do want 2 to 3 bedrooms but nothing super fancy and go for more pragmatism than anything else.
Denis on Mar 28, 2023:
Hi Pablo, 77k is definitely more than enough. I'm earning 45k gross which brings it to around 37k net and I have a 1+1 apartment about 5 mins from the center with the metro. I'm also able to put some money aside for savings. 60k net will bring you a pretty comfortable lifestyle.
Pablo on Mar 24, 2023:
Hi, i have been offered 77k czk per month, which means about 60kczk net, is it ok for one person for comfortable+ living?
Anonymous on Mar 18, 2023:
Ana-Maria: No, it is not enough. You need minimum 2000 Euro to live in Prague.
Ana-Maria on Mar 17, 2023:

I've been offered 1.500 euro net salary. No accommodation included, I'll have to pay for rent, utilies, etc.
Do you think it is enough for one person?
American Joe on Mar 15, 2023:
I would say this site is accurate, but prices are about five years old. Inflation has REALLY taken a toll in Czech, especially rents, utilities, domestic services and the like. Even meals are more expensive. I'm semi-retired and self-employed with an American salary and I still wouldn't move there today.

Czech salaries are THE WORST, lowest by far of any European country that one would want to live in. Praha is still a beautiful place, but I'm content to visit every couple of years and take in the anti-visitor vibes from afar. Those who spoke about Czechs' inhospitable welcome to foreigners (especially North Americans) know in which they speak. Czechs are very zenophobic and the bureaucracy is mind-numbing. Count in weeks (but probably months, if not years) to get any little thing resolved. If it involves the government, forget it.

I nearly married a Czech woman, but so glad I didn't. I'm now spending less than a fourth of my income in the States on housing, travel any time I wish, have an American partner (fit, beautiful, red head, golfer) who is delightful. Passing on Czech was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Take it from a guy who thought about being an ex-pat in Czech: it may sound romantic, but it's really just a huge PITA. Better to stay in North America and visit from time to time. And get out while you can.
Anonymous on Feb 27, 2023:
is 3000 dollars net salary good for a java developer to live in prague? I do not have children, I am thinking of coming with my wife. This offer seems a little low to me. How much will my monthly cost be?
Answer to Teodor on Feb 24, 2023:
1000 euro is more then enough for single person, if you don't have to pay for rent.
Teodor on Feb 20, 2023:
I have been offered a job for 1000euro a month with accomodation inclouded. Just that the rest i have to pay. Do you think it is enough for one sigle person.
Dmitrii on Feb 11, 2023:
Never go here, worst city and experience ever, especially comparing to Germany. Salaries are ridiculously low especially in IT.
Xenophobia, unpleasant attitude especially in government offices, frauds (because as immigrant you don’t have many rights to protect yourself against citizens, which they use every day): You will give all of your money to the Czech, and when there will be nothing to take from you they will throw you out.
Martin on Jan 30, 2023:
Czech prices are growing, but there's no real increase in salaries. Many people see an effective YOY decrease in salaries and combined with the general xenophobia, unwelcoming and unpleasant behaviour of many Czechs (+ that many of them have a severe need for basic hygiene lessons) there's not really any point in staying longer for immigrants.
Ota on Jan 28, 2023:
I am disappointed to see that it is expensive even in Prague.

I was hoping to escape Canada where it is impossible to have a family and go back home to Czech but it is depressing to read comments here that say software engineers will just barely survive on average software salary.
Dmitri on Jan 28, 2023:
It looks like the prices are coming down a bit now in 2023. Salaries went up too from january.

It's still a vibrant, welcoming city with great people all around.
George on Dec 17, 2022:
Prague is WAY too expensive these day, especially since the last migration wave from Ukraine and other countries affected by war came.

The cost of rent is higher than stats here, food also, its not correctly adjusted to current costs.

