Living Costs in the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (EU), but it does not use the EU euro as its currency. The Czech currency is the Czech crown (CZK), known as Koruna. Living costs in the Czech Republic are considered to be affordable – especially for a EU country with high standards of living. Thanks to cheap public transportation, healthcare and entertainment, the Czech Republic is among the most affordable European Union countries.
For students, the average cost of living in the Czech Republic ranges from 350 to 750 USD per month. This includes accommodation, public transport, meals and culture. However, the average expenses may differ accordingly to each city and everyone’s lifestyle.
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List of the average prices in the Czech Republic:
|Restaurant meal||160 CZK|
|Cafeteria lunch||70 CZK|
|Beer at a pub||40 CZK|
|Loaf of bread||20 CZK|
|1.5 l of mineral water||15 CZK|
|1 kg of apples||30 CZK|
|Private room in a shared student dormitory||4 000 CZK/month|
|Private room in a shared flat||7 000 CZK/month|
|Private flat||15 000 CZK/month|
|Cinema ticket||150 CZK|
|Museum admission||70 CZK|
|Fitness centre admission||from 100 CZK|
|Bus ride||30 CZK|
Additionally, students enjoy a great amount of discounts and benefits across the whole country if they hold a student card. One of the options for students coming to study in the Czech Republic is obtaining the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) which applies in and out of the country and gives its cardholders student discounts for restaurants, transportation, cinemas, exhibitions and galleries.