Living & Housing in Prague
Prague – a wonderful place to live
The independence, the adventure of getting to know a completely different city, and, specially, of meeting people from, literally, all over the world – it is enriching and exciting.
Alexandra Prates, Portugal, a student of General Medicine at the Second Faculty
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, situated in the ‘Heart of Europe’, with 1.3 million inhabitants. It is the biggest industrial, commercial and financial center in the country. Also, Prague is known as a beautiful historic town and a cultural, social and politic center of European importance. It is also the seat of the most important national and state cultural institutions with long traditions – Prague Castle, Charles University, National Theater, National Museum etc.
There is no doubt that you will find Prague very attractive, easy to live in and still relatively inexpensive. The living costs in the Czech Republic are on average comparable to those of other Central and Eastern European countries.
Approximate living costs in Prague per year
|Accommodation (dormitory)||€ 1,770|
|Public transport||€ 135|
|Total (average) per year||€ 5,100|
Prices for accommodation vary depending whether you use student halls of residence or rent privately and whether you share a flat. The final expenditure per month, of course, will depend on your personal spending habits.
For more information visit the Prague Information Service.
Accommodation in student halls of residence
Are you a newly admitted student and would like to book a room or bed? We are happy to manage that for you.
To arrange the accommodation (including issuing accommodation letters) takes usually 7 to 10 working days.
See a detailed guide and contact us at .
Accommodation for the first year students can be arranged in the Charles University Halls of Residence. The student halls are located across Prague and easily accessible by public transport. Students are accommodated in pleasant single and double-bed rooms with their own kitchenettes, or they have access to large shared kitchens on the same floor (kitchenware is not provided). Bed linen and towels are supplied and rooms serviced regularly. The monthly cost is approximately €190.
Note that the halls of residence housing capacity is limited and allocation of the rooms is completely in the hands of the Halls of Residence Headquarters. Therefore, it is advisable to apply for accommodation in good time.
Renting/sharing a flat or room
Of course, you can rent or share a flat or room and enjoy living in privacy. There is a lot of various agencies and websites available to you. Note that agencies aimed at foreigners usually charge more, but may provide more comprehensive services.