Cost of Living in Prague

Summary about cost of living in Prague:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 137.00 Kč 120.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 Kč 500.00-850.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 130.00 Kč 120.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 Kč 30.00-40.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 45.00 Kč 35.00-55.00
Cappuccino (regular) 48.25 Kč 40.00-60.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 31.25 Kč 20.00-40.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 23.18 Kč 13.00-35.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 73.04 Kč 56.78-94.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 21.14 Kč 14.06-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 15.52 Kč 10.43-22.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 47.49 Kč 36.00-60.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 84.37 Kč 68.04-136.08
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 66.58 Kč 49.90-81.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 109.53 Kč 63.50-136.08
Apples (1 lb) 15.24 Kč 12.25-18.14
Banana (1 lb) 14.54 Kč 12.70-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 17.43 Kč 13.61-22.68
Tomato (1 lb) 20.14 Kč 13.61-27.22
Potato (1 lb) 8.02 Kč 6.35-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 6.74 Kč 4.54-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 21.13 Kč 16.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.77 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) 29.32 Kč 20.00-40.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 100.00 Kč 92.00-104.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 24.00 Kč 24.00-32.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 550.00 Kč 304.17-550.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 Kč 35.00-40.00
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) 117.09 Kč 113.56-124.92
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 450,000.00 Kč 380,000.00-500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 434,923.66 Kč 385,000.00-550,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,158.95 Kč 2,833.33-5,666.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.32 Kč 2.00-5.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 484.17 Kč 400.00-600.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 794.74 Kč 500.00-1,041.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 269.33 Kč 200.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 Kč 150.00-200.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 11,153.66 Kč 7,000.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 260,457.64 Kč 127,776.00-425,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,634.66 Kč 900.00-2,499.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 793.85 Kč 500.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,848.17 Kč 1,500.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,336.03 Kč 1,500.00-3,300.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,755.24 Kč 13,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,654.93 Kč 10,000.00-15,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 29,012.42 Kč 22,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,115.38 Kč 15,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,325.24 Kč 7,896.69-13,935.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,714.90 Kč 5,388.33-7,896.69
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 26,913.53 Kč
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.22 2.00-3.00

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Last update: July 2018
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100 Comments so far

#Daniel on Jul 18, 2018 :
Hi Martin

60 000Kc after taxes is OK for living alright. But you will not be living in luxury, nor renting something near the center, that's for sure. I would say you have to set aside around 35-40K for rent + necessary expenses (food, utilities etc.), the rest should be what you save or use for vacations, etc.

Depends where you're coming from and what you're used to as well, I suggest you use this cost of living comparison tool between cities right here on numbeo...its not 100% accurate, but at least you can get a rough idea, and also you can insert your current/latest salary from the place you live, and the tool will tell you how much you should earn here, in order to maintain the same standard of life that you are accustomed to.
#Martin on Jul 10, 2018 :
Hi, I have been offered a job position in Prague. The base neat salary to discuss is 60.000Kc, is it enough for living for me and my partner?

I have recently been in the city on vacations and I really loved it.

Thanks in advance.
#Lukas on Jun 03, 2018 :
Average salary in Prague is 26k and you are asking if 130k is ok? hmmm it is.
Dont worry about health insurance, it is not more than 3k for month for person or mostly paid by state, if you get confirmation of rezidence or work here.
These numbeo prices are very correct, 310 czk for three day ticket is correct, but is not described here above.
There is many restaurants you can eat for 130czk very well, but you have to know where to find them. I am sorry but center is full of turist traps: expensive food,taxi,exchange. Every tourist should be avare of it.
#Zuzana on May 31, 2018 :
Most of people who working in prague dont live there, cause it is too expensive to rent there. You will find cheaper rent in stredni cechy, severni cechy. And sometimes just take a train 1hour to work every day.but really depends where you working. Usually Praha 3 is cheaper to live and there is more people speak english, usualy Young people speak some english or germany. Prague is more expensive than other cities around, but also only multicultural place in Czech.
#Zuzana on May 31, 2018 :
If you want to save on public transportation buy the one for 60days, cause it cost 1480,- instead of paing 550,- every mont. Thath was I did when I was living there. Prague is very expensive, but locals know how yo safe and where. Try find small local markets for better prices for seasonal veggie and one across the street of entry to metro kobylisy.I also remember my friends will go shoping on thuesday night to kaufland, cause they drop all the price on veggies after like 7 or 8pm. Most off the people really hunting the prices and go buy the cheapest here and there. My mom using for delivery groceries to home and most of special healthy products are best to search in online shops.
#Fadi on May 22, 2018 :
I WAS in prague this month and to be honest prices are much more higher than that in this table
for example three days public transportations costs around 330 crona .
ordinary meal in a resurant not less than 300 crona for one person .
#Moe on May 10, 2018 :
Hey all, is 130k is more good to a family relocating to Prague?
Will also need to know how much health insurance will cost for my wife and 1year baby. Any renting websites for fair flats?
#Vin on May 06, 2018 :
How much does it cost to live in for 3days in Prague for holidays?
#Reader on May 06, 2018 :
Just want to add my thanks to Daniel for delving deeply into this topic and providing us with a bird's eye view, yet still plenty of of detail attached.

