The charming capital ranks 8th among the top 72 cities to live in for expats, according to ‘Expat City Ranking 2018′. On a European level, Prague ranks second. InterNations’ survey on Expat Insider has placed the Czech Republic as the third-best country for expats to work.
The capital city of Prague is the most expensive city in the country, and it is still cheaper than many European cities. Expats ranked Czechia seventh for cost of living out of 68 countries in InterNations’ most recent Cost of Living Index. Costs for alcohol, tobacco, and groceries are very low.
As you can see, the cost of living in Prague is a pretty affordable and very attractive place to live in. For those who aren’t good at math, a 1000 USD should be more than enough to comfortably spend a month in this city. If you haven’t been here, make sure to do so as soon as possible!
Aside from property crime, Prague is a relatively safe city . 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.
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.
Cost of Living in Prague
|Rent Per Month||Edit|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||19,017.95Kč|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||14,600.83Kč|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||33,094.29Kč|
Cost of Living in Prague, Czech Republic
|1 bedroom flat (40 m2) rent per month||650.00 USD|
|1 bedroom flat (40 m2) utilities per month||140.00 USD|
|2 bedroom flat (80 m2) rent per month||1,071.00 USD|
|2 bedroom flat (80 m2) utilities per month||215.00 USD|
Since Prague is the capital of Czech Republic and also the hub of many multinational companies, its average salaries are the highest in the country. Currently, the average salary in Prague is of around 30,000 CZK per month. Those are net figures and equivalent to slightly less than 1305 US dollars per month.
A pack of Marlboro cigarettes costs 84 CZK, a 0.5 L bottle of water 15 CZK, a loaf of bread 22 CZK, a litre of petrol costs around 32 CZK, and a cup of coffee in a city cafeteria is 45 CZK.
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. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Prague is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
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 , Czech Republic – The Czech Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jana Malacova announced earlier this week that the government will increase the monthly minimum wage by 1.150 crowns as of January 2019, bringing it from the current 12.200 crowns to 13.350 crowns per month (around 530 euros).
Strip Clubs Now, onto the stag do essentials. As mentioned earlier, New Town is brimming with strip clubs. It’s, unofficially, Prague’s ‘ Red Light District ‘ – boasting a bevy of beautiful Czech girls. Goldfingers is one of the most recognised spots in Wenceslas Square, set in a former theatre.
Clothes that you can wear during both day and night will be best. Consider jeans and a variety of light tops for the day walks. Prague is best explored on foot thus consider a solid pair or two of closed toed shoes. Add a light sweater or jacket to your for potentially chilly evenings.
Winter weather in Prague is cold, often below freezing. Snow is possible, though on average, the city sees an inch or less of precipitation in the months of December, January, and February. Visitors to the city during this time of year should bundle up.