The Prague Business Atlas—a new analysis from IPR
IPR has just published the Prague Business Atlas, a new analysis comparing the business environment of Prague and the Czech Republic to other European cities and countries.
What can you find out in the atlas?
In the Quality of Business Environment category, the Czech Republic ranked 38th out of 137 countries. The top-ranking countries were Switzerland, England and France. At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest ranking European countries were Romania, Croatia and Hungary.
The Czech Republic ranked first in unemployment at only 2.9%, outperforming Germany, England, Poland and Slovakia.
- Prague ranked 63rd in the Innovation Cities Index 2018 behind Munich, Vienna and Berlin.
- Prague ranked 94th in the Smart Cities Index 2018. Copenhagen, Cologne and Riga all ranked higher. Warsaw and Bratislava had lower rankings, however.
- One in eight Czechs lived in Prague in 2018. Together with the Central Bohemian region, they account for a quarter of the country’s population. From 2001 to 2018, the number of people living in Prague increased by 12%. The population of the city is expected to continue rising in the future.