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Help with calculating expat population in Poland


Buddy 7 | 167  
22 Dec 2007 /  #1
My wife asked me this evening what I thought the expat population in Poland officially and unofficially was. So please help using official figures and your own experience to calculate what the figures are.

expat= what ever nationality
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
22 Dec 2007 /  #2
More or less half million probably...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
22 Dec 2007 /  #3
help with calculating expat poulation

Difficult one this.

1 With the more wealthy being able to fly back and forth it's difficult to put them into the equation.
2 An expat for me is someone who has been here at least a year or two.
3 There are large number of foreign students here. But of course they are not expats until they decide to stay.
4 If we take into account those on the forum and how this number has grown. (in my opinion, not much)

Then I would say, not much. In fact I was talking to a woman who sells property for a local developer the other day and she seemed disappointed that very few foreign folk were buying property here.

An indication to me that people come and go, but don't often stay.
Whatever the government figures are I would suggest it's lower, for my reasons above.

I await the forum's onslaught.
rex - | 37  
23 Dec 2007 /  #4
More or less half million probably...

yes right !!!!!
Polanglik 11 | 303  
23 Dec 2007 /  #5
Whereas the exact number of foreign workers is very difficult to confirm, it is believed that almost half a million of them is working currently in Poland.

this is an excerpt taken from another website :

expats-in-poland.com/?mod=articles&id=85

Grzegorz, is this where you got your figures from ?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #6
The madman is still jogging from city to city trying to count them, last count was 400,000 and he's been almost everywhere
Mufasa 19 | 358  
29 Dec 2007 /  #7
2 An expat for me is someone who has been here at least a year or two.

Yeay!!!! I made the expat qualification for Wrocław ;P
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
29 Dec 2007 /  #8
He's still jogging, 410,000 now, lol

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