Cost of living in Czech Republic

Generally, the cost of living varies from individual budgets and lifestyles, even further differential in one city to another. However, the consensus in the Czech Republic among many students is that life in the country is not as expensive as with many countries in Europe. We breakdown the general cost of living putting a few factors into consideration, here's an estimate of what it’ll cost you to live and study in the Czech Republic;


The cost of accommodation slightly changes from one location to the other, houses closest to the city center cost a little bit more than the ones farther or around the suburbs.

  • 1 bedroom apartment - 8,000 CZK (€320)
  • 1 room in an apartment - 5,000 – 6,000 CZK (€200 - €240)
  • 1 shared room - 3,000 CZK (€120)
  • 2 bedroom apartment - 12,000 CZK (€480)

*CZK: Czech Koruna

These prices are for one month of accommodation.

Public Transportation:

Public transportation in the country is generally very effective as there are buses, trams, metros, and a full network of train systems that covers the entire country. For local transportation, students can pay a subsidized price for a monthly card that allows them to move around at a cheaper cost.

  • 1-month transport card - 500 CZK (€20)
  • 3 months transport card - 1,300 CZK (€52)

Czech public transport services are well-structured and properly scheduled with key stops and an organized time system.

Grocery Shopping

Shopping for grocery items is done at a supermarket, grocery store of the weekly farmer’s market in the city center. Shopping for food is very affordable and many discount stores offer student-friendly prices. Typically the cost of some essential food and grocery products are;

  • Fruits - 5 CZK (€0.2)
  • Cheese (100 g) - 15 CZK (€0.6)
  • Ham (100 g) - 14.90 CZK (€0.6)
  • Beer (500 ml) - 11 CZK (€0.4)
  • Yogurt (250 mg) - 7.50 CZK (€0.3)
  • Milk (1 liter) - 11.90 CZK (€0.4)
  • Bread (1 loaf) - 16 CZK (€0.65)
  • Cereal - 19.90 CZK (€0.8)
  • Meat - 50 – 200 CZK (€2- €8)


There is a wide range of exciting activities that students and visitors can partake in, the Czech Republic is one of the most vibrant countries in the EU when it comes to fun and relaxation and you do not have to break the bank to make many memorable fun experiences.

  • A cocktail at a bar - 80 to 150 CZK (€3.5 to €6)
  • A beer at a bar - 25 to 40 CZK (€1 to €2)
  • Nightclubs - 50 to 100 CZK (€2 to €4)
  • Museums (student discount) - 30 CZK (€1.2)
  • Theatre/Opera - 200 to 2,000 CZK (€8 to €80)
  • Movie Ticket - 50 to 100 CZK (€2 to €4)

Health Insurance:

The standard of healthcare in the Czech Republic is generally high and the country’s healthcare scheme has been praised as one of the best in the EU. The affordability and quality of healthcare treatment have even seen the country emerge as a popular destination for medical tourism in Europe. It is obligatory to have health insurance in the Czech Republic whether through a public or private health insurance provider.

Czech citizens, residents, and workers are automatically insured under the country’ s healthcare system other long-term visitors would have to use a private insurance company where the basic coverage cost around 1,000 to 1,500 CZK a month.

Food Price in CZK
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 CZK
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 CZK
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 CZK
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 CZK
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 CZK
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 CZK
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 CZK
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 CZK
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 CZK
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 CZK
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 CZK
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 CZK
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 CZK
1.5 kg Sugar 10 CZK
2 liter cooking oil 20 CZK
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 CZK
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 CZK
1 liter milk 8.50 CZK
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 CZK
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 CZK
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 CZK
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 CZK
House Cleaning fee per day 105 CZK
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 CZK
Original branded Electric Fans 200 CZK
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 CZK
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 CZK
Single bed Blankets 120 CZK
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 CZK
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 CZK
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 CZK
Men's haircut 40 CZK
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 CZK
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 CZK
1 month of gym subscription. 105 CZK
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 CZK
Unisex Loris perfume 30 CZK
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 CZK
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 CZK
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 CZK
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 CZK
Go carting 30mins 120 CZK
Movie House 3d cinema 30 CZK
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 CZK
Photo shoot 120 CZK
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 CZK
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 CZK
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 CZK
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 CZK
Spalding Basketball 200 CZK
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 CZK
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 CZK
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 CZK
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 CZK
1 day rent a car cost 140 CZK
Driver’s license 2300 CZK
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 CZK
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 CZK
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 CZK
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 CZK
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 CZK
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 CZK

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