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Spending a few months in Poland


Katten 2 | 3  
9 Dec 2007 /  #1
Hi :)

I'm considering moving to Poland for a half year or so with my work (tri-city), but I've never been there before so I thought I'd get some more information about it.

I don't speak any Polish (although I'm trying to learn :p) How much of a disadvantage would this be in day-to-day life? Does your average Polish person speak some English / German?

Can anyone tell me what the cost of living would be like, eg monthly cost of renting a flat, food, transport, stuff like that?

I hear a lot of people teach English, either as their main job in Poland or part-time. Is this easy / fun to do?

Thanks :)

Katten
polishgirltx  
9 Dec 2007 /  #2
welcome! enjoy and good luck :)
lazybones 2 | 52  
9 Dec 2007 /  #3
Does your average Polish person speak some English / German?

youngsters speak English/elderly German.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
9 Dec 2007 /  #4
You will survive , i am an Englishman who speaks very little Polish , i live here , and i get by....Find your self a good friend that speaks a bit of English when you get here , and bluff your way through the rest....You will soon pick up enough Polish to get by....Buy yourself a Learn Polish cd , and learn how to say hello , goodbye , please , and thank you...Come on over , its nice here....
gosiaczek 1 | 85  
9 Dec 2007 /  #5
Can anyone tell me what the cost of living would be like, eg monthly cost of renting a flat, food, transport, stuff like that?

renting a flat ~ 1000 - 2000zł per month
food ~ 1000zł (?) depends on how much you eat:D
public transport ~ 100zł per month (?) depends on where and how often you want to travel
nightlife ~ 50zł - ...? per night
cinema ~ 15 - 20zł
OP Katten 2 | 3  
9 Dec 2007 /  #6
Blimey, 4 replies already!

Many thanks :) This should be an awesome few months
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
9 Dec 2007 /  #7
nightlife ~ 50zł

if only
gosiaczek 1 | 85  
9 Dec 2007 /  #8
I know:) but when I go with friends to a pub or a disco (in case of disco 10-15zł for entry), drink not more than 4 beers :D (4x 6zł =24zł), and take taxi home (5-10zł when we share costs) I spend about 50zł.

of course if we take drinks (more expensive than beer:D), bowl or play billiards, eat sth etc we spend much more

50zł is a minimum
OP Katten 2 | 3  
9 Dec 2007 /  #9
So ~3500 Zlotys per month will be plenty then?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
9 Dec 2007 /  #10
For one person It will be not bad.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
9 Dec 2007 /  #11
Quoting: gosiaczek
nightlife ~ 50zł

Gee Gosiaczek...ur a cheap date....lol
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
9 Dec 2007 /  #12
So ~3500 Zlotys per month will be plenty then?

Yeah, that should do (don't exaggerate with girls, though).
Michal - | 1,865  
10 Dec 2007 /  #13
I hear a lot of people teach English, either as their main job in Poland or part-time. Is this easy / fun to do?

Yes, you can but the pay is lousy or so I have been told.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
10 Dec 2007 /  #14
Is this easy / fun to do?

Not so easy , especially if you have not taught before.....I found my self doing it , and even ended up teaching little monsters ( kids ) Thankfully the children in Poland are quite nice people compared to the UK , and i did enjoy it.....One sweet little girl even brought me flowers to the school....How could i not enjoy that....The money was not great , but i don,t have a mortgage or rent to pay , so it was enough....
gosiaczek 1 | 85  
10 Dec 2007 /  #15
Gee Gosiaczek...ur a cheap date....lol

nightlife ~50zł - ...? per night

you took it out of context. I didn't say you need 50zł on average, I said it's a minimum (why do I have to explain it to everyone, wasn't that clear?)

ok, then, nightlife ~ 200zł - ....

apparenty, you cannot have a good fun without much money.
Michal - | 1,865  
10 Dec 2007 /  #16
apparenty, you cannot have a good fun without much money.

I suppose you can but it is hard unless you plan to have a quiet evening in!
Polanglik 11 | 303  
10 Dec 2007 /  #17
Yes, you can but the pay is lousy or so I have been told.

You can actually make quite a decent living out of teaching English privately as a native speaker - I believe this has been discussed on another thread.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
10 Dec 2007 /  #18
renting a flat ~ 1000 - 2000zł per month

That's 413 - 825 USD according to a website. That's a great price.
Polanglik 11 | 303  
10 Dec 2007 /  #19
I believe this has been discussed on another thread.

check out ...Polonia - UK and Ireland , 'If I was to move to Poland from Ireland' thread, post 48 onwards ..
ilovepoland  
17 Dec 2007 /  #20
i want many live in poland. i the weather is many nice . i am a wigger . i eat chinease food, i need house living partner.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
17 Dec 2007 /  #21
i am a wigger

What on earth is a wigger....?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Dec 2007 /  #22
well... some people might regard it as a white knee grow
Piorun - | 658  
17 Dec 2007 /  #23
hat on earth is a wigger....?

It's a slang term for a European American who emulates African American

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