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Pardubice, Czechia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Pardubice, Czech Rep. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Pardubice?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Pardubice, they said:

"Pardubice is a city in the Czech Republic, known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. The official language is Czech, but English is also widely spoken, especially among the younger generation and in the business sector. The cost of living in Pardubice is relatively low compared to other European cities, with affordable housing, food, and transportation. The city has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses and trains, making it easy to get around. Pardubice is home to a number of international schools, making it a suitable place for expats with children. The city has a continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers, so appropriate clothing is necessary depending on the time of year. Pardubice is known for its gingerbread, horse racing, and the Great Pardubice Steeplechase, one of the toughest and oldest cross country horse races in the world. The city is also home to a number of festivals and cultural events throughout the year, providing plenty of opportunities for entertainment and socializing. Healthcare in Pardubice is of a high standard, with both public and private healthcare facilities available. The city is safe, with a low crime rate, but like any city, it's always important to be aware of your surroundings and take basic safety precautions. Pardubice is a great place for outdoor activities, with numerous parks, nature reserves, and cycling paths. The city is also home to several universities and research institutions, making it a hub for education and research. Expats should be aware that while the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, it does not use the Euro as its currency, but the Czech koruna. Finally, it's important to note that the Czech people are known for their reserved nature, so don't be surprised if they seem a bit distant at first. They are, however, very friendly and welcoming once you get to know them," remarked one expat who made the move to Pardubice.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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