Cost of Living in Prague

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 43.19
Rent Index: 19.33
Groceries Index: 36.95
Restaurants Index: 31.87
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 31.74
Local Purchasing Power: 75.24
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 130.00 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) 125.00 Kč 119.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 Kč 30.00-40.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 40.00 Kč 30.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 44.92 Kč 35.00-55.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 28.43 Kč 20.00-36.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 21.20 Kč 12.00-30.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 67.59 Kč 53.00-83.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 19.87 Kč 13.61-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.61 Kč 9.07-20.41
Eggs (12) 36.52 Kč 30.00-45.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 86.32 Kč 58.51-113.40
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 65.60 Kč 49.90-81.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 101.87 Kč 68.04-136.08
Apples (1 lb) 13.19 Kč 9.07-15.88
Banana (1 lb) 14.50 Kč 11.79-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 15.75 Kč 12.70-22.68
Tomato (1 lb) 18.12 Kč 13.61-27.22
Potato (1 lb) 8.13 Kč 5.44-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 7.42 Kč 5.44-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 22.56 Kč 17.00-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.81 Kč 10.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 Kč 100.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 16.23 Kč 12.00-25.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 29.36 Kč 20.00-40.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 98.00 Kč 90.00-100.00
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 32.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 Kč 32.19-45.06
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 360.00 Kč 300.00-360.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 112.88 Kč 105.99-121.13
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000.00 Kč 359,000.00-500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 440,433.33 Kč 400,000.00-500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,049.61 Kč 2,720.00-5,600.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.14 Kč 2.00-5.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 415.07 Kč 300.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 819.12 Kč 500.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 276.60 Kč 200.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 175.00 Kč 150.00-190.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,500.00 Kč 2,000.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 150,000.00 Kč 150,000.00-150,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,740.45 Kč 1,000.00-2,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 793.74 Kč 500.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,869.04 Kč 1,500.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,177.89 Kč 1,500.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,810.62 Kč 10,216.36-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,803.26 Kč 8,000.00-13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,170.73 Kč 19,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,305.56 Kč 14,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,474.41 Kč 6,038.65-11,148.27
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,070.32 Kč 3,716.09-6,503.16
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 24,760.82 Kč
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.99 1.79-3.00

Prices in Prague, Czech Republic

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Last update: February, 2017
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Cost of living in Prague is 56.81% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 513.00$ (13,102.44Kč) and for four person family at 1,734.63$ (44,304.09Kč) (without rent).
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100 Comments so far

#Cemony on Feb 22, 2017 :

Is it ok to live for 35300 net salary in Prague, its me and my wife, thank you
#Daisy on Feb 19, 2017 :
Best part of Praha are its people, its food and its pivo (beer), the finest beer in the world! Get a SMALL apartment and spend most of your time OUTSIDE walking around, talking to people, getting a used car and going places in The Czech Republic. Also, get a motor scooter or small motorcycle. DO THINGS. Low priced health care better than any other country - except Cuba. Forget the US "health care." A terrific country in which to retire. Look for smaller, better apartments along the Number 3 Tram across the Karlov Most (Charles Bridge). About 1 mile along the tram's route the apartments are terrific! Learn their language! Americans who are worried about getting a modern, large apartment should stay home. Europeans live a much different - and FAR BETTER - life than
Americans do. People of Praha are the best in the world. They've been though a lot since '65 and have suffered and survived more than most in Europe. They love their country, and if you respect their country, they will love you, too. The Square in Praha is much different today than when I lived there in '65 to '68. Don't worry about the small stuff. Enjoy life and the freedoms that THEY have which Americans no longer have.
I'm now retired and will return to Prague to live a great life.
#nfl on Feb 09, 2017 :
Hi! I got a job proposal from Prague. They asked me about salary. For a 3 person family, how much I need to live in Prague (outsider of centre) and considering health cares, kid education? 35000 czk net it will be enough?

Thank you in advance.
#Sam on Feb 01, 2017 :
@Joseph :

Why do you say that the healthcare in Czech Republic(or just in Prague?) is one of the best in the world? Only because it's universal healthcare like the NHS in Britain? I would appreciate it if you could elaborate please.
#gm on Jan 28, 2017 :
Hi! I received a job proposal from Prague, earning 21350 czk NET.

Is it enough to have a quiet life in Prague?

I am single and i just wanted to find a room in a Shared flat, so i will not spend too much in Housing.

