Czech Republic

Last Update by Katie, 13 Jun 2024

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Exchange Rate

13 Jun 2024


Cost of Living

Indicative value for a working adult in a city: Prague

Publicly available data (Numbeo, etc..), verified by Marco’s in-country staff

Living Requirement Indicative Amount (CZK)
McDonalds Set Meal 199
Monthly Train and Bus Tickets 550
3 Bedrooms Rental (City Center) 44,511
3 Bedrooms Rental (Outskirt) 31,756

Current Inflation Rate



Minimum Wages

  • 18,900 CZK per month, or 112.50 CZK per hour

Median Salary

Estimated based on general positions such as HR, Accounting, Admin roles, in tier one cities.

Job Level Monthly Salary (CZK)
Fresh Graduate
5 Years
Experienced & Managerial Level
10 Years
Specialized & Senior-Level
15 Years

Annual Salary Growth


Statutory Contribution

Country Level

Type Employer Rates Employee Rates Notes
Health Insurance 9% 4.5% All staff
Social Security Insurance
(Covers Pension and Unemployment)
On income over 2,110,416 CZK per year
On income over 2,110,416 CZK per year
All staff
Sickness Insurance - 0.6% All staff

Other Benefit

Other common employment benefits in Czech Republic include:

  • Multisport card: Around 700 CZK per month
  • Meal vouchers: around 200 CZK per day
  • Home office allowance: around 4 CZK per hours

Income Tax


  • Tax period: 1st January - 31st December
    Filing Due Date: 1st April of the following year

Country Level

Taxable Income Rate
Up to 1,582,812 15%
Over 1,582,812 23%

State/Province Level

Not subject to income tax

Working Hours


40 hours
8 hours, 5 days per week

Typical practice

40 hours
Monday - Friday


No more than 8 hours per week; orf150 hours per year

  • Paid at 125% of salary
  • Night work or weekend work: From 22:00-0:600, 10% on top of regular pay
  • Public holidays: 100% regular pay or an extra day off is given

Employment Contract


Contract Format

Written form in Czech

Payroll Currency



Directors and managers: 6 months
All other staff: 3 months

Contract Period

No maximum duration.


  • Notice during probation:
    - No notice
  • Notice after probation:
    - 2 months (1st of the calendar month- end of the calendar month)
  • Mandatory severance for involuntary termination:
    - Under 1 year service: 1 month salary
    - 1 - 2 years year service - 2 months' salary
    - Over 2 years' service - 3 months' salary

Public Holiday

13 days

Country Level

Date Name
01 Jan New Year's Day
29 Mar Good Friday
01 Apr Easter Monday
01 May Labor Day
08 May Liberation Day
05 Jul Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
06 Jul Jan Hus Day
28 Sep Saint Wenceslas' Day
28 Oct Foundation of the Independent Czechoslovak State
17 Nov Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
24 Dec Christmas Eve
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Saint Stephen's Day


Leave Type Entitlement Notes
Annual Leave 20 working days - full time staff in private sector
25 working days - full time staff in the public sector
All staff with 60 working days' service with same employer
Sick Leave Up to 380 calendar days per year All insured staff
Maternity Leave 28 weeks – one child
37 weeks - multiple pregnancies
All expectant mothers
Paternity Leave 2 weeks New fathers caring for children under 7
Parental Leave Until the child is 3 years old All staff
Care Leave 9 working days- parents
16 working days - single parents
All staff
Long- Term Care Leave 90 calendar days All staff with ill family living at home needing day care for 30 days
Wedding Leave 2 working days All staff
Bereavement Leave Up to 3 working days All staff


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