How Much Does It Cost to Live In Brno?

Brno is the city in the Czech Republic where the history and the modern life are perfectly harmonized.

Here you might find the mix of music, architecture, some never sleeping nightclubs, and unique cafes and pubs.

Brno is the city of Christian music and jazz festivals, science and student life.

Interestingly, Brno has not been a popular tourist destination.

The prices here are affordable and you can live the life of a local.

You can get to Brno by train, by plane, by bus, by car or by taxi.

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Inexpensive restaurant in Brno offers a meal for $6.33 for one person.

If you go with a partner, a parent or a friend, the three-course meal for two can be bought at the price of $26.65 (we are talking about a mid-range restaurant).

McDonald’s or similar combo meal is much cheaper – $6.17.

A small bottle of imported beer costs $2.00 on average.



Most of the markets in Brno are selling either vegetables or some staff for home.

At present, local people prefer going to large supermarkets outside the city.

There you can buy food, clothes, shoes, hardware, like everything you need.

Yet, the prices at the markets do not differ much if we take the average figures.

A dollar can buy you a pound of apples, oranges, bananas, white rice, and a loaf of fresh white bread.



Are you thinking about buying a new car in Brno, the Czech Republic?

The prices are cheaper than in most European countries.

For instance, a new car like Volkswagen Golf (1.4, 90 KW) costs $18,657.63.

Toyota Comfort or a similar new vehicle is $18,970.20 (1.6l, 97kW).



Basic monthly utilities for 915 square feet apartment are $164.45 (electricity, water, cooling, heating, garbage).

One minute of prepaid mobile tariff without any plans or discounts costs $0.13.

60+ Mbps of the unlimited data Internet received via cable or ADSL can be acquired at the price of $20.88.

Sports and leisure


One seat in the cinema when the international film is on costs $8.00.

A monthly fee for one adult person going to the fitness club is $35.69.

Weekend hours on the tennis court for those who love this kind of sport are worth $10.56.

Clothing and shoes


A pair of Nike running shoes or equivalent new shoes in Brno can be bought at the price of $80.54.

If you are a woman who loves comfort and style, you can get yourself a summer dress in a chain store like Zara or H&M for $36.60.

Levis 501 jeans or similar go for $67.80 a pair.

If you are a man who loves the business style, you can afford yourself a pair of good leather business shoes for $92.04.

Rent per month


To rent an apartment in Brno, you should put away at least half of your average monthly salary.

One-bedroom apartment in the city center costs a little more than a minimum wage country-wide.

Three bedrooms in the downtown can be rented for $955.09, while the same place outside the city is worth $741.20.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Brno

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $6.33
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $1.55
Water (0.33 Liter) $1.07
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $3.00
Loaf Bread (500g) $0.92
Eggs (12) $1.95
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $1.11
Monthly Pass $24.43
Gasoline $5.36
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $164.45
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $0.13
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $20.88
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $35.69
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $10.56
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $8.00
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $67.80
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $36.60
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $80.54
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $571.63
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $461.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $943.07

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Brno?

Here in Brno, local people do not spend much on clothes and shoes.

It takes only 3.8% of their monthly income.

The most money is spent on food and beverages bought in the market or 30.7%.

People spend 0.6% more on transportation (monthly passes, one-way and round-trip tickets, taxis, etc.) than they do on restaurants (12.1% against 11.5%).

But they also spend 2.6% more on utilities (water, electricity, garbage, conditioning) than they do on sports and leisure (tennis, cinema, fitness).

Rent per month makes up 26.7%.


Brno: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

A fixed minimum salary for the citizens of Brno, the Czech Republic has remained untouched since 2018 and make $573.0 per employee.

At that, the apartment rental and mortgage is not affordable for many people.

The interest rate for the 20-year mortgage at a fixed price makes 2.39% yearly.

Average net salary per month without taxes is $1,095.55.

In all, the cost of living in Brno for a four-person family costs about $1,983 (rent excluded).

One person averagely spends $580 per month.

Brno is ranked 270th out of 440 cities in the world by cost of living.

Average Salary$1095.55
Minimum Wage$573.0
Mortgage Interest Rate2.39%

Cost of Living by City in Czech Republic

*Click the name of the city for more information.

City Cost of Living Index
Brno 44.59
Olomouc 41.27
Ostrava 40.55
Prague 48.02

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