Prices in Prague – Cost of living

If you’re considering relocation to Prague, finding out how much living here costs can often be a real challenge. If you’re moving here for a job or a lifestyle change, understanding how far your finances will stretch is extremely important.

We’ve put together this guide to prices in Prague covering basic needs such as shopping, rent and housing prices along with social activities. We’ve tried to create an average using several sources where possible of course, prices do vary in different shops, areas and so on.

Exchange rates at time of writing (August 2018) are:

1 Euro = 25,59 CZK

1 Pound = 28,74 CZK

Accommodation

Renting

As with all major cities, rental prices vary considerably from location to location and depending on the specifications of the property. These are guide prices for mid-range accommodation.

Czech Crowns Euros Pounds
Flatshare Prague central 9000 351.69 313.15
Flatshare Prague suburbs 7000 273.54 243.56
Renting studio flat central 16000 625.24 566.71
Renting studio flat suburbs 12000 468.93 417.53
Renting 2 bedroom flat central 20000 781.55 695.89
Renting 2 bedroom flat suburbs 16000 625.24 556.71
Renting 3 bedroom flat central 30000 1,172.33 1,043.84
Renting 3 bedroom flat suburbs 20000 781.55 695.89
Hostel stay 1 week 3000 117.23 104.38

Monthly Utility costs (Monthly Gas/Water/Electricity)

Czech Crowns Euros Pounds
Flatshare 1500 58.61 52.19
1 bedroom flat 2500 97.69 86.98
2 bedroom flat 3000 117.23 104.38

Phone, Internet and Public Transport

The Czech Republic has three major network operators, namely o2, Vodafone and T-Mobile. It also has several virtual network operators such as Opencall operating pay and go mobile phone services.

Czech Crowns Euros Pound
Mobile phone contract per month average to low user 350 13.67 12.18
Mobile phone contract per month average to high user 750 29.31 26.09
Wifi connection – home per month 60mB/s 500 19.54 17.39
Cable TV per month 500 19.54 17.39
Public Transport pass Monthly 550 21.49 19.14
Public Transport pass Annual 3650 142.64 127.0

Entertainment

Bars and Restaurants

Czech Crowns Euro Pounds
2 course lunch menu 120 4.68 4.17
2 course evening meal – average bars/restaurant 300 11.72 10.44
3 course evening meal – premium bar/restaurant 650 25.40 22.61
Fast food menu (burger, fries, drink) 130 5.08 4.52
Beer 0.5l 39 1.52 1.35
Wine 0.2l 59 2.30 2.05
Coffee 60 2.34 2.09

Social and health activities

Czech Crowns Euro Pounds
Cinema ticket 170 6.64 5.91
Ticket for Czech state orchestra 1000 39.07 34.79
Ticket for the National theatre 500 19.53 17.395
Swimming pool ticket 2 hours 160 6.25 5.57
Music Club ticket Friday/Saturday 150-300 5.86-11.72 5.22-10.43
Art gallery entrance fee 120 4.68 4.17
Zumba class 200 7.81 6.96
Gym membership – monthly 1000 39.07 34.79
Season ticket for top league football team 1200 46.89 41.75
Season ticket for top league hockey match 3500 136.77 121.78

Shopping/Consumables

Groceries

Prague has a range of major supermarket chains including Tesco, Lidl, Kaufland, Albert and others. There are also a growing range of premium stores such as Marks and Spencer and various speciality food outlets.

Czech Crowns Euros Pounds
Milk 0.5litres 25 0.97 0.87
Cheese 500g 150 5.81 6.08
Eggs – 6 45 1.76 1.57
Bread – loaf 25 0.97 0.87
Bread rolls – 6 24 0.93 0.78
Pasta – packet 26 1.01 0.92
Rice – 500g 37 1.45 1.29
Potatoes 1kg 17 0.66 0.59
Carrots 1kg 12 0.46 0.41
Tomatoes 1kg 69 2.69 2.40
Apples 1kg 40 1.56 1.39
Bananas 1kg 30 1.17 1.04
Pork – 1kg 120 4.68 4.17
Minced Pork- 1kg 100 3.91 3.48
Pork Roast Boneless – 1kg 170 6.64 5.91
Chicken Breast – 1kg 160 6.25 5.56
Baked Beans – can 15 0.58 0.52
Chocolate bar 29 1.13 1,01
Orange Juice 100% 1l 36 1.41 1.25
Bottled Water 1.5l 14 0.54 0.48
Wine 0.75l 129 5.04 4.17
Beer 0.5l 15 0.56 0.52

Clothing

Larger cities in the Czech Republic will generally have the usual high-street fashion brands such as H&M, Next, Zara, and Diesel, and in Prague there are a number of large Western-style shopping centers.

Czech Crowns Euros Pounds
Jeans – brand name 1700 66.43 59.15
Jeans – non brand name 800 31.26 27.83
Dress – mid-range high street shop 850 33.22 29.58
Shirt – mid-range high street shop 800 31.26 27.83
Shoes – mid-range 1500 58.61 52.19