Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live at a location with excellent job outlooks, a multi-national environment, inexpensive living conditions, and numerous opportunities? Well, these are all the benefits plus more that you can receive from living in the Czech Republic! This country has so much to offer, and many people in this day-and-age are taking advantage of its bountiful opportunities. So, why should you join thousands of others who are relocating to the Czech Republic? Read on to find out.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
To begin with, the Czech Republic is located conveniently right at the heart of Europe – what does this mean for you? It means that when it comes to travelling for the holidays, or even just the weekend, you are never more than a couple hours away from another country’s major city. Travelling here is not only quick and easy, but it is also convenient as the transportation systems via bus, train, etc. are all well developed and inexpensive. Additionally, the mild climate also makes the Czech Republic an ideal location for people to live. All four seasons are present here, so you are able to get the best of all four worlds. There are also wonderful opportunities to be found inside the country, from the spectacular surroundings of national parks to the bustle and vibrancy of the towns and cities. There’s really something for everyone here.
BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY
Another reason that the Czech Republic is becoming a popular destination for relocation is because of its high safety ratings. In 2016, the Czech Republic was rated as the sixth safest country in the whole world. The rate for violent crimes is extremely low in the Czech Republic. In fact, the only crime that is common and occurs frequently is petty crime, specifically pickpocketing. So, if you find yourself in crowded areas, just be sure you are careful and wary of your belongings.
“Prague never lets you go...
this dear little mother has sharp
claws.” Franz Kafka
A third reason that many people relocate to the Czech Republic is to come to the capital city, Prague. In fact, not only are people looking to relocate here, but also businesses, who have started to move, relocate, or expand to Prague. The conditions here are so favourable that in recent years there has been an influx of business relocation. This, in turn, makes conditions favourable for job-seekers because now there are tons of businesses looking for employees. All of this relocation brings about another aspect of Prague that many people come here for: the multi-national environment. With all these businesses and employees coming from other countries, Prague has a high international environment. Due to this, Prague has many expat communities that live, work, and meet up here. With so many different nationalities now living in Prague, and supplemented by a large international student population, Prague has really become a world city. Thanks to this, it has never been easier to get settled – finding a place to live, opening a bank account and getting online can all be done without worrying whether or not you’ll be understood. The cultural footprints of these different communities can be seen further in the diverse range of restaurants, bars and shops available – in addition to the more traditional Czech places to eat, drink and relax. In Prague, it has never been a problem to make friends, whether it be with your fellow expats, colleagues or the locals who are rightfully proud of their hometown.
Thanks to the growth of business and the increased opportunities for an international workforce, you might find yourself in one of the other cities of the Czech Republic; each with their own charms and growing expat communities. Brno, the country’s second-largest city, is located in the historical winemaking region and is a stone’s throw from nearby Vienna and Bratislava. Further east is the city of Ostrava, with its rich local history and cultural identity as part of Moravian Silesia; and at the other end of the country there is Plzeň, a former European Capital of Culture – not to mention the birthplace of Pilsner beer. Excellent local transportation means that wherever you stay, you’re never more than a few hours’ travel from somewhere new.
With the growing prospects for both experienced professionals and those just embarking on their career path, there has never been a better time to join the vibrant international workforce that calls the Czech Republic their home.
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