Here are a few local Prague purchases to give you an idea of local item prices in Prague:
|THE PRICE OF:||PRICE CZK||$USD|
|Classic Czech meal at restaurant- meat, sauce, dumplings||140||6.1|
|Large sausage, bun and mustard at Wenceslas Square||40||1.7|
|500 ml of beer draft ( pint )||35||1.5|
|750ml bottle of wine good enough to bring to party||160||7.0|
Though the cheapest overall, Prague was, however, deemed the most expensive city in Europe to buy a bottle of Champagne, with the average bottle reportedly costing £55.
Almost anywhere else you’ll pay Czech beer prices , which will likely be $1 to $2.20 for a pint in a bar, less than that for 300 ml, and often 40 cents to 80 cents in a supermarket for a 500 ml can. Czechs are suspicious of bar pours without a lot of foam, so you’ll always have a big head on your beer .
The capital city of Prague is the most expensive city in the country, and it is still cheaper than many European cities . After Prague , the most expensive cities in the country are Brno and Olomouc. Global consulting firm Mercer’s Cost of Living Ranking places Prague 83rd out of 209 cities worldwide.
An average tourist will spend around 2500 CZK (100 EUR) per person per day . The lowest daily budget can be as low as 900 CZK if you stay at hostels, eat takeaways and use public transport. If you stay in private accommodation, eat at average restaurants but control your budget you can get by on 2500 CZK a day .
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
While meal prices in Prague can vary, the average cost of food in Prague is Kč489 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Prague should cost around Kč196 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner .
Tipping in the Czech Republic is commonly expected. Foreign visitors are often expected to tip at least 10%. (N.B. This practice holds true mainly in Prague and leading tourist “meccas” such as Cesky Krumlov, not in the general countryside, where foreigners are not expected to do anything more than locals.)
Other countries that can toast the new year on the cheap include New Zealand, the Czech Republic , and Germany. That the Czech Republic’s beer is cheaper than water in most bars led its health minister to call on restaurants and bars to offer at least one beverage at a lower cost than beer .
Beer is cheaper than water in restaurants and this is another reason why people prefer it to other drinks. It is said that the government can do anything unless they increase the price of beer . The pub is often the cultural center of many villages where people meet after work and when we are there we drink beer .
A new study by KPMG, based on data from 2014, reveals cigarettes in the Czech Republic are among the cheapest in Europe. While Czechs, on average, pay 75 crowns for a pack, in Norway, smokers more than three times as much.
For most of the tourists (I mean especially western Europeans, US) Prague should be cheaper (probably much cheaper ) than at home. But be careful, there are many places where they want your money and don’t shy to ask for two or three times higher prices than is common.
In Prague , a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. And at the tourist hotspots, restaurants in the centre, hotels, and gift shops, knowledge of the English language is taken for granted. On the other hand, do not expect much English from the Czech police officers or bus drivers.
Prague is famous for well-preserved castles, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, medieval squares, dreamy bridges, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. It’s known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets.