Kutna Hora, Czechia
Last updated on Jul 09, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Kutna Hora, Czech Rep. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know before moving to Kutna Hora?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kutna Hora, they said:
"Kutna Hora is a small city located in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, known for its rich history and stunning architecture. Before moving to Kutna Hora, expats should know that the official language is Czech, and while English is commonly spoken in tourist areas, it may not be as widely spoken in residential areas or by older generations. The cost of living in Kutna Hora is generally lower than in larger cities like Prague, but it's still important to budget carefully, especially if you plan on frequently traveling to other parts of Europe. The city is known for its historical sites, including the Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with human bones, and the Saint Barbara's Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Public transportation in Kutna Hora is reliable and affordable, with trains and buses connecting the city to other parts of the Czech Republic. The city has a temperate continental climate, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters, so expats should pack a variety of clothing to suit all seasons. Healthcare in the Czech Republic is of a high standard, but expats should ensure they have comprehensive health insurance, as free healthcare is only available to Czech citizens and permanent residents. The Czech Republic is part of the Schengen Area, so expats from other Schengen countries can move freely without a visa, but those from outside the area will need to apply for a visa or residence permit. Czech people are known for their love of beer, and Kutna Hora is no exception, with several local breweries and pubs to explore. Finally, while Kutna Hora is a safe city overall, like any place, it's important to take common-sense precautions to protect yourself and your belongings," said one expat who made the move to Kutna Hora.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Kutna Hora?
About the Author
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.
- What should I pack when moving to Kutna Hora?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Kutna Hora?
- Will I be able to find a job in Kutna Hora?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Kutna Hora appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Kutna Hora?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Kutna Hora accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Kutna Hora like?
- How are healthcare services in Kutna Hora?
- What are medical services in Kutna Hora like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Kutna Hora?
- What are emergency services like in Kutna Hora?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Kutna Hora?
- How are local medical facilities in Kutna Hora?
- As a foreigner living in Kutna Hora, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?