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    Dike Barnabas

    Housing and living cost in Czech republic

    Many people are sure that living costs in the Czech Republic are much more expensive than living in their countries, but this is a myth. Let’s look closer to the student life in the Czech Republic.

    First, there is a system of student bonus, which you may use if you have a study confirmation or an ISIC card. The ISIC system operates in more than 100 countries, the card provides discounts and travel benefits, discount for the trips to the cinema and gallery, discount for transport in and out of the Czech Republic.

    Even if you’re studying in your home country or abroad, the choice to study can be an expensive one. Not only are there tuition fees to think of, but also the everyday cost of living, including the cost of housing, food, and leisure activities.

    The Czech Republic is a very economical country compared to other countries in Europe. We have detailed in general living and housing costs so you can get a good idea of what you would be paying as a student in the Czech Republic.

    The most common choice for students to live is in dormitories. In Czech Republic most universities offer foreign students the opportunity to live on campus in student accommodations owned by the universities themselves.

    If you fancy a little more space, you can also rent a private apartment or single room in a shared flat for a low price.

    The amount of money you will pay for food vary from 4,000-8,000 CZK monthly. The most economical option is to buy the items and cook at home which will take you up to 150-200 EUR.

    In the Czech Republic, it is easy to find food in good quality and quantity at an affordable price. Groceries tend to be cheaper as well. So, if you’re a student on a tight budget, think of limiting the number of meals you eat out, and go food shopping instead.

    Students can eat at Mensa (student dining room) twice a day, with an average lunch / dinner fee of 2-3 EUR, If you have an ISIC card.

    The average bill for lunch in a café or restaurant is 200 CZK (8 EUR), a luxury option for those who are ready to spend more than 7,000 CZK per month (280 EUR).

    Expect to pay the following rent per month:

    Student Dormitory (room with roommates, normally 2 people in a room) – around 120 USD

    Private Room – around 250 USD

    2-3 Bedroom Private Apartment – around 500 to 800 USD

    These prices are most likely to vary depending on the location. If you are living in a big or populous city like Prague, you can expect to pay more.

    Prices are different based on your location, but on average, you should budget to spend between 350 to 750 USD per month (290-620 Euros/7600-16200 Czech Crowns). This amount should easily cover meals, accommodation, transportation, and extracurricular activities.

    Before moving abroad to study, it’s necessary that you have a budget in mind. Consider whether you will live in student accommodations, shared room, or be able to work on a student permit.

    luckily, the Czech Republic has a considerably lower average cost of living compared to other popular European study abroad destinations. Therefore, it’s an affordable option for international students!

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