Rent is cheap by German standards. Clean and tidy city good public transport. Like the rest of East Germany, it’s full of old people. If you’re under 40, don’t come here. Dresden is a mausoleum.
Pros and Cons of Living in Prague, Czech Republic
Pros of Living in Prague
Lots of fun stuff to do
Good air quality on average
Nomad List members liked going here a lot
Many Nomad List members here all year round
Spacious and not crowded
Very easy to do business
High quality of education
Roads are very safe
Great freedom of speech
Very safe for women
Very friendly to LGBTQ+
Cons of Living in Prague
Gets cold in the winter
Difficult to make friends
People don't speak English well
People smoking tobacco a lot
I visited Prague on more than one occasion and tried something new each time. I really wanted to enjoy it but unfortunately it turned out to be one of my least favourite cities. Perhaps it was just me, but there was an overwhelming sense of distrust and dislike towards foreigners, you have to try pretty hard to blend in if you want to experience the life of a local & avoid the tourism. I met some wonderful people and and there’s some cool communities to be part of, but another extended stay just isn’t for me.
My husband and I spent about 6 weeks testing Prague in Nov-Dec 2018 as we were considering it as a semi-permanent base of operations for the next year or two. Honestly it was great and we plan on leaving Malta where we have been for the past year. Pluses - transportation is very good and quite cheap tons of restaurants, lots to do. People are more reserved, perhaps even a bit suspicious, so I would not say it was an OVERLY welcoming vibe, however there are a lot of expats from the US, CA, UK and more, so I did meet some very nice people and there is a good Expat network there. Not very racially diverse, I noticed this very quickly. Language is somewhat of an issue - unlike say France or Spain where you can figure out some words - in Czech you won't have a clue. Overall though - 2 thumbs up for us!
Possibly the best city to live in Europe especially in the summer. It's clean, people are friendly, lots of cafes to work, fast internet, lots of Airbnb's, and it's relatively cheap.
Prague is super awesome it’s a very beautiful city. However, I have learned two things about Prague which I want to share with future travelers and nomads, they are: - Only use ATMs that has the word “Bankomat” on it, all the other ATMs have really high fees or commission and may even in some cases support organized crime. - if you need to call the police for some reason, because of e.g. robbery or physical injury, make sure to call the state police or ask for the state police and not the municipal police. The municipal police can be very corrupt and in some cases support organized crime. That’s my advice, take care.
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