The Czech Republic ranks among the best countries in the world for foreign residents, according to a new survey carried out by international foreign resident community InterNations.
Overall, the Czech Republic ranks 10th out of 64 destinations. It ranks second in the world for working abroad, as well as among the best countries for families (fourth) and quality of life (seventh).
Almost all respondents (96 per cent) rate the opportunity to travel highly, while 95 per cent are impressed with the transportation infrastructure in the country.
However, it’s not all good news for the Czech Republic: the country ranks just 56th globally for ease of settling in. Foreign residents in the Czech Republic are particularly unimpressed with the friendliness of the locals: just two in five (40 per cent) rate the general friendliness of the population positively.
The language barrier is one issue that gets identified as a problem Although 56 per cent of respondents agree that it is easy to live in the country without knowing the local language, just 13 per cent agree that learning it is easy. In fact, fewer than one in ten (nine per cent) can speak it very well.
Some of this is true but it is strange people expect the locals to be friendly – especially if one does not speak the language. It was stated that few foreigners do. It is really stupid to live in the Czech Republic for longer than one year and not be able to use the language. I am a foreigner living and working in Cz and I speak Czech fluently. All who work here should. And it is not true that the roads are great, maybe they meant trains and bus lines when they said that the transportation is great