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Most overpriced things in Poland?


SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
12 Sep 2009 /  #61
Definitely houses

True. But it's the same in whole Europe. So compared to other European countries flats/houses are not so overpriced.
PennBoy 76 | 2,436  
12 Sep 2009 /  #62
gasoline, without a doubt, but it's expensive in all of Europe, funny how in America people panic when the prices rise a bit, in Poland its a couple time more expensive and people make a couple times less than in the states.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
12 Sep 2009 /  #63
Yeah, many people in PL use a relatively big part of their salary to get gasoline. Esp if you compare to USA.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
12 Sep 2009 /  #64
and people make a couple times less than in the states.

Not everyone in America makes a couple times more than in Poland.
In America the mortgage payments, car payments, taxes, school, medical bills, groceries etc are very high and people have their homes forclosed because they can't afford their house payment and taxes. In America people have to drive long distances to work, many urban areas don't have public transportation like in Poland. In America you need a car to survive, it's a necessity that every 16 year old has to have. Cars in Europe can also run on alternate fluids, people don't need to drive 60 miles to work, they can just take the bus and if they do drive it's not that long of a distance. In America every penny counts, we are not so rich like other countries imagine we are. How many people live in mobile homes just to have a place over their roof? And still they have a hard time paying their rent fee, some people live on a fixed income so every time the price of gas goes up, it puts a strain on other bills.

And don't tell me that people in Poland don't complain when gas goes up too.
sobieski 107 | 2,128  
14 Sep 2009 /  #65
Wine. Try to buy decent wine for a "normal price".
Seafood. If you can find it fresh, the price is ***
Juche 9 | 292  
14 Sep 2009 /  #66
Not everyone in America makes a couple times more than in Poland.

true, but the major difference is that educated people in the US generally find it easier to get ahead, buy a house and a car, for example. No one doubts that there are poor people in the USA. But in Poland you have legions of the educated poor, people who have degrees and have nothing to do with them (especially after graduation or if they try to switch careers). In Poland you need connections (or a supreme dose of luck) to get a good job, without which you are trudge up **** creek. The beauty of countries like the US (and Canada, for example) is that they have relatively open economies allowing people to get ahead.
Wroclaw Boy  
14 Sep 2009 /  #67
In Poland you need connections (or a supreme dose of luck)

or a damn good scam.

many Poles open shops, but theres only so many butchers one small city can sustain.

Wassup Seanus? come on post under your real name.
jworlledge 5 | 13  
14 Sep 2009 /  #68
I make my own curry pastes, that saves a bit, unless you need some strange and overly expensive ingredients.

Good coffee perhaps is a bit expensive (trying to fix that)...

Beef. If you can find good beef, it is dear. And that is if you can find it...

Train tickets are not so cheap when you look at what you get, but I have traveled up and down central and eastern Europe and it is pretty much the same. Germany and Holland and maybe Spain are the better values if you know how to book in advance and look for deals, otherwise they are overpriced and expensive too. But at least you can stand to look at the toilets...

Saying that, there are 23pln tickets from Lodz to Warsaw now at certain times of the day and those trains are nice, but the toilet doors don't always lock properly, which I found out the embarrassing way when going to toilet and have it soooo silently open up behind me, showing ass and bit and bots to everyone.

They just sat there, politely smiled and tried not to look and laugh.

Yikes!
Wroclaw Boy  
14 Sep 2009 /  #69
but the toilet doors don't always lock properly, which I found out the embarrassing way when going to toilet and have it soooo silently open up behind me, showing ass and bit and bots to everyone.

and the lesson is dont take a dump on a Polish train..
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Sep 2009 /  #70
Marriages for sure. Holy smoke, what an expense! My fiancee's bro's cost 30,000PLN. My fiancee and I are a cunning pair. I have the Scottishness and she has the ability to talk and haggle.
Paulie 1 | 43  
14 Sep 2009 /  #71
Depends on the number of guests and venue. Our's was about that for a 100+ guests, trad music, dancers, free bar, dress, etc etc for 2 days. Definitely much cheaper than the UK.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Sep 2009 /  #72
Very true. He had around a 100, we're having much less than that. His lasted for 3 days, ours will last for 1 day. We're not going for the full works. Think smart, think Scottish ;) ;)

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