Czech Republic vs Germany - Cost of Living Comparison

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Czech Republic Germany
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1210
$1578
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2910
$3826
🏠 One person rent
$699
$847
🏘️ Family rent
$1306
$1574
🍽️ Food expenses
$346
$485
🚐 Transport expenses
$59.3
$112
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1444
$2905
💸 GDP per capita
$27223
$48718
😃 Human freedom index
8.38
8.37
❤️ Life expectancy
77.4
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
57
78
🌐 English speaking %
50.7%
56.3%
🎓 Higher education
89
93
😀 Quality of life
77
92
🏙️ Population
10.8M
83.1M

The average cost of living in the Czech Republic ($1210) is 23% less expensive than in Germany ($1578). the Czech Republic ranked 51st vs 27th for Germany in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in the Czech Republic compared to 1.8 months in Germany. Ranked 36th and 12th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Czech Republic vs Germany

We calculate prices for the Czech Republic and Germany as a population-weighted mean of 58 and 662 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 Germany
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.59
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.3
$61.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.97
$9.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.06
$4.37
 Cappuccino
$2.69
$3.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.48
$2.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$776
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$500
$601
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1307
$1550
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$992
$1198
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$150
$169
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$230
$260
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$45.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.85%
3.9%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4496
$5547
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3384
$4291
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.09
$3.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.4
$55.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.9
$23.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.68
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.01
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.4
$1.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.18
$2.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.77
$3.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.5
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.16
$15.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$16
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$2.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$2.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.83
$2.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.58
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.15
$5.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.18
$8.53
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.88
$9.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.88
$2.85
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.43
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$48.5
$35.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.61
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$62.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.8
$17.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$73.9
$86.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.7
$91.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$406
$422
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8480
$12425

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In the Czech Republic

City Cost of living Population
Prague
$1545
1.36M
Brno
$1177
396K
Ostrava
$1091
284K
Plzen
$1135
181K
Hradec Kralove
$1101
93.5K
Liberec
$1051
107K
Olomouc
$1053
102K
Ceske Budejovice
$1101
96.4K
Pardubice
$947
92.1K
Usti nad Labem
$924
92K
Zizkov
$1384
58.3K
Zlin
$1040
74.2K
Mlada Boleslav
$1159
45K
Most
$1131
63.9K
Kladno
$1204
68.4K
Havirov
$813
70.2K
Jihlava
$966
52.5K
Frydek-Mistek
$915
54.2K
Karvina
$893
50.2K
Opava
$940
55.5K
Prostejov
$1096
43.6K
Karlovy Vary
$974
49K
Smichov
$1394
35K
Chomutov
$1139
46.9K
Prerov
$923
41.6K
Jablonec nad Nisou
$1039
45.8K
Decin
$1033
47.2K
Ceska Lipa
$1074
37.3K
Kolin
$1029
33.3K
Pribram
$1131
32.7K

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$2044
3.68M
Hamburg City
$1908
1.85M
Munich
$2130
1.49M
Cologne
$1744
1.07M
Frankfurt
$1877
759K
Stuttgart
$1726
626K
Dusseldorf
$1773
619K
Essen
$1571
579K
Bremen City
$1591
563K
Dortmund
$1335
587K
Dresden
$1396
555K
Leipzig
$1392
625K
Hanover
$1568
553K
Nuremberg
$1608
511K
Duisburg
$1351
495K
Karlsruhe
$1871
307K
Mannheim
$1449
312K
Wuppertal
$1173
355K
Bonn
$1566
332K
Braunschweig
$1361
249K
Augsburg
$1818
296K
Bochum
$1474
363K
Halle
$1239
238K
Bielefeld
$1398
334K
Aachen
$1484
249K
Wiesbaden
$1705
279K
Munster
$1634
318K
Monchengladbach
$1493
261K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1285
232K
Magdeburg
$1322
236K