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Moving to Krakow, question about life costs


Tap  
24 Jan 2007 /  #1
Hi everybody,

I am a U.S. business school student contemplating an internship in Krakow. I wanted to learn how much living expenses would amount to per month for living and dining.

I dont plan on living in dingy places nor do I wish to eat Polish food everyday. I would greatly appreciate if someone could give me an estimate of how much life in poland costs as an expatriate with the above preferences?

Thanks for your help and advice.

P
Wayc00lio 2 | 57  
24 Jan 2007 /  #2
nor do I wish to eat Polish food everyday

LOL, well you can expect to eat a lot of it seeing as you are going to Poland! Try it, you'll love it! I'm sure there is food of many nationalities though!
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
24 Jan 2007 /  #3
Mr W, this doesnt have a clue about what he's talking about, but there is a McDonnals in Krakow so he should feel quite at home!

But if he doesnt go out every night and eat out every nice I would expect about 2,000 $ should do him just fine.
CrustyJoe  
25 Jan 2007 /  #4
There's a lot of different types of food in Krakow. He could get tired of Gyros tho.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
25 Jan 2007 /  #5
Gyros

They have gyros in Poland????? we have them here in Chicago
I like em from time to time sure does mess up your breath
wouldnt want to eat one before a date
kaka 1 | 142  
25 Jan 2007 /  #6
Gyros is not the best food you can get in Krakow. I would rather say it's one of thing you shouldnt eat in Krakow
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
25 Jan 2007 /  #7
They have gyros in Poland?????

They're called kabob's. Not the same shish kabobs that we have here (on a stick). They're all over Poland....everywhere. Ali Baba-Sioux-Sphinx
sledz 23 | 2,250  
25 Jan 2007 /  #8
McDonnals in Krakow

If I go to poland the last place I would eat would be there...ick

Do they have Burger King in Poland??????

They're called kabob's. Not the same shish kabobs that we have here (on a stick). They're all over Poland....everywhere. Ali Baba-Sioux-Sphinx

Do they serve it on pita bread with cucumber sauce?????
kaka 1 | 142  
25 Jan 2007 /  #9
They're called kabob's

:) :)

kabob?? as far as I know, there is no such a thing as kabob in Poland... and for sure there is no kabob in Krakow... you mean Kebab?
globetrotter 3 | 106  
25 Jan 2007 /  #10
Do they serve it on pita bread with cucumber sauce?????

doner kebabs -- the traditional late night drinking man's feast
kaka 1 | 142  
25 Jan 2007 /  #11
Mr W, this doesnt have a clue about what he's talking about, but there is a McDonnals in Krakow so he should feel quite at home!

But if he doesnt go out every night and eat out every nice I would expect about 2,000 $ should do him just fine.

There is about 5 McDonalds in Krakow. 2 next to the market square...
and I spend about 500 $ per month.. and it's really enough for everything

but I've already written this but my post disapeared , grr
OP Tap  
25 Jan 2007 /  #12
Hey everyone...thanks for chipping in with information. Im still looking for an amount though.

If I wanted to live like a local...would 3000zl be enough? (maybe I'll fall in love with Polish food)
kaka 1 | 142  
25 Jan 2007 /  #13
3000 zl defenetly would be enough... I'm local and I spend abou 1500 zł, so you could afford EVERYTHING
OP Tap  
25 Jan 2007 /  #14
Great!

Thanks a lot for your help Kaka. Maybe we can hang out if I land up in Krakow.

Peace
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
25 Jan 2007 /  #15
3000 zl defenetly would be enough... I'm local and I spend abou 1500 zł, so you could afford EVERYTHING

Does this include housing?
kaka 1 | 142  
26 Jan 2007 /  #16
Great!

Thanks a lot for your help Kaka. Maybe we can hang out if I land up in Krakow.

sure just let me know

Does this include housing?

in my case no, cuz I have my own flat, but it's with bills (electycity, water, telephone etc.) with parties, money spend on cabs, ticket to theater, cinema and so on..... but 1500 zl, even with rent it's enough.. I have freinds who spend 1200 per month for everything with housing... it jus me, I just make money fly :/:/
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
26 Jan 2007 /  #17
kabob?? as far as I know, there is no such a thing as kabob in Poland... and for sure there is no kabob in Krakow... you mean Kebab?

You're joking right? As far as I know its not Krakow its Kraków :)

Do they have Burger King in Poland??????

Do they serve it on pita bread with cucumber sauce?????

No BK
Yes they serve on pita. You can get it with tzatziki or ostra :) Personally I like the hot sauce because the GF can't stand the lingering garlic smell :)
davidpeake 14 | 451  
26 Jan 2007 /  #18
i do beleive BK is planning to head back into Poland and open around 75 stores this year
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
26 Jan 2007 /  #19
Really....sorry Poland :) more crappy food
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
26 Jan 2007 /  #20
i do beleive BK is planning to head back into Poland and open around 75 stores this year

They already had been here, now coming back with this sh*t.
kaka 1 | 142  
26 Jan 2007 /  #21
Grzegorz where are you exactly from?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
26 Jan 2007 /  #22
I'm from Poland, usually north-west corner.
forgetmenots 4 | 77  
26 Jan 2007 /  #23
please dont make me grin like a Cheshire cat... do anybody have a clue what is sheesh kebab in Canada :)))))
when my friend mentioned it first time I thought that he is on drugs :)
globetrotter 3 | 106  
26 Jan 2007 /  #24
sheesh kebab

Shish kebab (şiş kebap in Turkish) is a wooden or metal stick (a skewer in Turkish) with small cubes of any kind of meat, fowl, fish, fruit, or vegetable (usually a combination) which is roasted on a grill. The name literally means 'skewer of grilled meat' in Turkish.[2] Typical vegetables included are eggplant, tomato, bell pepper, onion and mushrooms. The similar Greek food is called Souvlaki or Kalamaki.
forgetmenots 4 | 77  
26 Jan 2007 /  #25
thank you Globe :) so i refused an invitation for "szaszlyk" in polish ... hmmmm
I should give a try ...
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
26 Jan 2007 /  #26
szaszlyk

Szaszlyk is awesome!!!! I love it!!
For those who are looking at this word boggled...shash wik :)
maherfl  
31 Jan 2007 /  #27
What kind of internship will you be doing? I'm a US business communications student... I was thinking of looking for an internship since I'll be in Krakow anyway, how did you find yours?

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