Living costs in the Czech Republic are considered to be affordable. The average living costs of students is generally about 500 - 600 EUR (12 500 - 15 000 CZK) per month, including meals, accommodation in single room, public transport and culture. Of course, prices may vary according to your accommodation, lifestyle and spending habits.

The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, but does not use the euro as its currency. The Czech currency is the Czech crown (CZK). You can exchange money in a bank or bureaux de change. Alternatively you can pay with an international banking card or credit card.

What are the prices in the Czech Republic?


Dairy products:10–30 CZK / 0.5–1.4 USD
Loaf of bread: from 20 CZK / 0.9 USD
1 kg of chicken breast: from 100 CZK / 4.4 USD
1 kg of apples: 20–50 CZK / 0.9–2.2 USD
1.5 l of mineral water: around 15 CZK / 0.7 USD

Dining Out

Pizza in a pizzeria: from 100 CZK / 4.4 USD
Restaurant meal: from 130 CZK / 5.7 USD
Fast-food menu: 130 CZK / 5.7 USD
Big Mac: 79 CZK / 3.5 USD

Prague Public Transport

Prague has the underground, trams and buses, and you can pay for all of them at once with a pre-paid tariff on one card. Only four cities across the globe have better public transport than Prague. The public transport is usually on time and once you learn how to make sense of the timetables, it’s a peace of cake.

Monthly Prepaid Ticket: 550 CZK / 24 USD
Individual Ticket: 24 - 32 CZK / 1 - 1,4 USD