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Have you read the entire website? Are you 90% sure you want to study at Unicorn College and are looking for the last 10% that will be the icing on the cake?
Well, get ready for the best 10%.
Unicorn College is based in the most cultural city in Europe, with nearly 2 million people visiting Prague every year. Since classes take place in the districts of Holešovice or Žižkov, you will always go through the city centre when you go to your dormitories!
And the city centre is the place to be.

Accommodation

The dormitories will become your home for a while, so it’s important to fall in love with them. Some people may think of a small space with a lot of people when they hear “dormitory”. However, you can rest assured that you’ll have enough personal space. For example, at the Sázava dormitory run by the University of Chemistry and Technology, you can have your own room with your own sanitary facilities for only 5.5 €/day. Look at the table below to compare average dormitory fees in selected European countries:
Country
Price in EUR/month
Czech Republic
154
France
440
Germany
272
UK
439

Meals

There is a huge number of grocery stores in Prague, including large supermarkets (Tesco), medium-sized stores (Billa, Albert) and small shops (Žabka). The largest stores are the cheapest ones and some of them are open 24/7. So if you run out of milk at 1 a.m., you can take a night tram to go to buy it.
Check average prices for some essential:
Food
Price in EUR
bread
1
butter
1.5
milk
0.9
chicken
3.3/kg
tomatoes
1.3/kg
1/8 of pizza
1.3
mineral water
0.7
restaurant menu
4.8
hot dog
1.1

Entertainment

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Beer is liquid bread, so let’s taste this Czech national beverage for prices starting from 0.89 € for Gambrinus to 1.31 € for Stella Artois. There is a wide range of establishments in Prague from traditional pubs to intellectual nooks to places where the only thing you’ll remember is the entrance door. Check our survey concerning average prices of some of the most popular beers in the Czech Republic:
Beer
Price in EUR
Gambrinus
0.89
Staropramen
0.96
Budvar
1.18
Krušovice
1.23
Plzeňský Prazdroj
1.27
Stella Artois
1.31
Country
Price of beer in EUR
UK
5.49
Germany
2.7
France
5.66

Concerning admission to clubs, there is almost always an admission fee, though sometimes there are special offers that girls get in for free during the first hour (unfortunately there are usually no such offers for boys). Definitely make sure not to leave out the legendary after hours club “Studio 54” which closes around seven o’clock in the morning so you can have a hot dog at a kiosk after you leave for school.
Club
Price in EUR
Studio 54
7.4
Duplex
10.3
Retro music hall Prague
3.7
However, if night-clubbing isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy some culture.
Site
Price in  EUR
National Museum
3.3
Prague Castle
6.5
Mirror Labyrinth on the Petřín Hill
2

Miscellaneous

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Life in Prague is blissful, as some people in the know say. Experience is gained with time and you will certainly find your favourite places and establishments where you will gladly return. However, don’t forget that you need a valid transport ticket to get around in Prague, which costs 0.89 € for 30 minutes. Since you’ll be getting around Prague a lot, it’s cheaper just to buy a public transport pass. All public transport passes can be purchased at the points of sale in the metro stations and are valid from the date of purchase or from the date you choose.
Fare
Price in EUR
one month / 30 days
9.6
quarter-year / 90 days
26.6
5 months / 150 days
44.4
10 months / 300 days
88.8

Total monthly costs

Country – total costs
Price in EUR
Germany
800
France
1,000
UK
900
Czech Republic
400

According to the above price comparison, the Czech Republic is one of the most advantageous countries to study and live in. So why not to benefit from that fact? Many people come to Prague to spend their vacation; you have the opportunity not only to stay here, but also to study, attend exceptional events and find new friends. Do not forget, Prague is a city of unsuspected possibilities.