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Living Expenses

The cost of living in the Czech Republic is on average comparable to that of other Central and East European countries. A single student is advised to have available approximately 8 500 – 10 000 CZK (approx. 330 – 400 EUR) per month to cover food, basic transport and accommodation.

Be aware that the level of rent varies depending on which part of Prague you live in, whether you use the University dormitory or private housing and if you share the apartment or not. The final cost of living, of course, depends on your personal spending habits.



Charles University offers accommodation in its dormitories and residence halls. There are 11 residence halls in Prague – you can find the complete list on the Charles University Dormitories and Refectories page.

The university dormitories offer an affordable accommodation for all Charles University students. They also give you the opportunity to meet other students and take advantage of various student facilities, specific to each dormitory. They usually have great location near the city’s public transport so you can get around Prague easily.

There are many different types of rooms you can book at all price points – you can expect the monthly costs to be anywhere between 100 euros to 400 euros based on which dormitory and type of room you want to book. You can find the price list on the Dormitories and Refectories website.

Since our Faculty is going to be moving to a new building (Pátkova 2137/5, 182 00 Praha 8-Libeň) during the summer of 2020, we especially recommend Student Residence 17. Listopadu (Kolej 17. Listopadu) which is located next to the new Faculty building. This dormitory offers accommodation in “apartment cells” where two rooms share common utilities such as kitchen and bathroom.

If you are enrolling in your first year at our Faculty, our Student Administration office will be happy to help you with your accommodation reservation at one of your preferred dormitories. Contact us at and we will send you a reservation form based on which we will communicate on your behalf with the university Dormitories and Refectories during the booking process.

If you choose to live outside the University premises, you may expect to pay high rent. Rents are paid monthly and vary dependent on the size, location in the city and the equipment already present in the apartment. According to the Study in Prague portal, you may pay anything from 500 – 650 EUR/570 – 740 USD for a 1+1 flat in the suburbs, or a 650 – 800 EUR/740 – 910 USD for the same flat in the more centre adjacent areas.

More information about accommodation options and relevant details is available here.

Public Transport

Prague public transport system consists of the metro, trams, city buses and the funicular to Petřín. The city is well-known for its efficient and interconnected system of public transport which allows for fast, easy, and ecological means of travel. The public transport system is a reliable and affordable way to travel around Prague. As a general rule of thumb, you can get anywhere within the city limits under an hour. You can find out more about public transit in Prague here.

Prague also offers a good starting point for further travel because of its central location and great connectedness to other Czech and European locations. All Czech cities, towns and many villages have their train stations and are interconnected well enough to make train travel a convenient way of getting from one place to another. Because Prague is a transport hub, you can also travel beyond Czech borders and easily visit Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, or Hungary, to name a few.


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Health Insurance

Students arriving from EU member states should ensure that they request a European health insurance card (EHIC) from their local health authorities before departure from their home countries. Nationals of E.U. countries who are staying temporarily in the Czech Republic are entitled to receive URGENT necessary medical treatment free of charge.

Non-EU students should ensure that they have private medical insurance or they must expect to pay cash for all medical care. We strongly urge all non-EU international students to consult with their medical insurance company prior to travelling abroad to confirm whether their policy applies to the Czech Republic and whether it will cover emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation.

Prague also has several clinics that cater to English-speaking clients and can provide a network of services from basic examination to accompanying a patient to the hospital. Please note, however, that these are usually commercially operated and may charge a high fee.

If you need to visit a general practitioner, gynecologist or dentist, you can go to the following health center:

  • Městská poliklinika Praha - Spálená 12, 110 00 Prague 1

    • tel.: +420 222 924 211;

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In case of emergency or accident use any hospital or health clinic. In the case of an urgent emergency call 112.

Last change: June 29, 2020 11:09 
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Faculty of Humanities

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182 00 Praha 8 - Libeň

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