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Going to Poland in a week... How much money to have a "good time"?


Matt418Nv  
22 Oct 2007 /  #1
I'm 27, haven't been there since 1993.

I'm going over for about two weeks, how much money do I need to take with me to have a "good time". Not wanting to live like a rock star, just be able to do things like enjoy the travel and shop a little and entertain my wife.

It seems that things are MORE expensive than in US??? It doesn't sound right, but I wouldn't be surprised.

Am I in for a big shock? Because from what I've read so far, all I hear is negative things. That things are rough, and everybody is leaving.

TIA.
hello 22 | 891  
22 Oct 2007 /  #2
It's more expensive than in the US (especially now when the US dollar is weak in the world). What are you going to do in Poland - which places to go? It's not the best time weather-wise in November.

It could be a shock for you - but positive. In 1993 Poland was pretty miserable; now it's much better.
OP Matt418Nv  
22 Oct 2007 /  #3
I'm going to Lublin.

I know the weather is crappy, it just worked out that way.

Yeah, I guess that's what I'm getting at. I'm hearing how bad things are now, so now I'm starting to think it's going to be pitiful. I guess that's some good news then.

Yeah, I haven't been following the currency exchange. It's pathetic how weak the dollar is now.

Thanks.
plk123 8 | 4,148  
22 Oct 2007 /  #4
you are going with your wife and you're looking for a "good time"? hmm
OP Matt418Nv  
22 Oct 2007 /  #5
LOL

Just put words in my mouth, why don't you. :)
plk123 8 | 4,148  
22 Oct 2007 /  #6
lol.. actually i didn't that was a direct quote. :D heck, it's even in the title.. i totaly thought that's what you're looking for.. then i read your post and i thought maybe you're looking for some "good times" for the wife but just didn't seem so either. :D :D
OP Matt418Nv  
22 Oct 2007 /  #7
Just out of curiosity, lets say I want to eat at a nice restaurant.

How much an I looking at per person?

p.s. Not including alcohol.
hello 22 | 891  
22 Oct 2007 /  #8
I'm not up to date about prices - depends on the city. In Warsaw you could pay 70 Zlotych per person (about $30) for dinner in a good restaurant.
AvJoeUK  
23 Oct 2007 /  #9
Just out of curiosity, lets say I want to eat at a nice restaurant.

How much an I looking at per person?

I unwittingly entered a posh restaurant in old town, Warsaw and ended up paying about 250 zlotys for my ladie and I. Just look at the menu before you get comfy! :D
randompal 7 | 306  
23 Oct 2007 /  #10
It seems that things are MORE expensive than in US??? It doesn't sound right, but I wouldn't be surprised.

don't be surprised, now that the dollar is at an all-time low. times have chjanged a LOT since 1993. Dinner at an average resteraunt in Warsaw will cost about 30-40 złoty for a normal meal including starter, of course much more in posher places. A cheap resteraunt (ie Vitnamese) will cost about 12-15 złoty per person...of course these prices are just for food.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
23 Oct 2007 /  #11
It seems that things are MORE expensive than in US???

Not quite, but soon may be :) If you consider $10 for a meal to be expensive, than maybe. Just figure $100 US will give you about 240- 250 zl.

A beer will be about 3 dollars. Used to be a lot better :/

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