1 person cannot have a decent life of less than 45-50 000 CZK net , and for a family with 1-2 kids, you need to be earning well above 100 000 to live well here. Which isn’t the reality for many. Property has doubled in price in the last 5-6 years, rents have not doubled but its catching up, whilst salaries moved maybe 30-35% in the same period. With this last wave of increases in price of everything, it means the quality of life for most folks took a nosedive and will continue to do so for sometime, as the city has no solution to the housing shortage that is the main pain point in this city, by far.
Anonymous on Dec 14, 2022:
ChrisR: I am an American that lived in Prague for 10 years. You will enjoy the experience. Yes, you will always be considered an outsider, but as long as you have something to offer, things will be ok for you there. Prague is soft on top, but hard and corrupt under the surface. Try to see other areas of CR also, such as Karlovy Vary.
ChrisR on Dec 06, 2022:
I am an American, working for the US Government, and decided to spend my Christmas and New Years in Prague. I am volunteering at a Children's hospital on Christmas and bringing gifts. I am very excited about my trip, but I am disappointed to read comments here that I, an English speaking westerner, may not be welcomed. That is troubling. I want to simply enjoy a quiet Christmas, shop the markets, see the historic architecture, take in some Christmas concerts, and contribute to the local economy. Is that really so bad?
Anonymous on Dec 04, 2022:
Yes, you can live comfortable on 83,000czk net in Prague, especially if you don't buy a car and use public transportation instead.
D. Ivanovic on Dec 02, 2022:
Is 83000 CZK net monthly salary a good one for a Java Developer based in Prague? Can one single person live comfortably with this amount and also be able to save something after all cost (rent, bills, food, small car etc.)?
Eric on Oct 09, 2022:
I pounded out lots of nice, young, tight Czech girls for many years in Prague. Great memories.
Anonymous on Sep 28, 2022:
Prague is a sort or LaLaLand these days, living in some (nightmareish) dreamworld.
Costs vs earning just don’t compute, and the locals are still rushing in a frenzy to buy up property.

The only way for a reset to happen is the hard way, when some people will start failing on payments.

Czechia adopted full-on the worst version of bottomless capitalism and it has pretty much destroyed what used to be a nice, wholesome country.
Josh on Sep 01, 2022:
15,740.37 Kč for an apartment in city centre and an average salary of 38,149.41 Kč?

This city became too expensive. Probably the worst rent/salary ratio in Europe.
Ahmed on Aug 26, 2022:
Hello, I wonder what the average salary for a software developer in an embedded system in Prague is. with 5 years of experience. I have a wife and a 2-year-old child. What is the proper gross salary with decent savings?
1. What is the cost of groceries?
2. Cost of rent?
3. Cost of education for my 2-year-old kid?
4. decent savings amount ?
for Eric on Aug 25, 2022:
Arrogant people like Eric are not welcome. I hope you left
Viktor on Aug 25, 2022:
I agreement. Immigrants are like cancer for Prague, Ukrainians, Russians, Africans, muslims + British tourists are not so welcome. Keep the town safe, not like Berlin, Paris or London - dangerous bcs of migration
R on Aug 24, 2022:
As a Czech i hate english speaking expats and tourists, they act like arrogant uncivlized idiots
Eric on Aug 10, 2022:
This country believes is has "universal jurisdiction" over people of other countries, and under the disguise of being a social democracy (is there really any such thing?) has a soft corrupt underbelly that makes it difficult for outsiders to stay for long.
Anonymous on Jul 30, 2022:
Eastern European countries such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Russia and Slovenia are painfully expensive for many people. It is not your Slavic cheap heaven like Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and