Reading about the situation in Prague makes me wonder if there will be ANYTHING that will snap the locals out of their inertia. I don't understand why there hasn't been a political backlash?

Also, given the criminal underbuilding, there is no quick fix here. Something's got to give, and either that means that Prague and Brno will suffer from economic stasis or a new city will have to be planned and built to house all the new people.
#Daniel on May 05, 2018 :
@mojomo mojomo

I myself do not live in the center, far from it (I live in Dolni Chabry) and my apartment could in no way be considered luxurious in comparison with other places I lived, but it is decent, and large enough, as I simply could not accept to live in a 40-50m2 flat (ours is slightly over 100m2). And the rent + poplatky is around 25k Kc. Also, I live pretty much like the locals, shop where the locals shop, eat out at places popular with the locals etc., not because I'm purposely trying to save but simply because I don't particularly enjoy the "expat" lifestyle (after living abroad for more than 15 years in various countries, I'm a sort of "permanent expat" :)

I find your statement that "only a foreigner would pay 20k for rent" extremely misleading and challenge you to go ahead and post a few links to decent 3kk or 3+1 flats, anywhere in Prague, let alone near the centre for the 10-12k you are referring to. As a matter of fact we were considering to maybe find a bigger 4kk flat, but after some weeks of searching and realizing just how much prices went up in the last year alone, I've decided it would be foolish to give this one up since right now there is a very thin to none offer of similar quality&size flats for the price.

Yes, the public transport is amazing, I've heard this like a popular tune here from all the Czechs, and that's very good, but people cannot live on public transport and cheap beer/klobasa alone :) The reality, harsh as it might sound, is that local Czech people are struggling the hardest here I would say, and unlike most expats, they can't just pack up and go at anytime - well, they can, but most wouldn't. As for those salary increases you are mentioning, yes, fully agree that there have been salary increases, but if you look at the past 2-3 years, the prices of securing a dwelling (renting or buying) as well as other prices, have gone up a lot more than salaries, by a factor of 2-3 both here and in Brno and other major cities, just look at various statistics available online, don't take my word for it.

Czech Republic as a whole, and the main cities in particular appear in the 1st or top 3 positions of "least affordable housing" across the EU, which of course can't be good, here's a link as well: (not only is the price of a 70m2 flat the most expensive from the countries listed, requiring 11 years of GROSS annual salaries of a family to acquire, but you will also notice if you read the report that the Czech Republic also scores very low for newly built dwellings, Prague in particular is in dire straits when it comes to not building enough to sustain the increase in population, which can only point to higher and higher prices to come. Even if the elected officials here eventually get their head out of the sand and find solutions for this housing crisis/scarcity, by the time any effects of such measures that might be implemented can be seen, you are still looking at many years of struggle. Of course Mr. Market could come along and induce a powerful enough crash to slow down or halt the attractiveness of Czech Rep. or Prague to incoming work force, but I highly doubt that, as there is plenty inertia to keep it from tumbling, as well as a very resilient attitude among locals that would literally do anything and everything, slaving multiple jobs in some cases, only to afford getting that mortgage; others especially in Western countries would never fathom spending such a high % of income on housing, because luckily they haven't been pushed to, whereas here it seems to become norm.
#mojomo mojomo on May 02, 2018 :
@daniel, well, for expats, who do not speak czech language, it is expectable, living cost will be higher, then for locals.

yes, there is no lower rate for locals, but when it come to negotiation, anyone, not speaking czech will have it more expensive And doesnt matter if oyu live in prague for 20 years. Unless you speak language, it is expected from you to offer more. Its not bilingual pllace.
same for other aspect of daily life. With english only, you rely on english speaking comunity only , or czechs, who are willing to speak with you in english. Both options offer mostly very expensive way of living...

