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Anyone from Prague?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by the-dream, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. the-dream

    the-dream Regular Member

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    I currently live in the UK but am planning on quitting my job and moving away somewhere cheaper to focus on IM full time. Right now, I'm thinking Prague. Anyone on here live there.. it would be good to hear some things about it?!
     
  2. reesh

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    Do not recommend, it's actually not that cheaper in Prague and also service's quality in Czech compared to UK are pretty bad. Better stay in UK dude.
     
  3. edgey

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    Why not look at a tax-free zone like Dubai / Abu Dhabi? What you save in taxes can help offset living expenses. I love Prague - found it to be less costly than UK, but I don't like cold weather.
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    I agree with this opinion. If you want to make money with the IM, facility and market of the UK is better than the Czech.
     
  5. Zeecho

    Zeecho Junior Member

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    Watch out to not drink too much beer :)
     
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    I have to laugh to some opinions above (I respect everyone's opinion, but these ones are just out).
    Guys, have you lived there to write similar messages?

    A capital city doesn't represent the whole country. Paris is different than the other parts of France, Amsterdam is different than the other parts of The Netherlands, so is Prague different than the other parts of the Czech Republic.

    First of all, if you don't like people in your country, don't expect you'll like them some other place in the world. It's not about people, but about your attitude (it's not said to the OP, it's just a general statement).

    I have never lived in Prague, but I've been there many times. I mean, seriously MANY TIMES.
    Speaking about the cost of living, it's cheaper than - say - Paris/Amsterdam (where I lived/live). The rent in the city centre of these two cities it ±1300-1500 EUR, in Prague is like ±600 USD. The relatively low rent doesn't make the city bad or underrated.

    The city itself is beautiful. You don't need to be a culture-lover to appreciate it (I am not spending every spare day in a gallery or museum, but the reason I love Prague is the architecture of the city, which you can feel every walk through the city). If my non-Europe friends asks me what cities their should visit during their trip in Europe, I immediately recommends them Paris+Prague. And the Amsterdam and the rest of popular destinations.

    As I mentioned above, the city is relatively cheap compared to other European capitals (the lunch is usually like $5-7, beer $2). The city is perfectly located, it's in the heart of Europe. Many various kind of events. The city is also very tech-oriented, so you can find there many tech coworking spaces, tech events. The inability of speaking Czech is not a problem, as almost everyone's able to communicate in English (which I can't say, for example, about Paris).

    My vote - go for Prague.
     
  7. Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    I'm not from Czech myself but been visitng Prague every year for last 10-12 years. Very nice city, perfect and cheap beer (about 1 euro / pint), simple but delicious food, legalized weed, shivering cold in winter, waves of tourists in the centre and other old districts, mostly Russians and Germans. Clubs are boring unless you visit some 'invite only' ones.
     
  8. reesh

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    U mad brah? 600 USD rent in city centre? LOL, u kidding right? It's 1000€ at least.
    btw. he doesnt want to go there for culture and cheap beer i think, but for IM and the truth is that market and services are better in UK.
    If u want to go to the Prague as tourist, do not hesitiate it's really a nice city, but as i said better stay in UK dude.
     
  9. lietuvis002

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    Why dont you try brazil, costa rica, baltician states? Those are cheap for sure :)
     
  10. thakarpratik

    thakarpratik Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I am Up for Prague - Great city, Never been there but have read lots of things about it. Great architecture.

    Compared to UK, its gonna be cheaper anywhere dude

    I am thinking of moving to Prague myself for few years, already have worked in Ireland, I love Ireland too, but little expensive again if you are in Dublin.

    Outskirts are atleast 30% cheaper.