I hope you can help me.
#Rita CA on Jan 17, 2017 :
I'm going for two job interviews this week, can anybody tell me what's the average salary for a pastry cook at a high quality restaurant? I mean in the most expensive restaurants in Prague. I have an idea of how much I would spend already because I've lived in Prague as a student
#Anonymous on Jan 10, 2017 :
Lol, if people aren't able to live with 50k net in Prague with a family of two children than there is something wrong with the way they spend their money
#Kate on Dec 26, 2016 :
I am thinking on moving to Prague. I am alone and I made two intervies with a company there , propably they will get me. From what I can see the rents for an apartmenta are too high. Can you tell me which areas are normall and which are expensive for renting an apartment? The company's adress is in the area 'prague 5'.
Also, in the interview , they asked me the amount of money , the salary , i would like to have. I did not answer the question but they insist. I have a degree in marketing and a master in business administration. Can you help me by telling me an idea about the amount of money i will ask with my qualifications?

Thank you in advance.
#Joseph on Dec 09, 2016 :
Hi all,

let me to add comment. I have Czech nationality and lived in Prague for 10 last year. Price of living in Prague are now very high for us here and continues to grow. Prices for apartments increases in high demand due to low mortgage and lack of opportunities for other investments. But believe that the family in Prague, rarely receiving more than 60000 CZK per month. I think that the minimum expenses for the family with children are about 40000 CZK per month. Others depend on your lifestyle. For us here it is inconceivable that the wife stayed at home with the children, it is economically unfeasible for 90% of families. The ratio of housing prices to income is much better outside Prague.

In relation to foreigners the populism of local or Vysegrad politicians have raised a number of hostile sentiments but only momentarily. Czechs do not really have any real negative experience with immigrants and are not radical nature. It is true that the longer there are negative attitudes towards Gypsies, but it is necessary to know the historical context and the Government's efforts to concentrate them in specific locations.

In universities there are certainly international environment, Prague is definitely a tourist town full of restaurants, galleries, theaters and the like. Healthcare is one of the best in the world. Prague's share of income from the state budget is 30% of all the cities in the Czech Republic.

In the long term here is generally little negative attitude among Prague residents and other Czechs.
#Anonymous on Dec 05, 2016 :
Hi Jell,

no that is not possible, sorry to say that. I have 50k net(nearly tripple of average salary here), 2 kids and hell we are struggling. Rent + car leasing + necessities + kids needs and we are in minus more or less every single month. Czech republic is not a place to make money. In Germany, I'd have double to tripple salary when compared to here. Then one man can provide for big family. Actualy thinking of moving abroad for these reasons.
#Jell on Sep 30, 2016 :
Hello everybody!

I hope someone will give me the information, it's really needed in this moment.
My husband has offer for a job - salary of 60.167 kč (gross)/month, which is 43.513 kč (net value - after calculating). Is it possible to live normally with this money in Prague for two of us and expecting baby?

Thanks in advance!!!
#Robot55 on Sep 29, 2016 :
Hi all,
was offered 50,000 CZK (gross) monthly salary in Prague (Tech industry) - We are a family of 4.
Will I be able to support all of us on this salary? We are aiming for decent standard of living, comfortable, but not fancy.
Is this doable?

Also, I am a no-citizen. Will my approved work status enable my wife to work too?

