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.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive. It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
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|
How much money will you need for your trip to Prague ? You should plan to spend around Kč2,040 ($95) per day on your vacation in Prague , which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.
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.
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.
Since the Czech Republic was established in 1993 its official currency has been Korunas (abbreviated as Kč ) sometimes also referred to as Czech crowns . Notes come in 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 denominations. There are also 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 coins.
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.
Rent in Czech Republic is, on average, 51.74% lower than in United States. Cost of Living in Czech Republic .
|Meal , Inexpensive Restaurant||140.00Kč|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||650.00Kč|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal )||140.00Kč|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||35.00Kč|
Representatives of small and medium-size breweries claim that low beer prices have nothing to do with national sentiment. It’s purely a marketing strategy, they say, to push the small breweries out of business, because smaller breweries have higher production costs.
The currency in Prague is the Czech Crown (CZK). Some hotels, shops and restaurants accept Euros as well, but many only take Czech Crowns. Czech Crown (CZK) currency converter. At current exchange rates 1000 CZK = £34/€38/$48.
A typical Czech breakfast consists of a slice of rye bread or a roll (rohlík) with a spread such as butter, jelly, or honey, or perhaps a slice of cheese or meat such as salami or ham. This versatile meal is an incredibly popular way to begin the day in the Czech Republic.
Examples of food prices in a tourist restaurant in the center of Prague . Steaks 7,9 USD = 170 CZK per 200gr. Salads 5,1 – 8,9 USD = 110 – 190 CZK for 200-400gr. Dishes with fish 7,9 – 10,7 USD = 170 – 230 CZK per 200g.
To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days . That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture.