How to get your Czech Koruna

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Where can I use Czech Koruna?

The Czech Koruna can only be used in the Czech Republic, after the country scrapped its plans to adopt the euro in 2005. As a relatively small country, it’s easy to get around and marvel at its history and culture, from Prague Castle to the Sedlec Ossuary.

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How much spending money will I need for Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic is significantly cheaper than other countries in Western Europe. Prices are generally budget-friendly for any kind of traveller, though some cities such as Prague and Brno are slightly more expensive, especially when compared to Eastern Europe.

If you are travelling on a backpacker budget, be prepared to spend around 500 Kč per day (around £17) which should cover your hostel accommodation, public transport and basic food costs. For those with a medium budget who want to stay in a hotel that also includes a free breakfast and enjoy a glass of Czech wine or a pint or two while glancing over Prague's breathtaking landmarks, be prepared to spend 2000 Kč per day (roughly £70).  

You can generally expect to pay:

  • A mid-range, three-course meal for two: 600 Kč (£20)
  • A beer: 35 Kč (£1.20)
  • Cappuccino: 50 Kč (£1.70)
  • A bottle of water: 14 Kč (50p)
  • A bottle of wine: 120 Kč (£4)
  • McMeal at McDonald's: 140 Kč (£4.75)

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Food, drink & accommodation in budget

  • A room at a hostel or a dorm: 50 zł (£10)
  • A meal in a milk bar: 30 zł (£6)
  • Beer: 8 zł (£1.60)
  • Coffee: 8.70 zł (£1.75)

 

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      • A room in a mid-range hotel: 200 zł (£200) 
      • A three-course meal for one in a mid-range restaurant: 50 zł (£10) 
      • Beer 2x: 16 zł (£3.20)
      • Coffee: 8.70 zł (£1.75

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  • A double room in a luxury hotel: 700 zł (£140)
  • Dinner at a top-end restaurant: 200 zł (£200)
  • A bottle of wine: 30 zł (£6)
  • Coffee: 8.70 

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  • A trip to Kutna Hora: 175 Kč 

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What denominations does the Czech Koruna come in?

The Czech Koruna comes in the following denominations:

Notes

100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000Kč (5,000Kč notes are rarely used)

Coins

1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50Kč

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Leftover Czech Koruna?

No problem. We'll buy back Czech Korunas you have leftover at excellent rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

Czech Koruna FAQs

What kind of currency is CZK?
What is the Czech currency?

The Czech Koruna is the currency of Czechia. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Czech Republic Koruna exchange rate is the CZK to EUR rate. The currency code for Koruny is CZK, and the currency symbol is Kč.

Can I use Euros in Prague?

The currency in Prague is the Czech Crown (CZK). Czech banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 100/200/500/1000/2000/5000. Some hotels, shops and restaurants accept Euros as well, but many only take Czech Crowns

Should I use cash or card in the Czech Republic?

Generally speaking, ATMs are easy to find in bigger cities, and most restaurants and bigger shops will accept credit cards. Despite this, it's always wise to carry cash with you (even if it's only a few hundred Korunas), as most local shops, cheap restaurants and public transport won’t accept credit cards.

Is the Czech Republic safe to visit?

Czech Republic is very safe to travel to, the crime rates are very low, and even pickpocketing is not that common. However, it is advised that you remain vigilant at all times, especially on the streets.

How much should I tip in the Czech Republic?

Tipping in the Czech Republic is commonly expected.  Foreign visitors are often expected to tip at least 10%. 

So in conclusion if you were satisfied it is common to leave around 10% tip (rounding up to some nice number when paying) but if you weren't satisfied you don't have to leave anything. If you on the other thought that the service was exceptional nothing is stopping you from leaving more.

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