Cost of Living in Prague
Updated for 2009, we've put together a quick breakdown of what you can expect to pay for goods and services in the Czech capital
We've compiled a list of approximate average prices for some common goods and services that should give you a general idea of the cost of life here.
Like many post-Communist countries, wages are fairly low -- in the first half of 2008 the average monthly wage in Prague was 28,616 CZK and 22,840 CZK in the Czech Republic as a whole -- so food and other necessities are cheap compared to luxury goods and non-essential activities. (Fortunately, beer is considered a necessity.)
Please note that, like anywhere else in the world, prices in Prague can vary wildly from place to place. The figures below are only intended as a guideline.
For more detailed information, please post a question in our Expat Q&A forum.
All the prices include value added tax (DPH), which is 19% for most goods and services and 9% for some services and essential goods.
|Two kilograms of potatoes||22.90||1.09||0.79||0.85|
|One liter of full-fat milk||19.90||0.94||0.68||0.74|
|75g packet of sliced ham||16.90||0.80||0.58||0.63|
|100g packet of sliced cheese||17.90||0.85||0.61||0.66|
|Loaf of bread||24.50||1.16||0.84||0.91|
|500ml bottle of regular Czech lager (Gambrinus)||19.90||0.94||0.68||0.74|
|330ml Bottle of Premium Czech Lager (Pilsner Urquell)||20.90||0.99||0.72||0.78|
|A bottle of reasonable Czech wine (shop-bought Frankovka)||85.90||4.07||2.95||3.19|
|Goulash and dumplings in a nice Czech pub||134||6.36||4.60||4.98|
|A half-liter of beer in a nice Czech pub||30||1.42||1.03||1.11|
|Main course at Indian restaurant||187||8.87||6.42||6.94|
|Main course at Mexican restaurant||289||13.71||9.18||10.72|
|Room in a shared flat in the city center||10,000-15,000||474-712||343-515||371-556|
|Room in a shared flat outside the city center||3,000-6,000||142-285||103-206||111-223|
|1+1 in the city center||12,000-30,000||569-1,423||412-1,030||445-1,113|
|1+1 outside the city center||7,500-22,000||356-1,044||257-755||356-816|
|2+1 in the city center||13,000-140,000||617-6,641||446-4,804||482-5,193|
|Double room in a two-star hotel||1,500||71||51||57|
|Double room in a three-star hotel||2,500||119||86||93|
|Double room in a four-star hotel||6,500||308||223||241|
|Apartment for two||1,800||85||62||67|
|Bus/tram/metro ticket (no transfer)||18||0.85||0.62||0.67|
|Bus/tram/metro ticket (with transfer)||26||1.23||0.89||0.96|
|24-hour travel card||100||4.74||3.43||3.71|
|30-day travel card||550||26.09||18.87||20.40|
|Taxi from airport to center||600||28.46||20.59||22.26|
|Ten-minute taxi ride||180||8.54||6.18||6.68|
|One-hour Thai massage||950||45.07||32.60||35.23|
|Twenty Marlboro cigarettes||82||3.89||2.81||3.04|
|30ml shot of tequila||80||3.80||2.75||2.97|
|One gram (0.035 ounces) of indica cannabis (illegal)||250||11.86||8.58||9.27|
Last Updated: March 2009
1 USD = 21.08 CZK
1 GBP = 29.14 CZK
1 EUR = 26.96 CZK
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