If we could sell our experiences for what they cost, we would all be millionaires -Abigail Van Buren
Unfortunately for many of us, our experiences are not lucrative, & we have to budget, save, and manage our finances.
When most people relocate to a new city, one of the first things they need to know is the cost of living..
The price to maintain our lifestyles in Brno/Czech Republic
The cost of many goods and services in the Czech Republic are pretty reasonable, especially if you are not in Prague. Perhaps people from the Czech Republic or Central/Eastern European countries feel differently than me though.. :)
Keep in mind that many “unnecessary” consumer goods like electronics, clothing, games, etc. are generally more expensive. (Especially in contrast to USA)
Of course all of these prices are estimations, depend where you are in the CR, and where about in your local Czech city.
1 USD – 19.22 CZK
1 EUR – 24.92 CZK
1 GBP – 30.61 CZK
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant – 90 CZK
Meal for 2, at a nice place for 3 courses – 500 CZK
Combo at Fast Food Restaurant – 120 CZK
Domestic Beer – 25 CZK
Pepsi/Coke – 27 CZK (I’ve been really surprised how much Pepsi instead of coke you see here)
Water – 20 CZK (but most Czechs just drink their tap water :))
Milk (1 liter) – 18 CZK
Loaf of Bread – 22 CZK
Apples (1 kg) – 25 CZK
Cheese (1kg) – 150 CZK (and it can be a lot more. Cheese is so expensive but so delicious.)
Chicken (1 kg) – 150 CZK
Eggs (10) – 40 CZK
Potatoes (1kg) – 12 CZK (Potatoes – delicious and cheap. A staple in everybody’s diet. :))
Bottle of wine – 65 CZK and up. This greatly ranges. Depends what you are looking for, but Czech Republic definitely has some cheap and delicious wine.
Cigarettes (Marlboro) – 85 CZK
Fitness Club (Month) – 900 CZK
Cinema for 1 – 160 CZK
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral – 15 CZK per person
Leisure can be expensive, but there so many things to see and do in Brno/Czech Republic that are cheap, free, or priceless :)
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre – 6,750 CZK
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre – 10,000.00 CZK
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre – 17,000 CZK
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre – 12,230 CZK
Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment – 2,314 CZK
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) – 400 CZK
– Remember, if you’re looking for an apartment in any shape, size, and price range, Foreigners.cz can find it for you! :)
Stay tuned for upcoming post on how to save money here in Brno & The Czech Republic :)
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