Expatriate Community in the Czech Republic

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Ranking of Cities

Cost of Living
Cost of living in the Czech republic is relatively low in comparison to EU countries but this differences are decreasing.
Quality of Life
The Czech Republic ranks 20th of 55 countries in the worldwide quality-of-life index and has the best result among the countries of Central and Eastern European. In general the quality of life significantly grew up in recent ten years. Cities spent much money in development urban areas especially in brownfield regeneration and green areas widening.
Sanitary Conditions
Sanitary conditions are very good. Czech towns have rather good system of waste management.
For Further Information
Czech.cz, The official website of Czech Republic
To know the quality of life

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Renting an Apartment

Description of Apartments
Standard housing unit has a water supply, proper bathroom facilities proper toilet facilities. More than four-fifths of housing units have central heating, three-thirds are connected to the sewer system and almost two-thirds have a gas supply. Prague and all larger cities in the CR boast a wide range of rented furnished and unfurnished housing for expatriates and their families, ranging from centrally-located apartments to spacious villas in leafy suburbs.
Normal Lease Term
At least one three months; maximum not restricted.
Rental Costs
Cost of reservation is usually 1 month?s rent. Deposit is usually 1 month?s rent. Hand-over of the keys is usually at the same time as contract signature and paying down the deposits. Guarantee is not needed.
Agencies or Private Rentals
Many real estate agencies offer relocation services for a charge of one to two months? rent. They are very useful; they control majority of real estates market and have more offers.
Rental Agency Websites
Sting (only in czech)
Mexx (only in czech)
Honzik (only in czech)
Private Rentals Announcements Online
SReality (only in czech)
Other Possibilities For Accommodation
Hostels for workers are developed, but usually they are occupied by low-income workers.

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School System

School Level
The Czech education system is based on a long tradition beginning in 1774, when compulsory school attendance was instituted. Currently, there are all types of education? ? starting with preschool (usually from 3-6 years), through elementary, which is obligatory (from 6-16 years), secondary (4 years), university and postgraduate and ongoing education (4-6 years).
International Schools
Click here to see the complete list of international schools.
For Further Information
Ministry of education, youth and sport
Education and Studying information

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Health System

Quality of Healthcare
Very good
International Hospitals
Top Moravia Health (only in czech), International Clinic - Prague, GHC Healthcare, Canadian Medical Care
Health Insurance
Click here for more information.
Accessibility of the Health Insurance Network to Foreigners
Health System Insurance Body
Health Ministry
Ministry of health

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