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 (June 2015) are:

1 Euro = 27.27CZK

1 Pound = 38.02CZK

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 7000 256.68 184.10
Flatshare Prague suburbs 6000 220.01 157.80
Renting studio flat central 13000 476.71 342.00
Renting studio flat suburbs 9000 330.03 236.77
Renting 2 bedroom flat central 19000 696.70 499.85
Renting 2 bedroom flat suburbs 15000 550.03 394.62
Renting 3 bedroom flat central 24500 898.38 644.70
Renting 3 bedroom flat suburbs 17000 623.37 447.34
Hostel stay 1 week 2000 73.33 52.62

Monthly Utility costs (Monthly Gas/Water/Electricity)

Czech Crowns Euros Pounds
Flatshare 1500 55.00 39.47
1 bedroom flat 2500 91.67 65.79
2 bedroom flat 3000 110.00 78.95

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 20 0.73 0.52
Cheese 500g 150 5.50 3.95
Eggs – 6 20 0.73 0.52
Bread – loaf 22 0.80 0.57
Bread rolls – 6 10 0.36 0.26
Pasta – packet 28 1.02 0.73
Rice – 500g 30 1.10 0.79
Potatoes 1kg 11 0.40 1.05
Carrots 1kg 14 0.51 0.36
Tomatoes 1kg 47 1.72 1.23
Apples 1kg 25 0.91 0.65
Bananas 1kg 31 1.13 0.81
Pork – 1kg 120 4.40 3.15
Chicken Breast – 1kg 160 5.86 4.21
Baked Beans – can 15 0.55 0.39
Chocolate bar 12 0.44 0.31
Bottled Water 1.5l 10 0.36 0.26
Wine 0.75l 105 3.85 2.76
Beer 0.5l 14 0.51 0.36

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 12.83 9.21
Mobile phone contract per month average to high user 750 27.50 19.75
Wifi connection – home per month 20mB 500 18.33 13.16
Cable TV per month 500 18.33 13.16
Public Transport pass Monthly 550 20.17 14.48
Public Transport pass Annual 3650 133.85 96.11

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 62.34 44.76
Jeans – non brand name 800 29.33 21.06
Dress – mid-range high street shop 850 31.17 22.38
Shirt – mid-range high street shop 800 29.33 21.06
Shoes – mid-range 1500 55.01 39.49

Entertainment

Bars and Restaurants

Czech Crowns Euro Pounds
2 course lunch menu 120 4.40 3.15
2 course evening meal – average bars/restaurant 300 11.00 7.89
3 course evening meal – premium bar/restaurant 650 23.84 17.11
Fast food menu (burger, fries, drink) 130 4.76 3.42
Beer 0.5l 32 1.17 0.84
Wine 0.2l 40 1.46 1.05
Coffee 60 2.20 1.58

Social and health activities

Czech Crowns Euro Pounds
Cinema ticket 170 6.23 4.47
Ticket for Czech state orchestra 2000 73.35 52.66
Ticket for the National theatre 400 14.67 10.53
Art gallery entrance fee 120 4.40 3.15
Zumba class 200 7.33 5.26
Gym membership – monthly 1000 36.67 26.33
Season ticket for top league football team 1200 44.01 31.60
Season ticket for top league hockey match 3500 128.36 92.17