monthly rents will be starting at a base of about 750zł. add in another 250-400zł for strata/council fees (gas,water,electricity,garbage removal,maintenance) (water is on a meter)
you will also be paying an additional month rent for a deposit.
also.....if renting from a stranger, make sure they provide you with a permit to rent to suite you are interested in.
also beware of how the owner might try to add some extra fees for "extra water/gas".
i was told when i negotiated my lease (with my polish friend) that all utilities are included, no extra fees.
NOw that i am leaving, he said i used an extra 18cubic meters of water but i didnt read the meters when i moved in so i had no reference point. He wanted another 100zł from me for it.
He then said i need to pay another 90zł for electricity.
He had his daughter come with him, to translate and i said to her, that the 380zł for strata was to include everything and no extra fees. and i pointed that out in the contract, i know which clause it was. Good thing i had my PL friend with me when signing.
On a different topic a polish school teacher mentioned his low wages of some 800zl per month, now one hears on this thread that rent costs 800zl plus per month plus gas/electricity/water, little wonder the majority of polish people are having it tough.
Could I ask somebody living in Poland, how do polish people survive on current earnings. They must see there life long dream of owning a house go out the door when they see escalating house prices.
I have done a search for accommodation in the mountain area and starting price is 3000zl plus per month.(furnished) plus gas/water etc.