Purchasing Power
for Czechia

Purchasing Power
for Czechia

Purchasing Power describes the disposable income of populated areas across Czechia. It is a key indicator for sound location and sales territory planning.

Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power for Czechia

This Purchasing Power data product describes the disposable income of households (before taxes) in populated areas within Czechia and an extensive range of other countries. It is an important indicator of consumer potential and a key planning tool for optimising market location and understanding sales territories. This product allows you to explore regional markets with increased precision. Consistent and comparable data, with seamless transitions across borders, make this product ideal for international projects.

Purchasing Power for Czechia can be purchased on its own or bundled with GIS polygon data for administrative regions, postcodes and small areas. This effective combination will allow you to perform enlightening analysis supported by stunning visualisations.

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Flag of CzechiaCzechia – Statistical Districts

Number of Regions
Avg Population / Region
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country situated in Central Europe and bordered by Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. The capital city is Prague.
Over the centuries, it has had a history of acquisition by other European empires, culminating in Hitler’s violent takeover in 1938. Post-war, it experienced over forty years of communist rule. The dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993 and ensuing “velvet divorce” resulted in the separate states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
It is a unitary parliamentary republic, divided into fourteen administrative regions. Czechia has a robust democratic tradition and the majority of the population lives in towns and cities.
As the first former Eastern Bloc state to be declared a developed economy Czechia has an advanced, high-income economy. It ranks ahead of USA, UK and France in the World Bank Human Capital index.
The service sector accounts for around 60% of the economy, including tourism and Prague is the world’s fifth most visited city. This is followed by industry, particularly automotive, and a small proportion of agriculture.
It is culturally a very rich nation, with abundant heritage in the arts, music and architecture and sport. Its literary tradition played an important role during many years of oppression. It has a renowned film industry.
On the world stage, it is a member of the United Nations, NATO and the European Union.

Product details

Purchasing Power for Czechia
Administrative Postcode Small Area
Region Type Obce 5-digit Postcodes Statistical Districts
Number of Regions 6,258 2,670 53,306
Average Population/Region 1,700 4,000 200
Additional data variables available (described below):
Retail Spend1
Retail Turnover12
Retail Centrality123
Consumer Spend by Product Groups1

1 Includes population data
2 Only administrative municipalities with 10,000 and more inhabitants
3 Includes retail spend and retail turnover

Additional variables

Please see the table above for availability of the following additional variables.

Retail spend

Retail spend refers to the potential share for retailers of the purchasing power of households within a given populated area. It is calculated as general purchasing power, less fixed expenditure. High quality, proven retail spend data is available on a municipality, postcode and small area basis.

Retail turnover

Retail turnover refers to the turnover of local retail trade. In contrast to purchasing power and retail spend, retail turnover quantifies purchases at the consumers’ place of expenditure. High quality, proven retail turnover is available on a municipality, postcode and small area basis.

Retail centrality index

The retail centrality index describes the capacity of a given area to attach the retail spend of its own population, as well as incoming shoppers from other areas, to the local retail trade. Cities with a high ‘shopping appeal’ have a centrality index of over 100. This is because they attract more shoppers and retail spend from surrounding areas than they emit in return. The retail centrality index is available at municipality and postcode code level.

Consumer spend by product groups

Consumer spend by product group quantifies the expenditure by consumers on specific groups of goods or services.

Whilst purchasing power is the most commonly used indicator for a region’s potential, it is not necessarily the most appropriate planning tool for all goods and services, as for some, patterns of consumer behaviour do not relate exclusively to disposable income. In order to respond to the nuances of the market, the general purchasing power values have been enhanced and recalculated based on consumer spend for twenty product categories.

Product categories include: food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages, tobacco, clothing, footwear, furniture & furnishings (carpets and other floor coverings), household textiles, household appliances, glassware (inc. tableware & household utensils), tools and equipment for house and garden, routine household maintenance, medical products, appliances and equipment, consumer electronics (inc. photographic and IT equipment), durables for recreation and culture, toys and games (inc. hobby, sport, garden, pets), recreational and cultural services, newspapers (inc. books and stationery), catering services, personal care and jewellery (inc. clocks, watches and other personal effects).

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Data formats & delivery

Purchasing Power for Czechia is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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