Cost of living Prague




Some sample prices

Meal for two in a mid-range restaurant 26.09 EUR
Czech beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.09 EUR
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.22 EUR
Milk (1 litre) 0.70 EUR
Pack of cigarettes 2.61 EUR
Public transport one-way ticket 0.78 EUR
Public transport 24-hour pass 4.35 EUR
Utilities (Gas, Electricity, etc.) 108.7 EUR / month
Mobile phone 30.43 EUR / month
Internet (512 kbps ADSL) 26.09 EUR
Taxation: 19 % VAT (included in all prices above)

 

Before coming to Prague it's nice to know how much it is going to cost. Is it possible to live on a salary of 60,000 CZK/month? How is a beer?

Some travellers and business people will already have some experience of the cost of living in Prague, but the following may come in handy for those relocating to or visiting the Czech Republic. Prices for many things have risen – for example public transport almost doubled last year - and exchange rates are falling, Prague still remains less expensive than its Western counterparts – especially for basic necessities. However, non-essential items, like electronics, can easily be more expensive than elsewhere.
The following should give some idea prices in Prague:

RESTAURANTS CZK EUR GBP USD
Meal, inexpensive restaurant 130 5.65 4.48 8.97
Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant 600 26.09 20.69 41.38
Combo meal at KFC/McDonald's 100 4.35 3.45 6.90
Sausage at Wenceslas Sq. 30 1.30 1.03 2.07
Domestic beer (0.5 liter draught) 25 1.09 0.86 1.72
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) 55 2.39 1.90 3.79
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 28 1.22 0.97 1.93
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 28 1.22 0.97 1.93
 
MARKETS CZK EUR GBP USD
Milk (1 litre) 16 0.70 0.55 1.10
Loaf of fresh bread 24 1.04 0.83 1.66
French baguette 19 0.83 0.66 1.31
Eggs (10) 24 1.04 0.83 1.66
Cheese (100g) 20 0.87 0.69 1.38
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12 0.52 0.41 0.83
Bottle of Czech Wine 80 3.48 2.76 5.52
Domestic beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12 0.52 0.41 0.83
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) 30 1.30 1.03 2.07
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) 80 3.30 2.80 4.51
Pack of cigarettes - Czech brand 60 2.47 2.10 3.38

 
TRANSPORTATION CZK EUR GBP USD
One-way ticket 18 0.78 0.62 1.24
Transfer ticket 26 1.13 0.90 1.79
24-hour pass 100 4.35 3.45 6.90
Monthly pass 550 23.91 18.97 37.93
Annual pass 4,750 206.52 163.79 327.59
Taxi (airport to centre) 500 21.74 17.24 34.48
Taxi (within centre) 150 6.52 5.17 10.34

 
ACCOMODATION (Monthly) CZK EUR GBP USD
Single room in Prague 1/2 9,000 391.30 310.34 620.69
Single room outside of centre 6,000 260.87 206.90 413.79
Apartment (1+1) in Prague 1/2 16,000 783.61 620.69 1241.38
Apartment (1+1) outside of centre 12,000 521.74 413.79 827.59
Apartment (2+1) in Prague 1/2 22,000 1043.48 827.59 1655.17
Apartment (2+1) outside of centre 15,000 652.17 517.24 1034.48

 
UTILITIES, ETC. (Monthly) CZK EUR GBP USD
Basic (gas, electricity, etc.) 2,500 108.70 86.21 172.41
Phone (landline) 500 21.74 17.24 34.48
Mobile phone 700 30.43 24.14 48.28
Internet (512 kbps ADSL) 600 26.09 20.69 41.38


Exchange rates:

1 USD = 14.50 CZK
1 GBP = 29.00 CZK
1 EUR = 23.00 CZK

Notes:

All prices are variable, and may vary by up to 20%, depending on location and quality, and this is especially so for accommodation and utilities.  All prices include 19% VAT.