Czech Republic vs France - Cost of Living Comparison

Czech Republic France
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1007
$1363
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2325
$3344
🏠 One person rent
$573
$708
🏘️ Family rent
$928
$1318
🍽️ Food expenses
$281
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$56
$90.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1320
$2346
💸 GDP per capita
$22933
$39037
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
8.34
❤️ Life expectancy
78.2
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
54
71
🌐 English speaking %
27%
35.2%
🎓 Higher education
89
87
😀 Quality of life
69
74
🏙️ Population
10.5M
67.1M

The average cost of living in the Czech Republic ($1007) is 26% less expensive than in France ($1363). the Czech Republic ranked 64th vs 29th for France in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in the Czech Republic compared to 1.7 months in France. Ranked 34th and 26th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Czech Republic vs France

We calculate prices for the Czech Republic and France as a population-weighted mean of 58 and 151 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Czech Republic France
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.41
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28
$52.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.59
$9.27
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$5.58
 Cappuccino
$2.25
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.39
$2.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$495
$699
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$418
$557
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$1385
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$685
$1086
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$92.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$187
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.2
$30.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.01%
1.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4209
$5659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3002
$4292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.98
$1.72
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.8
$51.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.8
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.99
$1.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$3.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.96
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.62
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10
$17.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
$2.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.6
$2.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.49
$2.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.33
$7.56
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.78
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.05
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.31
$7.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.92
$3.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.58
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.1
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.5
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.61
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38.6
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.8
$17.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$69.4
$81.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.5
$88.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$386
$653
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8353
$9101

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Cities Comparison in the Czech Republic vs France

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Czech Republic

City Cost of living Population
Prague
$1245
1.28M
Brno
$1028
379K
Ostrava
$958
280K
Plzen
$952
169K
Liberec
$772
103K
Olomouc
$841
99.5K
Hradec Kralove
$1004
90.6K
Zlin
$867
73K
Ceske Budejovice
$1008
93.4K
Pardubice
$818
88.5K
Usti nad Labem
$799
90.4K
Havirov
$915
69.1K
Kladno
$864
66.9K
Most
$650
62.9K
Zizkov
$893
56.1K
Opava
$896
54.8K
Frydek-Mistek
$893
53.9K
Karvina
$921
49.9K
Jihlava
$911
50.1K
Mlada Boleslav
$999
41.9K
Decin
$872
47K
Jablonec nad Nisou
$801
44.6K
Prostejov
$885
43.1K
Karlovy Vary
$874
45.5K
Prerov
$1303
41.4K
Chomutov
$701
46.3K
Kolin
$864
32K
Trinec
$944
34.2K
Trebic
$859
34.4K
Smichov
$888
33.5K

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K