International Cost of Living Calculator

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Czech Republic, All Areas

Czech Republic, All AreasThe Czech Republic is in Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria. The climate is temperate with cool summers and cold, cloudy, humid winters.

The official language is Czech. It belongs to the Western Slavonic group of languages. Learning a few basic words will be appreciated. Many young people speak English, while German is also widely spoken. Most people can speak Russian, but will refuse to do so. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of the Czech Republic is developed and industrialized. It is one of the most stable and prosperous of the post-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe.

In the Czech Republic, business is conducted relatively formally, albeit at a general slower pace compared to the west. It is advisable to address associates formally unless someone has invited you to use their first name. Expatriate business dress tends to be conservative. Most international business is conducted in English, however German can be useful.

The security risk for expatriates in Czech Republic is low. Risks include petty crime such as pickpocketing and car theft, particularly in Prague. Other risks include harassment by conservative groups, particularly of people belonging to visible ethnic and religious minority groups.

The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech Koruna (CZK). ATMs, and the use of debit and credit cards is generally acceptable.

The standard of healthcare in Czech Republic is reasonable, however costs of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of the Czech Republic is 10.6 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.9% for the Czech Republic as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Czech Republic is a flat rate of 15%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Czech Republic as at 1 April 2018 is low in comparison to other places in the world.

In Czech Republic, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Low
4) Education: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Low

Czech Republic is for example -27.3% cheaper than USA for groceries, -15.1% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 64.7% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Czech Republic is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Czech Republic for an expat from Australia, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (the Czech Republic) premium of 20% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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