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What are the favorite (foreign) countries for Polish expats to live/retire?


Tlum 10 | 150
14 Jul 2013  #1
And I don't mean favorite countries to work, but to live / retire. My acquaintance asked me this question recently and I didn't know a precise answer.
jon357 63 | 14,122
14 Jul 2013  #2
I know several who've retired to Egypt - mostly the area round Sharm El Sheik.
polforeigner
14 Jul 2013  #3
Witam! Considering the tiny amounts of Polish retirements, 99% of the Poles have to stay in Poland and struggle to just survive. The few very rich may go to countries like Spain to get sun. As to settling in Egypt, one has to be out of their mind.
poland_
14 Jul 2013  #4
My acquaintance asked me this question recently and I didn't know a precise answer.

Australia,Spain, USA.
jon357 63 | 14,122
14 Jul 2013  #5
99% of the Poles have to stay in Poland and struggle to just survive.

We aren't talking about the ones who don't retire abroad, are we?

As to settling in Egypt, one has to be out of their mind.

Yet some people do - Sharm is a lovely place.
poland_
14 Jul 2013  #6
Yet some people do - Sharm is a lovely place.

Not a big fan of Sharm Jon, I much prefer Taba especially Taba heights, more natural easy to get to Jordan and Israel.

We aren't talking about the ones who don't retire abroad, are we?

The title of threads is lost on some folk, Poles are always willing to tell you how poor they are.
jon357 63 | 14,122
14 Jul 2013  #7
Taba especially Taba heights

A beautiful place.

In both of those communities though, I'd be very wary of trusting developers.
poland_
14 Jul 2013  #8
I'd be very wary of trusting developers

I would never buy anything in Egypt, wonderful country, friendly welcoming people long term real estate ownership there not for me.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
14 Jul 2013  #9
What are the favorite countries for Polish expats to live/retire?

i would imagine germany and the uk.

both are within easy visiting distance of folks back home.

both have a high concentration of Poles to Begin with.
Ryz - | 43
14 Jul 2013  #10
If you're looking for a suggestion rather than statistical data I would say the best bet would be any EEA country out of the Eurozone. Of course it all depends on a number of factors, the most critical one being how much your retirement income was set at, but generally speaking I regard what I said as good advice for the next decade.
cms 9 | 1,272
14 Jul 2013  #11
There are only a handful who can afford it - for them i would say Vienna, Switzerland, London, Paris and South of France most popular for tax and weather reasons plus flight connections.
poland_
14 Jul 2013  #12
most popular for tax

Poles are taxed on their world wide income, there are structures in place in Poland which are far more beneficial than you would find in the Austria,Switzerland or the UK.
jon357 63 | 14,122
14 Jul 2013  #13
Poles are taxed on their world wide income

It depends. If someone spends less than half the year there and also severs certain other links, their income from outside PL isn't taxable.

Additionally, if an income derives from elsewhere and is paid into a bank account elsewhere, there's little if anything that the US can do.

Poles are taxed on their world wide income, there are structures in place in Poland which are far more beneficial than you would find in the Austria,Switzerland or the UK.

This is true.
polforeigner
14 Jul 2013  #14
Yes: (very) rich Poles are very fond of Cote d'Azur and also of Corsica. Basically rich Poles are like all the rich, they want sun :)
jon357 63 | 14,122
14 Jul 2013  #15
Don't forget Paris. More people than you think have a base there.
Ryz - | 43
14 Jul 2013  #16
Poles are taxed on their world wide income, there are structures in place in Poland which are far more beneficial than you would find in the Austria,Switzerland or the UK.

Exactly.
polforeigner
14 Jul 2013  #17
Jon: No, Paris (+ Cote d'Azur and Monaco + Alps) is base for (very rich ;) ) Russians and Ukrainians.
jon357 63 | 14,122
14 Jul 2013  #18
Russians and Ukrainians.

You'd be surprised...

Particularly in the nicer bits of Neuilly sur Seine.
poland_
14 Jul 2013  #19
Russians and Ukrainians

I have a Russian friend who set up shop in Nice selling Russian antiques to the Russian community there, he makes a fortune, his family still lives in Warsaw and he is based 9 months of the year in Nice.
cms 9 | 1,272
14 Jul 2013  #20
No. If a pole emigrates and spends more than 183 days abroad he is not taxable in poland providing some other tests met. Plenty of very wealthy poles do this. As for polish structures there are some but it involves keeping your assets in poland and not everyone wants to do that.
Harry
14 Jul 2013  #21
It's not quite as simple as 183 days....
Ktos 17 | 456
28 Nov 2017  #22
Merged:

Countries with biggest balls: North Korea, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia and New Zealand



North Korea, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia and New Zealand .

Against all odds, against all the enormous pressure from western savages playing the civilised game, smeared and slammed all over the western media, penalised, invaded by the "peaceful" westerners over and over again as well as others these nations have withstood everything possible and survived. New Zealand joinsthe group for defying western course. The only western nation with a lot to lose stands for its principles not caring what some USA's reaction will be. These are countries that stand for their own principles in a face of aggression and threat from nations richer and more powerful and more numerous (cowards). That takes real courage. I salute these nations.


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