If you are a standard Germanic guy German, Canadian (Quebecians are Latin/Romanic, but nevermind) and American, then Czech Republic is normal journey for you. There are many Eastern Europeans working in USA, Canada and Germany.
traveller on Jul 26, 2022:
Have come to Prague for a visit from UAE. Looks like very expensive place in terms of property prices. 3 room 100m flat will cost $400K more to the suburbs and $700K-$1M closer to center. This does not correlate well with average salaries here. Even being high paid, you will feel poor compared to those who owned or managed to buy ten years ago.
expat on Jul 15, 2022:
To PragueJobSeeker, you should be prepared to pay around 17-20k CZK for 50m apt., utilities included. There was a good period when Covid struck with prices going down a bit and you could find sth nice below 15k (utilities inc.) but now it is long gone and I don't see you could find a 50m place for below 15k anymore.
Daniela on Jul 14, 2022:
If you search for cheap cities - go to Berlin, many german cities are generally much more cheaper than Prague
R on Jul 14, 2022:
Generally Czechs really dont like foreigners - Brits and Americans, and they really hate muslims and black...
R on Jul 14, 2022:
Finally Prague is not cheap for tourists and expats! The town is full of Ukrainians so finding house/flat is dificult more and more.
Jimmy on Jul 06, 2022:
I agree with some comments below,I travel frequently around Europe for work and I can confirm that Prague is now as expensive as any other major cities in Europe and in some cases even more for certain things. It is still a charming and beautiful place to live and it still offers a lot of benefits in terms of safety, cleaness and overall quality of life but if you think you can come and have an amazing life with 30/40K per month you will have to reconsider. Obviously each circumstance is different and if you are young and looking for a first job abroad, it would still makes sense to give it a try and compromise on those type of money but for people with good work experience, this place should not be on top of your list - many better options around Europe.
AmericanAvatar on Jun 25, 2022:
Times have changed. The best days of Prague have come and gone.
Mark on Jun 17, 2022:
Some of the comments below make me lough like 80K gross salary is fine for a family of 3.
Prague is not a cheap place and it is in many aspects more expensive than any average German city including Berlin,(supermarket food and groceries, real estate, going to restaurants etc) and the cost of living is very comparable with top cities like Wien, Frankfurt etc.
Coming to the point of 80K gross for a family of 3 which means 63/4K net per month, in my opinion you will be in survival mode at the best as you will have the following expenses every month:
>renting a low end 3KK will cost you at least 20/25K czk per month + 5/6K in bills and probably more with new electricity prices etc. If you want to consider a more realistic price for a decent 3KK, I would estimate 30K czk going up. People saying that are paying way less than that, it is because they are on old renting contract but now these old prices do not exist anymore.
> Food and groceries for 3 people will costs you at least 12K per month on a very basic diet. If you eat a vegetables rich diet and fish be prepared to increase your budget by 50%/100%.
> Public transport costs are cheap. I do not remember but it should cost 500/600 Czk per person.
> After just all basic expenses you will be left with probably not more than 20/22K per month which in my view is not enough for building some financial savings, unexpected expenses, going out once a week with a family and have some good time, save money for holiday etc.
To summarize, with that salary you will have a very simple life.
PragueJobSeeker on May 31, 2022:
I would like to know how much is the school fees, Current 50 sqm apartment in May 2022 prices ?
Anonymous on May 23, 2022:
Hello there. If you are finally looking at this page which is pretty precise the please analyze it also. I am reading questions about 80.000 CZK, if this is ok for a company of 2 or family of 3. Please be aware that a top management salary starts at 100.000 CZK, a board member is sometimes around 150.000 CZK. What i want to say is that 80.000 is a very comfortable salary.

Prague is a fantastic city to live - i am comparing 27 years living in Germany. There's 0% (!) unemployment rate in Prague, the public transportation is working and in Prague the most people are speaking better English than e.g. in Stuttgart/Germany.

Prague is full of culture, activities, definitely anything else then boring. It's a small country but hat's the plus: in 1 - 1,5 hours from Prague you are in some mountains, there's relatively plenty of water, lot of green. There's a reason why some areas are compared with Italy's Tuscany.

