Brno is a top student city

Not too big and not too small, affordable, full of exciting opportunities, lively events, cafés and most importantly – full of students. That´s Brno!

  • World-class education
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Overall safety
  • 65,000 university students

How much does a life in Brno cost?

The cost of living in the Czech Republic is much lower than in the older EU member states, and you will be able to live comfortably without spending a small fortune.

The Czech crown (in Czech “koruna”), abbreviated as Kč (CZK), is the official currency of the Czech Republic. The crown is formally divided into hellers (haléř), which are no longer in use, but are shown in prices and rounded off to the nearest crown. The approximate conversion rate is 100 CZK = 3.80 EUR or 26 CZK = 1 EUR. Coins come in several denominations (1 Kč, 2 Kč, 5 Kč, 10 Kč, 20 Kč and 50 Kč) as do banknotes (100 Kč, 200 Kč, 500 Kč, 1,000 Kč, 2,000 Kč and 5,000 Kč). Most supermarkets, shops, restaurants and institutions accept payment cards.

Check Brno’s prices on NUMBEO and make sure you’ve got your student budget on track.

Selected prices:

Public transport in Brno  – 17 EUR per month (student fare), lunch at the university canteen – 2.70 EUR, pizza at a restaurant – 7 EUR, beer at a pub – 2 EUR, cinema ticket – 8 EUR


There is an excellent public transport system in Brno with bus, tram and trolleybus lines including night bus lines. Students are entitled to a reduced transport fare based on the confirmation of study issued by Brno Public Transport Company. In the case of one-off trips, you can simply tap your payment card on the reader in each vehicle.

Timetables can be found at each stop and online at
You can use BrnoiD to pay for municipal services, including public transport. More info at For more information about the public transport system, travelling by car or by bike, and about intercity transport, visit

The Brno area and the entire country are serviced by a large bus and train network. You can travel for a reduced price if you show your International Student Identity Card. Information about bus and train timetables can be found here.

Regiojet – trains and buses for trips around the Czech Republic and abroad

Flixbus – buses for trips around the Czech Republic and abroad

České dráhy – trains for trips around the Czech Republic and abroad


  • Erasmus Student Network of Mendel University in Brno (former ISC MENDELU) is a non-profit association run by volunteers.
  • ESN MENDELU is part of ESN CZ and ESN International.
  • Established in 2007, ESN takes care of incoming foreign students who come to Mendel University under various exchange programmes from all over the world.
  • It is formed by an union of students from all faculties of  Mendel University.
  • ESN offers buddy system (for one incoming ESN finds one local student, who can show him/her in person how to live in Brno and help with every day issues)
  • ESN MENDELU provides:
    • help with everyday problems and needs exchange students may face before, during and after their arrival to Brno
    • help to make students stay in a new environment more enjoyable,
    • ways around the city and assist students with all necessary errands.
  • ESN organizes various cultural, sport and social events targeted on both Czech and foreign students aiming to integrate newcomers into the university life, to offer them meaningful use of leisure time as well as to highlight the presence of foreign students to locals and to promote exchange programmes (eg. Erasmus+ programme, Bilateral agreements). 
  • Incoming Erasmus students can look forward to many activities throughout the whole semester prepared by ESN MENDELU. 
  • ESN organizes more than 40 events per year which can be divided into six main categories: trips, sport, party, social, cultural and the last category is beer related.
  • more information at