situation in czech republic in getting better - salary are going up alot. Huge number of people managed to get mortgage for house/apartment ( which is major reason for ths hike in prices )

but its not much different from other cities in developed world ( try to tell new grad dude to buy apartment in central london(or few km from it) ;) - oh i forgot. he cant. he got huge loan for his university ;) ). My friends in hongkong got mortgage for 50m2 apartment - 30 years... thats all, they can afford.

anyway. just advise. If you have work in prague, Do not waste money for living in center. Center is just tourist place... Public transportation in czechia is amaizing, and you can live for 10-12k CZK... Only foreigner would pay 20k for rent.
#Andy on Apr 29, 2018 :
@Daniel: spot on regarding Prague situation. As I wrote in October last year - it is really the rents and housing situation that is completely out of control. I lived in Prague for more than a decade but decided enough is enough and voted with my feet. If I had 110k net/mo then I would care less (conrats on that btw), but as someone who had around 100k gross/mo it slowly but surely stopped making financial sense to stay in Prague over the years.

It is otherwise a good place, but housing (rent and buy) is extremely overpriced and not worth it considering the low average salaries and also crappy quality compared to e.g. Western Europe. Case in point: I live in a building built by Skanska here and also back in Prague - night and day difference in temrs of materials, floors, sound insulation, etc. Maybe cause they aren't as stingy and don't hire dodgy Ukranian labor at the lowest price here.
The only thing I really miss is the cheap and good public transport and relatively cheap restaurants. You don't realize how ridiculously cheap it is until you pay 3-4x the amount elsewhere :)
#Daniel on Apr 27, 2018 :

2500$ is around 52000Kc. This will allow you to live, but you will be quite restrained in your spending if you will have to make ends meet on this salary alone for all your family.

Factor in a spending of at least 20-23000Kc for the place you are renting, possibly higher, about 1200Kc per month for transportation for you and your wife, that public transportation only, no taxies/Uber as those will cost a lot more, 3-4000Kc for insurance, 8-10000Kc for groceries and maybe going out 1-2 times per month , and of course with a baby most likely at least another 7-8000Kc associated with the various baby needs.

I would say, maybe ask for a bigger salary or consider another job elsewhere, Prague is not what it used to be, Im here only a few years and during this time alone prices have been really spiraling out of control, especially rents/property which in turn of course affected other things as well. Its really-really hard for a family to live on ~50 000Kc as expats here. For locals its different as most will have some kind of support from family, dont need to pay for separate medical insurance etc., but even locals are struggling lately, its easy to see.
#Daniel on Apr 27, 2018 :
@##wanderer on
"How can one find local fully furnished apartment prices that locals use?"

I'm afraid such things do not exist anymore here. If you are under the belief that locals have access to much lower rents in places foreigners do not know such thing.

Prices have gone really CRAZILY up in the past 2-3 years, in the past 2 years alone about 30-32% increase in rents/prices in Prague.

For a furnished 2kk flat (40-55m2) in a rather central area, not the most popular like Vihohrady which is even pricier, but close enough, prepare to spend around 25000Kc or more including expensed. For a 3KK (60-80m2) in the same areas its more like 35000Kc.

If you are living to live on the outskirts, like Prague 11, 15, 8, 9, about 35-45 min away from the center by public transport, you are looking at 16-20000Kc for a 2kk flat and 23-25000Kc for a 3kk

These prices above are certainly not for luxury-finished apartments or some with amazing views, as those will go even higher.

