While Prague has reportedly the best standard of living in Central and Eastern Europe, this standard is out of reach for many of its working class. There is a growing middle class who is beginning to experience all the pleasures of fine dining and clubs but this group is relatively small. Visitors can find Prazaks a tad rough and standoffish but don’t take this personally. Czechs are quite impassive if you don’t know them but look harder at the culture and you’ll find there is a hint of playful humor running through it.
The population is made up predominantly of people of Bohemian or Moravian Czechs followed by Slovaks, Polish and German nationals. Of particular notice is the Roma (Gypsy) population, which has been target of oppressive legislation leading towards destruction of their identity.