Living in Czechia
Last updated on Mar 16, 2023
Summary: The approximate population of Czech Rep is 10.7 million people. The largest cities in Czech Rep are Prague (1.3 million people), Brno (380,000 people), Ostrava (310,000 people), and Plze? (170,000 people). Expats love living in Czech Rep for its rich culture, beautiful architecture, and vibrant nightlife. People describe life in Czech Rep as relaxed and laid-back, with a strong sense of community. Popular foods in Czech Rep include goulash, dumplings, and schnitzel. Other popular dishes include sví?ková (beef sirloin in cream sauce), smažený sýr (fried cheese), and bramboráky (potato pancakes). The cons of living in Czech Rep include the language barrier, the lack of job opportunities, and the cold winters. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500-$2,000 per month. This includes rent, utilities, groceries, and other expenses.
What do I need to know about living in Czechia?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Czechia, they said:
"Before retiring in Czechia, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, as English is not widely spoken. It is also important to research the cost of living in the area, as prices can vary significantly from city to city. Additionally, expats should be aware of the healthcare system in Czechia, as it is not covered by most international health insurance plans. Finally, expats should research the visa and residency requirements for staying in Czechia, as these can vary depending on the length of stay," remarked one expat living in Czech Rep.
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