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Prague, Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

How much does it cost to travel to Prague?

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How much money will you need for your trip to Prague? You should plan to spend around Kč1,067 ($49) per day on your vacation in Prague, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, Kč254 ($12) on meals for one day and Kč77 ($3.53) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Prague for a couple is Kč1,235 ($57). So, a trip to Prague for two people for one week costs on average Kč14,942 ($687). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Prague for one week usually costs around Kč7,471 for one person. So, a trip to Prague for two people costs around Kč14,942 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs Kč29,884 in Prague. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Prague can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Prague? How much money do I need for Prague?

How much does a trip to Prague cost? Is Prague cheap or expensive? The average Prague trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Prague prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Prague is Kč618. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Prague is Kč1,235. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Prague

Looking for a hotel in Prague? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Prague based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $63. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Prague
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Prague is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent Kč77 per person, per day, on local transportation in Prague.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Prague
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Rental Cars in Prague
The price of renting a car in Prague will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Prague can vary, the average cost of food in Prague is Kč254 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Prague should cost around Kč101 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Prague is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Prague?

Typical prices for Food in Prague are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Prague, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Fruit
  • Lunch for One
  • Bananas
  • Cookies

Entertainment Budget in Prague
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  • Entertainment and activities in Prague typically cost an average of Kč152 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Prague?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Prague are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Prague, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Opera Tickets
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
  • Image Theatre for Two

Tips and Handouts Budget in Prague
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Prague is Kč18 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Prague is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Prague
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Prague is Kč375, as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Prague
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  • The average person spends about Kč111 on alcoholic beverages in Prague per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


What did other people spend on Alcohol in Prague?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Prague are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Prague, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • A Bottle of Wine

Water Budget in Prague
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend Kč40 on bottled water in Prague per day. The public water in Prague is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Apr 3, 2023
Prague On a Budget
Prague Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest city in the country and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Prague has long enticed travelers for its beautiful architecture, impressive bridges, detailed cathedrals, and fascinating history. Prague is unique in that is remained almost completely undamaged during World War II. The medieval city center still feels like you've stepped back in time. Despite this historic atmosphere, there is still a lot of vibrant energy and you'll find many different live music venues, art galleries, modern restaurants, and unique festivals throughout the year.

Prague is also a top tourist destination in Europe. Although prices used to be quite low, Prague is no longer a budget travel destination. Prices are comparable to most other cities in Europe. That being said, there are countless free activities you can take advantage off, and budget accommodation is still available, so it is possible to save money during your time here.

Prague's climate is considered temperate year around. It does snow during the winter, giving the city a magical glow, but the snow usually melts quickly. Spring is a good time to visit because the weather is mild, the flowers begin to bloom, and the crowds are still not at their peak. Tourism is at its peak during the summer months and the crowds can be somewhat overwhelming. Rain is more common during this time and prices increase during the summer months. Fall is cool in temperature, but beautiful. Bring warm clothes and you'll enjoy a less crowded city and shoulder season prices.
Prague has countless impressive sights spread throughout the city center. The Prague Castle is probably the most famed and photographed sight in the city. This is the biggest ancient castle in the world and it sits dramatically above the city with breathtaking views.

Charles Bridge connects the Old Town with Lesser Town. This bridge dates back to the 14th century and is a beautiful structure. It is often lined with musicians, artists, and vendors selling their goods.

Other popular sights throughout the city include the Infant of Prague, Loreta, Strahov Monastery, Vysehrad, and Prague Dancing House.
Prague has several different naming schemes for its neighborhoods. This can be confusing, as names often overlap or refer to completely different sections. The system described below is the "old" system, which divides the city into ten districts, labeled 1 through 10.

Praha (Prague) 1 is the historical part of the city. This is the original "Town of Prague" and is likely where you will spend most of your time as a tourist. There are also some important historical sights found in Praha 2. Praha 1 can be divided into smaller districts. These include the Castle area, which is the highest point on the left bank, and visible in many photographs of the city. This is mostly contained in Praha 1, but it does stretch into Praha 6.

Around the Castle is the Lesser Town, which is where many government buildings are located. Old Town is the oldest part of the city along the right bank. New Town is adjacent to Old Town and was established during the 14th century. Jewish Town is within Old Town and is the old Jewish ghetto. Vysehrad is where you will find the old Vysehrad castle.

There are many different ways to explore Prague. There are a variety of organized walking or biking tours. These offer guided trips around some of the city's most interesting highlights. Other activities within Prague include live music venues, opera, theaters, river cruises and more. Festivals are also popular throughout the year. Prague Spring is the most famous classical music festival in the country and Prague Folklore Days is the biggest folk dance festival in Central Europe. If you're looking for more ideas, check out this guide for what to do in Prague in 2 days.
Food and Dining
Traditional food in Prague is delicious but very filling. The dumplings are quite dense and hearty, so come with a good appetite. Lunch is usually the largest meal of the day, and this is when most restaurants become crowded. Both lunch and dinner may require reservations at the more popular restaurants.

If you're on a tight budget, there are plenty of fast food and street food options available in the squares around Old Town and New Town. They often have Czech style hot dogs and mulled wine. There are also some western style fast food restaurants around.

Tipping is generally around 10%. Some touristy restaurants have a "cover charge". This should be indicated on the menu. They will likely charge for all items brought to the table as well. Everything from ketchup to bread may be considered an add-on. Ask about all itemized prices before you pay the bill to ensure that the pricing is fair.

Public transportation is very convenient throughout the central part of Prague. The historic center is very compact and walkable. This is your best option if you're staying in the city center. Do note that the streets are generally cobblestoned and uneven, which can make them difficult for the elderly or disabled.

There is also an excellent tram and metro system in Prague. The metro has three lines and the tram has many lines. There's also a regional train within Prague if you're traveling for significantly greater distances.

The bus system it good, but if you're staying outside of the historic center, do note that buses cannot enter that area. Instead, you must transfer to either the metro or the tram.
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And finally, check out these amazing photos of Prague to get a better idea of what to expect when you arrive. And finally, here's another great guide to Prague: the City of a Hundred Spires.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

A Rainy Day

By backpackguru
If you find yourself Prague on a cold, rainy day, don't let this destroy your holiday. One of the best experiences you can have while you're traveling in this beautiful old town is to pop into a quaint, old coffee shop and have a pastry and coffee or tea. It's an absolutely lovely way to pass some time while you're waiting out the bad weather. There are countless coffee shops around town and many have fireplaces and very comfortable places to lounge around. There will probably be some students meeting and doing work so it's also a great place to people watch and feel like you're experience a little bit of the local life and culture.

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