Ok, you might get 40% more salary in Germany or Austria but potentially 60% higher cost of living. Just compare the figures.
AmericanAvatar on May 10, 2022:
Saugat: 100,000czk gross monthly salary for family of 4 to live nicely. 80,000czk if you use public transport and live simple.
Saugat on May 07, 2022:
What is a good amount to live comfortably in Prague? We are a family of 4 - 1 is infant and we also have a kid of 8 yrs. How much money wohld enough for a decent living with a decent saving?
Dan on May 04, 2022:
60000 Kc for two is not what I would call a comfortable lifestyle, more surviving than living.
Unless you choose a really small place, around 25k will go on rent + expenses alone which is 42% of your income. If your partner plans to get a job too…different story
Anonymous on Apr 17, 2022:
Too expensive, you don't get what you pay for, people have a strong aversion to forgeiners with the exception of Ukraine which is purely political right now, worst of all there's nothing to do you'll find yourself bored out of your skull real quick
Anonymous on Feb 02, 2022:
I got a job in Prague and they are offering me net 60000 CZK per month. We are family of two and would like to understand if this amount would be sufficient to spend a healthy life style and save a little bit?
Sanan Y on Jan 14, 2022:
If you come alone, renting will take at least 10000-12000 czk. Food could be around 5000 czk in a month. You will end up having 8000-9000 free money for other things. For my opinion it is not worth for moving for Prague for that money.
Ana on Jan 14, 2022:
Hello, I got a job offer (entry level recruiter position) in Prague few days ago and they are offering 26,032 czk after taxes (in this includes the meal allowance and the relocation allowance which i can get for the first 3 months). After the first 3 months I can start earning commission, but it's uncertain how much or when i'll be able to count on the commission. My question is would this be manageable with the rent and the living cost? As I understood now the utilities cost went up almost double cause of covid. Should I move there or I'll be struggling ?
Anonymous on Jan 08, 2022:
Austria though has the same low amount of rainy days, but a bit warmer and sunnier. And also has low crime rates. Purchasing power is noticeably higher in Austria, but the economy is stagnating and has higher unemployment, comparing to growing Czechia. And many facilities are closed early in Austria
Anonymous on Dec 30, 2021:
I forgot two other advantages:
1. Economic growth is one of the highest in EU, on par with Poland
2. Unemployment rate is very low
Anonymous on Dec 30, 2021:
I can't understand why Ukrainian workers is a disadvantage. And there are another pros:
1. One of the lowest crime rates in Europe (For example Germany is overally safe, but assault rate is way higher)
2. Climate is better, than in UK, Germany, Netherlands or Belgium because of noticeably less rainy days. And of course way better than in any country of Northern Europe
Antonio on Dec 27, 2021:
I have been living in Prague for 3 years. These are my conclusions :
Pros :
1. Prague is beautiful
2. Not so expensive place compared to neighbourhood countries
3. A lot of things to do in the city (concerts, bars, clubs, museums and etc.)
4. The city is close to other interesting cities (Berlin, Vienna, Krakow) and quite cheap to get there.
5. Quite big expat groups
6. Public transport works almost perfect

1. Prague is getting more and more expensive city
2. Local people are cold and not friendly to immigrants. It makes difficult to adapt here.
3. Most people dont speak English. So probably they will not understand English in you local shop.
4. A lot of Ukrainians workers
5. Salaries are not as high as in neighbourhood countries as Germany and Austria
6. Quality of food is not great. Not so many fish products
7. Apartments are getting more and mor expensive. Mortgage is difficult to pay with Prague salary.
8. Long queues to wait for a doctor.

For 2 people you will need around 70000 CZK for good living for 2022 year.
Anonymous on Dec 06, 2021:
Living in Prague isn't cheap I made good money but in Prague taxes are very high on everything. When a person rents apartment a luxury tax is imposed upon the renter.The amount of monthly tax depends upon which part of the city one lives.VAT starts at 16% and goes upwards from that depending upon how much things cost. Prague taxes anything and everything simply because CZ is a small country plus government is very corrupt. So before you take a job offer anywhere in CZ read the fine print on the employment contract. No employer will pay VAT taxes on rental apartments or rental houses and the taxes alone will eat into anything extra one makes remember that.
UKG on Sep 21, 2021:
Hello everyone, I am currently in contact with a company in Prague for a job offer in Project management for cyber security . I kinda am lost as to how much to ask. I have about 9 years of experience as a PM, as well as PMP. And total of 17 years. If anyone have a median range I would appreciate it.
Dante on Sep 18, 2021:
Hello, I got a job offer of 60k CZK per month gross. Is that enough for Prague? I'm a single guy and I don't need a car, I can cook and I don't smoke but I drink a lot of alchool
Da on Aug 27, 2021:
47000 for a NOC engineer is rather on the low end. If you are at the beginning of your career, that would be acceptable but if you have +5yrs experience, ask for more! At least 55-60 (net)
Aon Duine on Aug 06, 2021:
Hello, I have an offer for an IT position (NOC) with a salary of around 47000 net + 10% for the night shifts ( 7 per month).
We are a family of 2, and we have found a house with all included (heating, electricity, internet, etc) at 20000czk.
Is the rest of the salary enough for the supermarket, some savings for a vacation, and shopping for usual things when needed?
We also hope that my spouse will find a job in 2-3 months.
Anonymous on Jul 01, 2021:
If you live alone, it could be enough,but try to get at least 1800 eur. If it is it related job you can get even more like 2000 eur. You can find place wi 15k czk suitable for 1-2 persons
Anonymous123 on Jul 01, 2021:
Hello.. I am currently negotiating a salary with an It company.
I was thinking of a salary 1600 euro after taxes Can I find a place in Prague for 15000czk? I was thinking of tje following expenses in euros:700 apartment, 300 food, 100 a pair of shoes or similar and I would be left with 500 euro to spend or save.
Does this sound reasonable?
Anonymous on Jun 28, 2021:
Hi it possible to search job with more than 60k for It manager and how much does it cost for 1bed
Ginny MRIZEK on Jun 12, 2021:
How handicapped accessible is Prague? I use a power wheechair.
Mark on Jun 06, 2021:
@Ash, it could be not enough for you family. Rent will for you family would be around 20-22k. Food around 10k for month. And additionally your kids will need some school and kindergarden spending. So it could tough for you. 60k salary would be better and he can find job with that salary in Prague.
Ash on Jun 03, 2021:
Hi my husband got job in prague,he is an it manager ,they offer 45000 net salary (after tax)..we want to move prague for the time being.we have 2 kids ..elder is school going it ok with this salery.
Anonymous on Apr 11, 2021:
Minimum of 50000czk net salary for a family of 3, and this is only if you use public transportation and rent a flat in cheaper areas such as Praha 8 - Bohnice.
Anonymous on Apr 07, 2021:
Hello everyone,