2kk = 1 bedroom flat
3kk = 2 bedroom flat
##wanderer on Apr 13, 2018 :
How can one find local fully furnished apartment prices that locals use?
#Suren on Mar 30, 2018 :
Hi, I would like to know is 2500$ enough for good life in Prague for family with 3 year old child ?
I have to pay for insurance for wife and child and rent 2KK apartment
#Nitish on Mar 25, 2018 :
Im planning to study Doctor In Prague. How much does the living cost and food and other expenses come for a year.
#Anon on Feb 17, 2018 :
AMEN! Daniel you're so right about the current situation in Prague. As a post-communist society, the Czechs will tolerate things which would not be tolerated elsewhere (Germany, Austria etc...). The current system does serve the elites and not the average citizen thus making Prague very unattractive for life compared to other cities.
#Sanchita on Feb 15, 2018 :
I would like some advice. Can I live in Prague just as a tourist for about six months if I make some 1,700 euro a month as a freelance writer? I don't need to save, and I don't need a big space; a small, simply furnished studio is good enough. But the location is very important for me. I would like to stay within 2km of Charles Bridge. Can I get something within about 16,000 CZK (as Numbeo has listed that price for a small city centre studio)? Thanks.
#Daniel on Jan 21, 2018 :
And just to make things clear, I didn't write the below post out of spite or regret...luckily my job still pays way above the local averages or even expat salaries for that matter (around 110k net/month) so I consider myself rather fortunate while seeing others struggle, but at the same time, I would not touch the real-estate in Prague with a 10 foot pole! I would much rather put my savings in other investment vehicles, since I see real-estate in Prague as a very poor investment at these current levels, and if someone would come right now to the city expecting a worry-free life, as a single person renting a flat I would say you need to earn at least 50-55k net per month, because at least 25k out of that will go for rent+utilities for a 2KK, 2+1, and if you're coming with family, kids, probably more like 70-75k net/month for a couple to live on and add another 10-15k/month on top for each child, of course not including private school or other things considered high-luxuries here but just basic decent living, with accommodation in a flat. If you want to rent an actual house, those numbers will be 2-3x higher, as having your own house is seen as some sort of uber-luxury here.
#Daniel on Jan 21, 2018 :
What really drags down Prague is the price of accommodation, be it the price to buy or price to rent, its bad and its getting worse at a ridiculous rate, fueled by dozens of companies opening regional centers here, offering jobs which by local standards are considered very good, whereas by W. European standards these would be hardly considered decent.

Czech people, and Praguers in particular seem to have a very deep resilience to being fleeced by a system controlled by the lucky few, basically a group of wealthy developers and other well-off people involved in real-estate business, obviously in a close "partnership" with the politicians, so they can keep a very tight lid onto whatever is being built in Prague, thus carefully controlling the prices (as in heavily overestimating value) so they can line their pockets. Hopefully some day soon the locals will wake up and smell the flowers and not allow the current caste of politicians+developers to continue usurping them! (via their carefully placed vote ballot!

When I first came here a couple years back, I actually researched the market a bit, as I was considering buying/building rather than renting, since I knew beforehand it is a very dynamic city with room to grow. After this time spent here, I find it very strange how the common-folk, those who have not inherited some piece of land, are practically completely locked out of considering to build a home, onto a modestly-sized piece of land. No such thing here! Feel free to take the agents as well as independent websites "direct from owner" such as bezrealitky, and have a look what 150-200k EUR can buy you within the Prague zone...practically nothing! You read that right, you CANNOT find 250-300m of land to buy for up to 200k EUR, which I find rather ridiculous in a city where the average Joe earns around 1100 EUR net/month. Basically any decent standalone house, with some minimal patch of land (<300 sq m) starts at about 300k, and that's a bit out in the sticks, not anywhere near the center expect exponentially higher price for anything consider "central".

As for rents... considering that since I came to live here rents went up about 30% at least, in some cases more, you judge for yourself.

Young Czechs find it absolutely normal to live with their parents sometime well into their 30's or share a flat with 2-3 others, just to be able to afford living "well". As for those brave enough to buy at these prices, so far the fact that Czech Rep. has among the lowest interest rates in the world, not just Europe, has been on the side of developers& co. but if tides turn, if the economy will take even a small hit and those interest rates double of more...lots of young people will be in trouble. Although, Czechs treasure that small flat or tiny piece of land so much that they would probably go starving just to afford paying the mortgage, they have a totally different outlook on life than say the average American or even Southern European, that latter gladly going bankrupt before giving up a certain lifestyle.

Sorry for the long post, just to summarize it...if you're looking for a place that's "affordable" and where an expat can easily save considerable amounts of money every month while still enjoying a lifestyle he's accustomed to at home (referring to those that come from countries with a higher standard of living), then surely you will get disappointed sooner or later, as Prague is becoming really too expensive for its own good, primarily in the housing department.
#Adam on Jan 04, 2018 :
You could save money for accommodation when you will live 20-30 minutes from the old town center.
Prague has very good public transportation and annual ticket cost 3650 CZK.
metro operates daily 5:00am – midnight
two to three minutes between trains during peak hours
four to nine minutes in off peak hours (after 7:00 pm).
#Adam on Jan 04, 2018 :
Personal health insurance: we have state insurance and is paid automatically from gross salary before taxes, means your personal health insurance will be covered ( – you don’t need to pay for doctor when you will be sick, etc., regular dental care visits are for free, but if you will have dental cavity you are paying for that some money according to your preference of material and so on.
#Anonymous on Dec 09, 2017 :
Prague is getting increasingly expensive. I wanted to switch my flat, but after awhile I realised that I won't get a better deal. It wasn't that bad 4 years ago. Like others have noted, don't move for anything less than 50-60k gross.
#Frisky on Nov 26, 2017 :
Hi everyone,

The cost of life is getting ridiculous in prague right now, inflation is expected to keep gaining speed and reach at least 3% this year and next year.

