So how much does it cost these days in the Czech Republic? Well, it’s kind of a loaded question as that depends on whether you are talking about Prague or the countryside. Because Prague has gotten so expensive, I took the country out of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. After just spending a week in Moravia, however, I should have probably left it in there. As I noted in this new Tripso/MSNBC column, traveling in the European countryside is far more reasonable than the big cities.
Here is a random sampling of prices from the southern Czech Republic, far away from the capital.
Beer in a pub (1/2 liter) – $1 or less
Half liter of house wine – $2.50 to $3
Bottle of good wine in a restaurant – $8 to $15
Quality hybrid bike rental, with helmet and bag – $27 a day
Meal in a basic restaurant – $2.75 to $6
Meal in a fancy restaurant – $8 to $25
Basic pension hotel – $20 to $40
Nicest hotel in Drnholec/Mikulov – $60/$75 with breakfast
14-inch meat pizza – $3.50 – $5
Cappuccino in restaurant – $1.25 to $1.75
Museum or site admission – $1 to $4
Tasting your limit of the 100 best wines in the country – $19
10-minute taxi ride – $3 to $4
Keep in mind that these prices are after the recent tumbling of the U.S. dollar. If you venture to Moravia with bulging pockets of euros, you’ll live like a Lichtenstein.