Expensive living and a desire for a garden drive people away from Prague. They also want apartments
After the year 2000, 85,000 inhabitants increased in the municipalities outside Prague. That’s almost as much as Pardubice, for example. “In a longer period of time and in a broader definition, Prague’s suburbanization has reached almost 200,000 inhabitants,” says the Prague Institute for Planning and Development (IPR). While in 2001 a total of 124,000 people lived in Prague-East and Prague-West, a year ago the area had almost 210,000 inhabitants. The Central Bohemian Region also “swelled” by about a fifth to 1.35 million people. The growth of the metropolis alone during that period reached about ten percent to 1.29 million inhabitants.