Flat that used to cost 3 000 000 CZK now cost between 4.5 - 5 000 a 3 year time frame!

The fruits and vegis also got noticeably more expensive...

Truth is, I need to keep working more, get on top of the ladder, just to keep up with the cost of life. That sucks!

I don't think it makes sense for an expact family with a household net income bellow 60k per month.

#Maria on Nov 25, 2017 :
Lars Jakobsson the prices you saw were tourist restaurants. I just spent two months in Prague and I was eating lunch with my coworkers in a restaurant on a daily basis with 100-140 CZK. The prices mentioned are quite correct for restaurants that offer daily menus for people taking lunch breaks (not high end tourist restaurants.
#Allen Skywalker on Nov 19, 2017 :
I just receive an offer to come and work in Prague 9 with paid relocate package. My gross salary is 60.000CZK is it enough to 1 people living in Prague? I dont want to share flat. How much can I save from it? Thanks a lot.
#Valerie on Nov 14, 2017 :
I can remember a few short years ago, you could supposedly live "comfortably" in Prague for $400 a month...looks like that isn't the case any more. What a shame. I can't afford to go to Europe anyways, but this looks like a beautiful city, I guess it will remain only a dream.
#Andy on Oct 18, 2017 :
Rents have gone up a lot lately in Prague. Add a few thousand more a month to numbers you see here. Check out E.g. 1 bedroom flat 55m2 in Krc (Prague 4, not center) around 16000-19000 Kc/mo rent + 3500-4500 Kc/mo utilities. Compare that to 11371 Kc average rent reported here. Those prices are long gone, real estate market is red hot and it shows in rental prices.
Now, I wouldn't move here for anything less than 75-80k CZK gross (53-57k net), unless you want to flat share or live in a tiny 20-30 m2 studio apt.
#Arsen on Oct 13, 2017 :
Zorana, zivim u Pragu 25 godina, oko informacija me kontaktiraj na
Ako bis dobila platu 33 hiljade kruna, to znaci nekih 24 hiljada netto. Sa tim se moze u Pragu ziveti, za mali stan ces platiti nekih 13-14 hiljada mesecno, hrana ce ispasti oko 4 hiljade i ostatak imas na potrosnu :)
#Zorana Zivkovic on Oct 08, 2017 :
Hi. I'm from Serbia and I got a job offer as a customer service representative in Prague. It's located in Prague 4. I' ve been asked what is my salary expectation and I saw on the internet that minimum wage for that job is 1300 (converter says it's 33,665 czk)euros per month. I don't know is it true and if is, is it enough for a single person to live decent? I still didn't make a decision since it's a big step to move in another country. Thank you.
#Vikas Patel on Sep 18, 2017 :
Hello everyone!

I am at the final stage of my selection in the interview and my company is located in Praha (Prague) 4. Can anyone please let me know what would be the cost of living for me and my spouse to stay near by my job location?

I really do not know the taxation system in Prague, hence I would appreciate if someone suggests me that how much should I earn minimum to survive there?

Guys please respond.... THANKS A LOT.
#Anonymous on Sep 13, 2017 :
Hello, I plan on moving to Prague to work inside the city center and from my calculations I would be getting nearly 19,000 CZK after taxes in the first couple of months of my new position. Can anyone offer advice if that is reasonable/doable?
#Iffi on Aug 21, 2017 :
Hello Imran.
Have u accepted the offer? Have u moved there or not?
#Brian on Aug 19, 2017 :
Photo Pass for ages 65-70 costs 20 Kc and gives free travel in Prague.

It's great!
#Belle on Jul 31, 2017 :
Hi everyone.
I wonder if czk14,000 per month for my scholarship would be enough to live in Prague. This has to include the room rental fee. What is the cheapest room?
Thank you.
#Ellen on Jul 20, 2017 :
Lars Jakobsson,

I feel like you must have been stuck in the tourist area if you didn't see food for 130Kc.
Especially if you were in Old Town or Praha 1
#Swe on Jul 18, 2017 :
Hi All, I got an offer in Prague for 70,000 gross salary. I am a SQL DB admin. Me and my wife will be staying there. Can someone tell me if this is good salary for 2 people? Please help guys.

