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Cost of Living in Zlin

Understanding the the cost of living in Zlin helps a newcomer what to expect when it comes to apartment or house hunting, grocery shopping, transportation, dining out, utilities and more.
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Category Details Cost
Apartment Rentals 1-bedroom apartment in city center 10,000 – 12,000 CZK per month
1-bedroom apartment outside city center 7,000 – 9,000 CZK per month
Apartment Purchases Price per square meter in city center 35,000 – 45,000 CZK
Price per square meter outside city center 25,000 – 35,000 CZK
Transportation One-way local transport ticket 20 CZK
Monthly local transport pass 550 CZK
Gasoline (1 liter) 30 CZK
Taxi (1 km) 20 CZK
Groceries Milk (1 liter) 16 CZK
Bread (500g) 25 CZK
Rice (1 kg) 30 CZK
Chicken breasts (1 kg) 120 CZK
Restaurants Meal at an inexpensive restaurant 120 CZK
Three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant 600 CZK
Fast food meal (e.g. McDonald’s) 150 CZK
Utilities Basic utilities (electricity, heating, cooling, water, garbage) for an 85m2 apartment 3,000 – 4,500 CZK per month
Internet (60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, cable/ADSL) 400 – 600 CZK per month
Mobile phone (1 minute of prepaid mobile tariff, no discounts or plans) 2 CZK
Private School Tuition Preschool 3,000 – 5,000 CZK per month
Elementary School 5,000 – 10,000 CZK per month
Middle School 10,000 – 15,000 CZK per month
High School 15,000 – 20,000 CZK per month
Please note that the costs provided above are approximate and may vary depending on various factors such as location, time of the year, and individual preferences. It is always a good idea to research and compare prices before making any decisions.

Monthly Budget for Retirees in Zlin

“The cost of living in Zlinublic is considered to be relatively affordable compared to other European cities. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center is quite reasonable, while outside the city center, it is even cheaper. The cost of utilities such as electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage is also quite low.When it comes to groceries, prices are moderate. Items like bread, milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables are quite affordable. Eating out at an inexpensive restaurant is also reasonably priced, while a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant can be a bit more expensive.Public transportation in Zlin is quite affordable, with monthly passes priced reasonably. Gasoline prices are a bit high, similar to other European countries. Healthcare in Zlin is of good quality and is affordable. Fitness club and sports activities fees are also reasonably priced.Overall, the cost of living in Zlin is lower than in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and much lower than in many Western European cities. However, it’s important to note that salaries in Zlin are also generally lower,” said one expat living in Zlin.

Can I live in Zlin on $1,500 a month?

“I’ve been living in Zlinublic for a while now, and I can tell you that it’s definitely possible to live comfortably on $1,500 a month, but you’ll have to make some sacrifices. First, you’ll need to find an affordable apartment in a cheaper neighborhood. I’d recommend looking in areas like Prštné, Malenovice, or Kudlov. These neighborhoods are a bit further from the city center, but they offer more affordable housing options. You can expect to pay around $400-$600 a month for a one-bedroom apartment in these areas.On the other hand, I’d avoid neighborhoods like Štípa, Št?pánovice, or the city center, as these areas tend to be more expensive. Rent in these neighborhoods can easily go up to $800-$1,000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment.As for other expenses, you’ll need to be mindful of your spending on groceries, transportation, and entertainment. Groceries can be quite affordable if you shop at local markets and discount stores like Lidl or Penny Market. You can expect to spend around $200-$300 a month on groceries if you cook most of your meals at home.For transportation, I’d recommend using public transportation, which is quite affordable and efficient in Zlin. A monthly pass for public transportation costs around $25. If you prefer to drive, keep in mind that gas prices can be quite high, so it’s best to use your car sparingly.When it comes to entertainment, there are plenty of affordable options in Zlin. You can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking or biking in the nearby nature reserves, or visit local museums and galleries, which often have free or low-cost admission. Eating out can be affordable if you stick to local pubs and restaurants, where you can find meals for around $5-$10. However, if you’re used to dining at high-end restaurants or frequenting bars and clubs, you’ll need to cut back on these activities to stay within your budget.In summary, living comfortably on $1,500 a month in Zlin is possible, but you’ll need to make some sacrifices and be mindful of your spending. By choosing an affordable neighborhood, shopping smartly for groceries, and enjoying low-cost entertainment options, you can make it work,” commented an expat living in Zlin.

Can I live in Zlin on $3,500 a month?

“I’ve been living in Zlinublic for a while now, and I can tell you that it’s definitely possible to live comfortably on $3,000 a month, even if you’re used to modern amenities. However, there might be some sacrifices you’ll have to make to ensure you stay within your budget.Firstly, you’ll want to choose an affordable neighborhood to live in. I’d recommend looking into areas like Mladcová, Kudlov, or Malenovice. These neighborhoods offer a good balance between affordability and access to modern amenities. On the other hand, you might want to avoid more expensive neighborhoods like Lesna or Zlin-centrum, as the cost of living there can be significantly higher.When it comes to transportation, you might have to rely more on public transport, which is quite efficient and affordable in Zlin. Owning a car can be expensive, especially when you factor in fuel, insurance, and maintenance costs. So, using public transport or even biking can help you save money.Eating out can also be a bit expensive, especially if you’re used to dining at high-end restaurants. However, there are plenty of affordable local eateries where you can enjoy delicious Czech cuisine without breaking the bank. Cooking at home and shopping at local markets can also help you save money on food expenses.Entertainment and leisure activities might be another area where you’ll have to make some sacrifices. While there are plenty of affordable or even free activities to enjoy in Zlin, such as visiting parks, museums, or attending local events, you might have to cut back on more expensive hobbies or outings.Overall, living in Zlin on a $3,000 a month budget is doable, but it will require some adjustments and sacrifices. By choosing an affordable neighborhood, relying on public transport, and being mindful of your spending on food and entertainment, you can enjoy a comfortable life in this beautiful city,” said one expat living in Zlin.

Can I live in Zlin on $5,000 a month?

“I’ve been living in Zlinublic for a while now, and I can tell you that it’s definitely possible to live comfortably on $5,000 a month, even if you’re used to modern amenities. In fact, you might not have to make too many sacrifices at all. Zlin is a relatively affordable city compared to other European cities, so your budget should be more than enough to cover your living expenses.When it comes to housing, you can find some really nice apartments in the city center for around $800 to $1,200 a month. These apartments are usually modern and well-equipped, so you won’t have to compromise on comfort. If you’re looking for something even more affordable, you can check out neighborhoods like Malenovice or Prštné, where you can find apartments for around $600 to $800 a month. I would recommend avoiding the more expensive neighborhoods like Lesna or Kudlov, as they might not fit within your budget.As for other expenses, groceries and eating out are quite affordable in Zlin. You can expect to spend around $200 to $300 a month on groceries, and eating out at a decent restaurant will usually cost you around $10 to $15 per meal. Public transportation is also quite cheap, with a monthly pass costing around $25.In terms of entertainment and leisure activities, there are plenty of options in Zlin that won’t break the bank. You can catch a movie at the local cinema for around $5, or visit one of the many museums and galleries for a small entrance fee. There are also plenty of parks and outdoor spaces where you can enjoy some fresh air and exercise for free.Overall, I think you’ll find that living in Zlin on a $5,000 a month budget is not only doable, but also quite comfortable. You might have to make a few small adjustments, like choosing a more affordable neighborhood or cutting back on eating out, but you’ll still be able to enjoy a high quality of life without sacrificing too much,” commented an expat living in Zlin.

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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