Appreciate your answers,
great site,
take care,

#Anonymous on Sep 23, 2016 :
Is 2500$ a month enough for a family of 3 to live on?
#Observation by somebody from abroad on Aug 14, 2016 :
I was hoping to put an update to my previous comments with big concerns to report that the mood of atmosphere for foreigners in Praha and this nation in general is gladly improving for good but I'm very afraid and it's so distressing that I've definitely noticed recently that it's unfortunately getting far more worse, for especially those expat people with dark afrcan complexion or near middle eastrn backgrounds.
In the past, I’ve always talked to Czech people how the negative dislike mood towards Roma or gypsie people could very well expand to other groups of foreigners in a matter of time but they always had brushed me off saying that’s not happening at a large scale. Granted, back then while foreigners especially two groups of people I mention above may not had the most favorable treatment but it also wasn't so negative either, would agree it was more of a so-so at least.
However, the first significant direction towards such negative atmosphere I sensed was when there were Ebola crisis back in 2014 where local people started talking about it as if how the dark foreigners from the continent were all carrying the epidemic disease, therefore should be cautious around them. I was deeply concerned with talks like that and of course I was extremely shocked when one dark exchange student was completely mistreated for suspicion that they covered the whole student in a garbage bag in transit to the hospital a couple of years ago. I know a human wrapped in a garbage bag, I'm lost for words what to say even to this day.
I really thought and hoped it was to do with the disease crisis and that's it but I'm so afraid to dare to say that it might have well been only the very beginning of it. I do not fully understand what latest global events or phenomena in Europe have triggered the local people in this nation, whether a turning point was due to the horrific events in the French capital, never ending boat arrivals on the shores of Sicily, such dramatic Merkel welcoming of so many migrants to her nation, new year horrendous incidents in Cologne as well as many other cities in northern and western Europe or a number of recent barbaric incidents across much of Bavaria.
It might have been the combination of all those incidents but the Czechs almost every person I speak to, they talk like the people going to parts of northern and western Europe are all illegal trespassing law breakers, once again lost for words all the time. They talk about the huge fear of these groups of people arriving from afrca and the middle east but of all the years I’ve been in Czech Rep to this day, I’ve only managed to meet political refuge dissenters from Belarus and Ukraine in countable numbers with my own hand. Due to the nature of my work, I get to travel a lot around this nation meeting lots of people so it’s not like I’m missing out on the population. So no one gets to this nation but the local people are endlessly speaking about some sort of like a flood ‘gate’ opening, which is utterly unbelievable.
I never thought the mood of tension and general dislike towards certain groups of people can happen this quickly and this strongly on a nationwide level. There are virtually no people with afrcan or middle eastrn background in this nation, only very very small negligible and even those very few who are in this nation are almost 99% middle class students who stay as short-term exchange or studies for a couple of years so I find the reasons for this whole such panic negative national mood now and highly unfortunate continuous build-up of atmosphere to be downright absurd. Of the so few afrcan american expats among US citizens in this nation, I know a couple of them and it’s so disheartening that both of them, already one from Texas went home two months ago and other from Florida is planning to return home next month, largely due to the fact that they got fed up with constant mistreatments so bad thus they have completely given up on the possible positive improvements in the near foreseeable future.
It seems almost as though there’s some kind of mistreatment witch-hunt going on in this nation, the problem is, there are no ‘witch’ to be found that they’re looking for because all of the arrival of migrants are all in the other far places in the northern and the western Europe. All the energy that used to be spent on gypsies have basically found the new targets and are redirected towards the so-called the new threats, and that is unbelievably worrying from anybody’s point of view. And to make matters only worse, if there’s Hungarian pm Orban, there’s equally concerning Czech president Zeman and potentially soon to be Czech pm Babis who’s often compared to Trump of Europe. So politics are not in any help, in fact it only fuels and accelerates the problems for the worst possible outcomes.
The neighboring Germany recently a year or two ago even stopped charging tuition fees as far as I know, so I’m just puzzled how the Czechs are going to persuade people to study in this nation given the ever-increasingly toxic and highly intensified mood of environment for foreigners. Based on the current atmosphere in the Czech Rep due to the events happening in other parts of Europe and around the globe, I’m enormously sad that it may take at least 5 years to even well over 10 years to let this such negative mood of atmosphere to cool down a little and hopefully normalize as a result.
However in the meantime, I believe no people with dark afrcan complexion or middle to near middle eastrn background in their proper mind should even think about studying or be as an expat in this nation because these people simply do not deserved to be mistreated so badly, constantly looked with suspicions, met with skepticisms and overall make them totally uncomfortable with their stays. It’s definitely not the right choice for these groups of people and there’s absolutely no reason to go through such hardships far away from home, friends and family as there are plenty of much better places elsewhere and as we know the life doesn’t go on forever to spoil it with such misery which surely can be avoided with the right decisions. My apologies for the lengthy criticisms but I still cannot believe what is happening now with so many ordinary Czechs across all generations including the young and how much more awful it will become for some groups of people, only that the circumstances are getting unfortunately worse by day in this nation.
#MrNariz on Jul 13, 2016 :
I've been offered a 75k gross job in Prague.
I'm a single person, would like to live in a nice area with pubs/restaurants (would this be prague 2?) around 15k rent/month? is this real?
Anyhow, i believe net will be around 53k, is this good for a nice living, and saving money?
#Alejandro on Jul 01, 2016 :
Hello all,

