Cost of Living

Every student has different needs and requirements, and therefore every student has a different cost of living. Accommodation is a major part of living costs. Rent for a room in a shared flat can cost from 7,500 CZK (290 EUR) to 10,000 CZK (390 EUR). Renting a studio ranges between 12,000 CZK (470 EUR) and 15,000 CZK (580 EUR) a month.

Food and drinks Costs Costs
Lunch at a canteen (for menu) around 90 CZK around 3.50 EUR
Pizza in a pizzeria from 110 CZK from 4.25 EUR
Lunch for one at a pub with drink from 130 CZK from 5.00 EUR 
Domestic beer (0.5 liter draught) from 35 CZK  from 1.35 EUR
Dairy products 15 - 30 CZK  0.58 - 1.16 EUR
A loaf of fresh bread from 25 CZK  from 0.97 EUR
1 kg of meat (chicken) from 125 CZK from 4.83 EUR
1 kg of apples from 35 CZK 1.35 EUR
1,5 l of mineral water  around 15 CZK  around 0.58 EUR
Student dormitory/monthly around 5,400 CZK around 200 EUR
Private room in flat/monthly from 7,500 CZK from 290 EUR
Private studio flat/monthly from 12,000 CZK from 470 EUR
Cinema ticket 190 - 230 CZK 7.34 - 8.89 EUR
Theatre ticket 150 - 500 CZK 5.80 - 19.32 EUR
Fitness centre/1hour from 100 CZK from 3.86 EUR
Swimming pool from 100 CZK from 3.86 EUR
Monthly pass - student 260 CZK 10.05 EUR

Study Supplies

Students get the basic study materials free of charge. Own study texts cost around 200 Czech crowns (around 7.40 EUR) each, but it is also necessary to consider purchasing other books. You can also use the service of the School, or the Internet sources of the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences.


Shopping in the city centre is very easy. Lots of shops offer everything you need: clothing, footwear, books, musical supplies, foods, groceries, presents and many other types of goods. In the suburbs, there are many hypermarkets and supermarkets (Albert, Tesco, Kaufland, Lidl etc.) and large shopping malls.

The opening hours of Czech shops vary, but the small shops are generally open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm during weekdays and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays, on Sundays small shops are usually closed. Supermarkets, hypermarkets and large shopping malls are open daily, usually from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.