Cost of living

The cost of living in the Czech Republic is much lower than in the old EU member states and you will be able to live comfortably without spending large sums.

The Czech crown (in Czech “koruna”), abbreviated as Kč (CZK) is the official currency of the Czech Republic. The crown is formally divided into hellers (haléř), which are no longer in use. They are shown in prices and rounded off to the nearest crown. The approximate conversion rate is 100 CZK / 3,80 EUR or 26 CZK / 1 EUR. Used coins are 1 Kč, 2 Kč, 5 Kč, 10 Kč, 20 Kč and 50 Kč; used banknotes are 100 Kč, 200 Kč, 500 Kč, 1 000 Kč, 2 000 Kč and 5 000 Kč. Although the Euro is occasionally accepted by some restaurants, hotels and shops, the Czech crown is generally the only currency that can be used. Most supermarkets, shops, restaurants and institutions accept payment cards. There are many cash machines located especially in the city centre and in the campus.

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Selected prices

Private room in a flat (month) – from 220 EUR
Public transport in Brno  – 11 EUR per month (student fare)
Lunch at university canteen – 2,50 EUR
Dinner at a restaurant – 4,7 EUR
Pizza at a restaurant – 5 EUR
Beer at a pub – 1.15 EUR
Loaf of bread – 0.90 EUR
1 l of milk – 0.80 EUR
Yoghurt – 0.50 EUR
1 kg of potatoes – 0.90 EUR
1 kg of apples – 1 EUR
Cinema ticket – 6.70 EUR


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