Living & Housing in Prague

Prague – a wonderful place to live

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.

"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

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 

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.

Accommodation (dormitory) € 2,500
Food € 2,000–3,000
Public transport € 135
Books € 158
Total (average) per year € 5,100
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Excellent transport connections

From the faculty, the centre of Prague is reached within 15 minutes by Metro. The Metro station exit leads directly to the entrance of the faculty.

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 @email.

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.

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 €210.

Students halls most popular among international students

Just eight minutes by bus and within walking distance


Na Větrníku

Popular for the sights of Hradčany, Petřín and Malá Strana districts


With the famous Hvězda club


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.

Last update: 13. 3. 2023 / Věra Hall
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