What is the average cost of living for two adults and a child including rent in Euros?
I will be renting on the edges of Prague as the work isnt in the City center?
Whats the average net salary that if you have will be covering all your needs?

Thanks in advance
Camel on Mar 29, 2021:
The city is international for working and living is best spot to stay...LOL
Anonymous on Mar 26, 2021:
You would need minimum 100k to take care of your needs.
Chris on Feb 25, 2021:
Would 65k (net) be enough for a family of 3? The school would be covered. Not looking to live a luxurious life but wondering if we would be comfortable and not struggling?
Anonymous on Jan 23, 2021:
Ahhh great news CZ has totally been locked down infection and death rates up 78%.As a real-estate investor that's good news buying cheaply without living there.
Camel on Jan 17, 2021:
Prague is amazing place to live and to work...LOL
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2021:
Why move to Prague at all? It's just a rotten overpriced pigpen.
Jacob on Jan 03, 2021:
If you work in IT you will find a decent job to cover your monthly expenses but it wont earn you enough to buy a flat or house. House prices are same as Berlin in Germany. I wouldnt recomend to move here if you want to work in tourism or any other industry. Prague has the most expensive real estate in Europe based on average salary if you want to buy a property....
Anonymous on Dec 09, 2020:
Czech citizens need to speak English to accommodate us Brits.
Pasupathi on Dec 02, 2020:
Prague is a lovely place to visit! Every place has its ups & downs. As regards comments on language, everyone must realize citizens of any country would always love talking in their language! It's for foreigners to learn a few words of courtesy & practice which will make the host happy! Prague still remains affordable compared to some neighbouring countries. Of course who doesn't want zero inflation?! Be happy folks & best wishes!
Mark on Sep 26, 2020:
I live in Prague for 1.5 year and just want to share my opinion.
I work in IT and earn 60k czk net salary and live alone, so one person it looks very good. I do not spend much money on restaraunts and cafes, so I can save from here. I pay around 16k czk for a studio with all utilities included.

The very big disadvantage of Prague and Czechia overall is local language. Without it, it will be really tough to live or going outside. Even buying smth. from shops can be problematic, cause shop workers will not understand you and more importantly they will start to treat you as a sh*t. Even Immigration Officers will not speak with you in English, where it is logical that, only foreigners will come to Immigration :(

I have been in post stores, shops, shopping malls, gym, cafes and most of them do not speak English, so it becomes very stressful to communicate with locals. As a advice, I suggest you, for the first period to choose apartment near some hotels. Cause hotels have their own barbershops, gyms, massage salons and etc. and most of personal speak English, so it can help you.

If you know Russian language, so it would also help you, cause here very large number of expats from Russian speaking countries like Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, so you will probably meet them on daily basis.

Overall, if it is your first move to abroad, it can be useful to move here, cause you can travel Europe cheap and fast and see other places. But personally I do not consider Czechia as permanent living place.

Good luck :)