Czech Republic vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Czech Republic United States
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1007
$2112
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2325
$4790
🏠 One person rent
$573
$1325
🏘️ Family rent
$928
$2220
🍽️ Food expenses
$281
$543
🚐 Transport expenses
$56
$98.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1320
$4139
💸 GDP per capita
$22933
$63207
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
78.2
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
54
67
🌐 English speaking %
27%
95.5%
🎓 Higher education
89
100
😀 Quality of life
69
75
🏙️ Population
10.5M
331M

The average cost of living in the Czech Republic ($1007) is 52% less expensive than in the United States ($2112). the Czech Republic ranked 64th vs 6th for the United States 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 2 months in the United States. Ranked 34th and 23rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Czech Republic vs the United States

We calculate prices for the Czech Republic and the United States as a population-weighted mean of 58 and 2202 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 United States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.41
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.59
$8.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$5.32
 Cappuccino
$2.25
$4.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.39
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$495
$1410
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$418
$1088
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$2466
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$685
$1870
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$187
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.2
$65.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.01%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4209
$5500
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3002
$2943
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.98
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.8
$64.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.8
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.99
$2.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$3.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$3.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.96
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.62
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$4.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
$4.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.6
$4.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.49
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.33
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.78
$3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.05
$8.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.31
$8.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.92
$5.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.58
$3.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.1
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.5
$41.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.61
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38.6
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.8
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$69.4
$46
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.5
$80.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$386
$1076
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8353
$14606

Cities Comparison in the Czech Republic vs the United States

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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 the United States

City Cost of living Population
New York City
$3563
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2865
3.98M
Chicago
$2384
2.75M
Houston
$1955
2.2M
San Diego
$2797
1.39M
Philadelphia
$2361
1.58M
San Jose
$2722
1.03M
Phoenix
$2374
1.61M
Dallas
$2268
1.3M
San Antonio
$1773
1.44M
Seattle
$2734
745K
Austin
$2219
913K
Charlotte
$2038
875K
Boston
$2911
693K
Denver
$2384
716K
Washington
$2664
690K
Columbus
$1891
914K
Jacksonville
$1860
881K
Indianapolis
$1868
863K
Hempstead
$2665
793K
Fort Worth
$1908
812K
San Francisco
$3415
882K
Nashville
$2209
668K
Baltimore
$1988
622K
Louisville
$1606
760K
Memphis
$1641
633K
Portland
$2363
653K
Oakland
$3240
391K
Albuquerque
$1617
565K
Milwaukee
$1755
600K