#Dinuka on Jul 06, 2017 :
I want know per month how much I can earn and monthly cost of living , I'm in srilanka I want to go there and stay 4 , 5 years . Before take deceission Iwant details
#Lars Jakobsson on Jul 05, 2017 :
I just spent 4 days in prague. I would say that a meal for two, just a main course, costs 900kc.i never saw food for 130kc anywhere
#Eleni on Jun 22, 2017 :
Hello! I would like to know if Prague is dogfriendly. Is it difficult to rent a room or appartment with my dog? I don't want to left my dog back.
#Melissa on Jun 04, 2017 :

I am going to study my master degree in September in Prague and I am looking for an apartment in Prague 1 or 2.

Please let me know if you have something
#Imran on May 18, 2017 :
Hi i need some information i have offered a job 50,ooo that could be enough for one person in prague and its urgent plz let me know
#TrulyBlue on May 08, 2017 :
To Tony Elkin:
Can you please describe a little further the home you have - is it rented or owned and how much did it cost, if I may ask? I am looking to find somewhere to retire where approximately $1,700 USD monthly will provide me with a decent lifestyle.

Thank you for your help!
#Brezen on Apr 15, 2017 :
to #Paoblo - you may look at sreality cz for a potential apartments that you may rent.

You have noticed correctly that the living costs in decent properties are unrealistically high. A decent apartment 70sq m with 1 bedroom is around 15k CZK including utilities. If you would like 100sq m with 2 bedrooms, then the price goes to 21k CZK including utilities. Utility costs are reasonable and reflect the fact that czech winters are much colder than in Spain :).

If your wife is unemployed for the 1st few months, then the state will cover her health insurance (which is a kind of a must and costs at least 2k CZK per month).

There is a list of things, which are most probably a way more affordable than Spain: manual labor for any kind of services, transportation costs, and food/drinks in restaurants. You may have fun and do a high variety of outdoor sports for almost no money.

Here is my cost approximation for 2 people: 15k - rent, 6K - supermarket, 4k - car maintenance, 5k - restaurants, 5k - clothes/others. If you follow such a spending profile, you will be left around 25k CZK monthly.
#Zuzana on Apr 11, 2017 :
to #Pablo: 60k for 2 is absolutely OK to live with if you have moderate tastes. Appartment for 23k plus utilities sound as too much to me, you can absolutely find better. Usually the rent should already contain the costs, only exception is internet connection - this is always stated extra.
Other costs are very low though, public transport good, so you can be searching farther away (but close to metro) to get to work in 30 minutes.
#Pablo on Apr 01, 2017 :
I have been offered to relocate, by my current company.

Don't know a lot about the cost of living in Prague or Central Europe in general for that matter, but noticed that rents are quite a bit bit higher per sqm than my current location (Cataluna, Spain - smaller city just south of Barcelona). Over here renting a rather modern and good sized flat for 600€/month , around 100 sqm size, 2.5 bedrooms, separate kitchen, large living room.

Having had a look at some websites for flat-searching in Prague, the same size flat, not in the centre but in Prague 5 for example or similar, would be at least 22-23.000 CZK, and plus the utilities seems to be far more than in Spain as well - over here I pay no more than 90-100 EUR on average, for water, electricity, whereas the flats I looked at online for Prague showed 6-8000 CZK/month range for utilities only, which is 250 EUR, I wonder how come its so high, are flats so poorly insulated that it takes a lot of energy to heat or what? Because otherwise I see the price of electricity, water, natural gas, internet are same if not lower than Spain, so only the heating could maybe cause such a big difference?

My offered salary there is around 60 000 CZK net, it will be just me& my wife, but I'm a bit skeptical about the move, since by my calculations, 30000 CZK or just about half will go on rent+utilities which seems very high to me, here in Spain, it costs me no more than €700/month for rent+utilities, which represents about 1/3 of my salary here, so I'm worried I will not be able to save as much.

Is it maybe that I am looking at some ripoff websites intended for websites or how can it be possible for rents to be so high in Prague? I'm thinking with the average salaries in Prague, which are purportedly around 33000 CKZ, that would make it hardly affordable to have a decent life...or do all the locals live somewhere on the outskirts and commute for a long time? :-/
#Artois on Mar 15, 2017 :
Do you think is enough to live in Prague with 30.000 Czech Crown?
#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.