Despite being part of the European Union, the Czech Republic has the Czech koruna (koruna) as its official currency, not the euro. Koruna, represented by the acronyms Kč and CZK (internationally), is available in banknotes of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 coins and can be purchased at currency exchange and ATMs around the city.
In fact, some establishments in Prague even accept the euro as a form of payment, however it is good not to count on it during your stay there, always having a sufficient amount of crowns in your wallet. Ah, well-known debit and credit cards are also widely accepted in this tourist destination.
Prices in Prague
Prices in the capital of the Czech Republic are usually much better than in other parts of Western Europe. Food, for example, is one of the items that are more affordable, in less touristy places, you pay around 150 CZK on a lunch menu.
The full dinner for two – in restaurants close to tourist attractions such as Old Town Square and Charles Bridge – should start at 500 CZK, including alcoholic beverages. Snacks such as the delicious and traditional bread with sausage and mustard or the super delicious Trdelník – sweet bread with sugar, baked on a spit – cost around 80 CZK (R $ 11) a unit.
Accommodation in Prague is also not usually as expensive as in European cities like Paris, London and Amsterdam. In addition, the city has a good public transport system, which allows visitors to stay in areas a little further away from the tourist center in order to save some Czech crowns on a daily basis. Make sure to make your reservation as far in advance (Where to Stay link).
It is quite possible that you can walk a lot in Prague, as the city is just perfect for pedestrians. But if you have to use local public transport, don’t worry, as the prices are good. A ticket worth 90 minutes, for example, costs 32 CZK, but for those who will use the service a lot, it may be more worthwhile to purchase the three-day pass, which comes out at 310 CZK. More information in Transportation.
The prices of Prague attractions are also not absurd and a good way to get to know a large number of sights and still save money is to acquire a card like the Prague Card or the Prague City Pass. With them, the visitor has free admission in some places and discounts in others, apart from the use of public transport (Prague card). Remembering that both can be purchased online.