Here you will find the pros and cons of living in the country.
- Pro: Relatively cheap. If you were living in the European country before you will definitely find that prices in the Czech Republic are much lower. Since the country joined the EU, the real estate market has experienced a huge growth due to the huge number of foreigners.
- Con: Apartments for foreigners are often more expensive than those for locals. Most apartments available for foreigners are non-rent-controlled apartments, so they may be more expensive than those for locals. Almost all bargains are advertised in Czech. If you have decided to use a real estate agent’s services, you should expect to pay three times the rent – agent’s fee, security deposit and first month’s rent.
- Pro: Lots of outdoor activities. Thanks to the huge amount of visitors and expats, the social scene in the Czech Republic is diverse. In Prague you will find a wide variety of restaurants, bars and clubs. The Czech Republic is bordered by mountains with a well preserved forests where you can cycle around the countryside or hike during the summer.
- Con: Far from the sea. The Czech Republic is a landlocked country located in Central Europe, so it is far away from the ocean. Although there are many lakes and rivers, you will need to travel quite a long way to get to the sea.
- Pro: Crime rate is low. The Czech Republic is a relatively safe country. Crime rates are low and emergency numbers are available for foreigners who don’t speak Czech. Although there is an increasing number of pickpockets due to a huge number of tourists, the country is really safe.