A person close to me is applying for a job offer in the hotel industry, as assistant head of department. Would anybody be kind enough to give some indications on average salaries for management in the hotel industry?
Thanks in advance!
#Tony Elkin on Jun 20, 2016 :
The cost of living prices as shown are accurate enough to use as a guide.....
FYI we retired to the outskirts of Prague last June and have just spent our first year here. - We are ex-pats who lived in North Cyprus for 8 years before coming here. To anyone adventurous enough to consider the move in retirement, don't hesitate. We enjoy a life style here not possible in the UK on our pension income, and live in a modern (huge) 4 bedroom detached house with garage and games / hobby rooms / large garden etc etc which would only be a pipe dream in UK. The language is not a problem, Czech is difficult but you can memorise enough words to be basically understood, or switch to German if you have any, but English is in use in all but the remote (and some Govt !) outposts. You are central for travel to anywhere in Europe, local transport is free for retirees, and no road tax on cars, and the train prices are so cheap you can get to other major cities for less than the cost of a journey from Reading to London !!
#Jeffrey on May 31, 2016 :

I got a question. I got a job offer for 28000 CZK a month. My health and social insurance are paid by the company. How much do I have after taxes? And is this enough to live in Prague? (since it's being said it's a expensive city).
What rent should I expect?
#Observation by somebody from abroad on May 29, 2016 :
I forgot to add one very important factor.

Now, despite the concerning tough challenges some groups of people may face, if you are fully prepared and one hundred percent willing to adapt and embrace the host nation's mentality, culture, way of life, ultimately all of what the locals do and their values and traditions to such an extent that you always give the full impressions that you are an intangible valuable asset to the host nation, I absolutely believe that you're gonna be appreciated and accepted no matter who you are where ever you go around the globe.
And that certainly includes this good nation as well.
#Observation by somebody from abroad on May 29, 2016 :
For all those who are interested in what it's really like to actually work and live in Praha or in the nation in general as somebody from abroad, here's some genuinely helpful real-life observation from a neutral stand point that you may highly appreciate. I think there's enough information in the previous comments to answer all of your salary related questions.

The vast majority of people in Czech Rep have centuries long dislike mildly put if you will, towards people of Roma background, also more widely known as gypsie people. Whether this is a justifiable mood towards them or not, I would leave for others to decide on the matters. But owning to this reality and similarities in the appearance, I'm afraid that the people of Indian background/near south asia or people with darker skin tone often face hostility or discrimination mostly by the unintended causes arising from confusion of these people with Roma people here. Yes, people may treat you better if you let them know you're from India and so on but I suppose you wouldn't expect you to tell every single person walking down the street about it like that so definitely it becomes very problematic and uncomfortable to a large extent.

I also read from the local media how people from southern hemisphere often face difficulties around Praha outside touristic areas. Recently there have been incidents of an Australian with carribean descent working as an expat for an American multinational firm getting badly physically abused at the bar and an out of the blue some dark afrcan exchange student who temporarily came for 6 months studies being assaulted multiple times on the street at night. There are also numerous other similar incidents that have happened so they are not isolated happenings and most of them seem to occur during the night time and therefore many argue that they were unintended incidents arising from the confusion of them with gypsie people especially when it's dark outside. Trouble is, when you're a victim or somebody with high potential to become one, at the end of the day it does not really matter whether it was intended or not. Your safety is an absolute priority.

So this is a thorough observation that I've managed to make over the years. Fortunately, I as a someone from abroad did not have to face the misery of what the people above have to run into, not even a single time even though I'm not of european descent but that's probably because I have a lighter skin tone and people from my ethnic background have good reputation here. The underlying problems however do not seem particular to Czech Rep though, as the matters seem just as serious, perhaps even more in the neighbouring nations like Hungary, Slovenia and Poland with traditional Roma/gypsie miniorities and the highly complicated social issues that we as people from abroad definitely should not judge and tell the locals how to act or bring the mentality or the logics from other nations as often times they are not directly applicable.

So no careless BS like some people say things such as "You know what, people from around the globe comes to visit Praha during the summer holiday season and not much problems here" things like that, there seems to be a stark difference between being just a visitor from abroad especially when you've come to spend your money vs as a somebody to work and live for a period of time more than just a short visit tourist. A neutral and insightful observation that you may thank if you decide to head for other nations for the benefit of yours ultimately or could highly possibly very regret coming to Praha or this nation in general if you have thoroughly read this comment.
#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.