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kaskal 1 | 1
12 Dec 2013 #1
If you moved from AU to Poland please share your opinion about that move.
JoshU
13 Dec 2013 #2
Hi Kaskal, I have moved from Aus to PL in 2012. What was supposed to be a year holiday visiting family and traveling Poland/Europe turned into a permanent move. Long story short, met a girl within the first 3 months of my arrival, fell in love and now we have a 6 month old baby daughter. I couldn't be happier :)

As I'm writing this I'm in Australia right now for a 3 month holiday with my partner and daughter.

Have you Kaskal made the move? What are your experiences?

All the best
Josh U

As for my opinion, having lived in Australia all my life to moving to Poland was a huge change. I find that the government could do a far better job to help the less fortunate, customer service is non existent in most places and Polish people tend to take too much pleasure in discussing other peoples lives when they should deal with their own :)

It's a beautiful country full of history, women are beautiful, food is awesome, beer is good. Once you build friendships Polish people are the best of friends that will do everything. If you have a decent sized bank account in Aus that helps a lot and you will find your dollar here will get you a long way :)

By the way I live in PÅ‚ock which I a very beautiful town.

Hope this helps you in any way.

JoshU
ew27 1 | 18
8 Feb 2015 #3
Merged: Should I move to Poland? Opportunities and best city to live in with kids.

What are the opportunities and best city to live in with kids.

Hi, I have read your coment about moving from Aus to PL, sound interesting. I am about to do the same but am hesident of doing it, been visiting Pland a lot but never had the guts to do it :) got most of my husbands family overthere. How did you cope with the change? and life style? No beach etc..

Best Regards
Nathans
11 Feb 2015 #4
No beach etc..

What about the Poland's Baltyk Sea ;) True, it's cold, but 2-3 months in a year you cannot complain.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #5
I know, its beautiful as well. I do love the Polish arichitecture and old town citys. So amazing definetly you dont get that in Australia just sand and very hot sun, where you cant enjoy it that much cos its way to hot...

Cheers :)
pigsy 7 | 304
11 Feb 2015 #6
What about the Poland's Baltyk Sea ;) True, it's cold, but 2-3 months in a year you cannot complain.

Please dont compare that to wollongong beach.The water is dirty and not worth to swim in it,the fact.(I meant the baltic coast in Poland esp at sopot)
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #7
Oh thats nice, well thanks for letting me know about that :) Pigsy. Would like to here your opinion about Poland?
pigsy 7 | 304
11 Feb 2015 #8
Its a great place to live if you speak the language or sometimes gets harsher to do your chores and people do tend to decide for you.Investment returns are still great,particularly with very low property taxes and income tax dont know for how long but surely for couple of decades as they will have problem with seniors paying heavy property taxes like in australlia or states.If you have a steady income and place to live you will do just fine with kids.Its a very safe country like any other western country with brand new infrastructure.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #9
Have you lived there?
pigsy 7 | 304
11 Feb 2015 #10
been coming here almost every month for the last 15 years and staying for a month or so.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #11
If you dont mind me asking are your from Aus or US?
pigsy 7 | 304
11 Feb 2015 #12
studied in aus and now living in states.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #13
Sounds interesting, So why dont you just live in PL? Sounds like you do like the country. Or is there more opportunities in US?
pigsy 7 | 304
11 Feb 2015 #14
Cuz in our age and stage we are in no mood to work and live of healthy investments and kids who are settled in states.Even if we had to work we rather make money in $$ then pln.So we enjoy both the continents and dont plan to settle in one.Europe has its own charm in cpl of hrs you can be in a different world,new language,new customs etc which we lack mostly in states.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #15
Great, thanks for your opinion. In a way you are right.
Harry
11 Feb 2015 #16
Should I move to Poland?

If you don't speak Polish, I'd strongly suggest learning it before you move here.

What are the opportunities

If you're willing to work hard, you can do well here. If you're a chancer or a scam artist, you'll be quickly exposed as one; after that you'll learn the hard way that Polish cities tend to be rather like small villages.

best city to live in with kids.

Do your kids speak fluent Polish? If not, how do you plan to earn the 80,000zl per child that a good English-language only school is going to charge?
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #17
Hi Harry, thanks for pointing that straight out. I dont know Polish language and I've tought my kids Polish as well. But would definitely want them to keep their English. Are you serious thats how much you spend on School?
pigsy 7 | 304
11 Feb 2015 #18
the 80,000zl per child

Can you proove that? This is the school fee for a ranney pvt school in nj,usa where bon jovis daughter was educated.

here is the real school fee for a school in warsaw:

nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/warsaw/admissions/fees

which is still not 80,000 pln for a high school kid.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #19
Thanks for that Pigsy. They are very well priced compared to Australian Privet Schools. Do you get any Government discounts?
Roger5 1 | 1,443
11 Feb 2015 #20
Can you proove that?

American School of Warsaw. Up to 85k PLN.
Harry
11 Feb 2015 #21
You do know Polish? Or you don't know Polish?

80,000zl per year per kid is what you'll pay for a good English-language only school. There are cheaper options but you get what you pay for (e.g. in a good school all the teachers are fully qualified, in cheaper ones they aren't). Personally my step-daughter goes to a state-assisted private school (Polish language classes) which is about a quarter of the price of a good English-language only school.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #22
Hi Harry, sorry for the spelling mistake. I do know Polish and so do my kids.
pigsy 7 | 304
11 Feb 2015 #23
American School of Warsaw. Up to 85k PLN.

here is the fee forthat school nowhere near what you say
ias.edu.pl/en/22/Admissions/Tuition_Fees_Account_number
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #24
Thats bit better.
Roger5 1 | 1,443
11 Feb 2015 #25
You quote fees from a different school. The American School of Warsaw charges $11,880 plus41,000PLN for grades 11-12. Try to quote correctly instead of making me out to be a liar.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #26
Since you live in US, what is your opinion with the Ukrainian Crisis? Do you still think its safe to move to Poland with all thats happening with Russia?
Harry
11 Feb 2015 #27
here is the real school fee for a school in warsaw

From the table on the page that our Indian friend just linked to:

Year 12 and Year 13
32,300 Autumn Term
24,300 Spring Term
24,300 Summer Term

For those who are very slow at maths: 32,300 + 24,300 + 24,300 = 80,900.

Is it only the last two years? No
Year 10 and Year 11
31,700 Autumn Term
24,000 Spring Term
24,000 Summer Term
For those who are very slow at maths: 31,700 + 24,000 + 24,000 = 79,700.

So the average for the last four years is over 80,000 per year.

here is the fee forthat school nowhere near what you say

As I said above, at a good school all of the teachers are fully qualified, but there are cheaper alternatives for those who can't afford good things. Are you now pretending to be an educational consultant, pigsy?

Do you still think its safe to move to Poland with all thats happening with Russia?

It's at least as safe as it was 20 years ago.
Monitor 14 | 1,817
11 Feb 2015 #28
Poland has free education, so if you're ready to send your children to a Polish language public school, then you nearly don't have to pay anything. Usually children repeat one year in order to learn the language. You could move into a neighborhood next to a good school, because children are assigned to the nearest public school from where they live.
pigsy 7 | 304
11 Feb 2015 #29
For those who are very slow at maths: 32,300 + 24,300 + 24,300 = 80,900.

Read at the top its discounted fee one you mentioned is full fee but if you ask they discount it.
ew27 1 | 18
11 Feb 2015 #30
Thank You for that, what is your opinion about Polish Ukrainian situation? What are the views within the Polish comunity?


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