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Life in Lomza - Is it a cheap place to live?


liljohn400
7 Jan 2012 #1
Hi

I just wondered if anyone can tell me anything about life in Lomza, as I have a job offer there.

Is it a cheap place to live compared to Warsaw or other parts of Poland?

What kind of entertainment and shopping services does it have?

Is there a hospital there? or how easy is it to get medical care as an EU citizen?

Finally, my job offer is from a new school called Linguo,they seem a good place, but does anyone have a 3rd party opinionon the school, maybe you are a student or something?

I hope someone can help me.

Thanks
Brit coming to Poland
Harry
7 Jan 2012 #2
Is it a cheap place to live compared to Warsaw or other parts of Poland?

Certainly a lot cheaper than Warsaw and cheaper than most places in Poland too. Very decent local beer.
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
7 Jan 2012 #3
Is it a cheap place to live

Very.

What kind of entertainment and shopping services does it have?

A nice town centre. A few (but only a few) bars. A supermarket. A Macdonalds. A few small restaurants.

Is there a hospital there?

A small one. Everything you need. Just don't expect them to speak English in a place that size.

how easy is it to get medical care as an EU citizen?

If you are living working in Poland as opposed to just being on holiday it is compulsory to pay ZUS. This covers healthcare.

a new school called Linguo,they seem a good place

Never heard of it, and in a place like £omźa it will be a small one. I would be careful. Have you checked them out on Dacve's or any of the blacklists?

You could clear up on private lessons in a town like that - provided you handle it right...
Harry
7 Jan 2012 #4
If you are living working in Poland as opposed to just being on holiday it is compulsory to pay ZUS.

Actually it isn't (assuming you work on umowa o dzielo and are not in an employment relationship, see Art. Paragraph 6. 1 point 4 and Article. 7 of the Act of 13 October 1998 on the Social Insurance system). But it's a good idea to pay ZUS anyway.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
7 Jan 2012 #5
They have a website. As websites for Polish language schools go, the English is pretty good; just a few mistakes from what I could see. They even say 'training' and not 'trainings', which should tell you a lot. Dunno about the model, though.
pip 10 | 1,661
7 Jan 2012 #6
good beer. sleepy town. if there are a group of foreign teachers you may very well get on with great people and have the best year of your life.
dhrynio 5 | 97
9 Jan 2012 #7
This one I can help with! I live in Lomza and have for 7 years now. The owner of Lingua (Steph) is a Canadian who had also lived and taught here in Lomza for about 8 years. She decided to open her own school this year and has many students who followed her from the old school to this new one. However, I know very little about the school other than that she and the few teachers that I know are excellent teachers.

Lomza is a fairy cheap place to live. Rent is cheap compared to a big city and food is very reasonable.

Entertainment...huh that is a tough one. There is a movie theatre but they are now building a new shoppng center. I have heard rumors that it will be a Tesco and others that say it will be a mall with a theatre and a Tesco. One thing I can say is that Lomza is growing and getting better every year. Shopping is also better than it used to be.

Yes there is a hospital. Quite a good one. I delivered both of my children there and also was in a few other times. It also helps to know doctors. I am quite sure though that Steph and the others will help you out if the need arises.

If you have any more questions feel free to contact me on here. I will be happy to help. There are actually only a handful of expats in town but there are a few great bars with lots of people who are very interested in meeting English speaking people.

May I ask...and I know this may seem strange, but are you introverted? Extroverted? Shy? Outgoing? What are your interests?
Patrycja19 63 | 2,700
6 Jan 2014 #8
This is interesting, i always had this picture in my head of what it would be like, I have a few pictures but they are of country roads so I guess thats why I personally feel stuck, its hard to learn about something you never actually seen. with all honesty I am glad they are increasing livelyhood for people there. Building more stores and making it more conveinent for folks.
dhrynio 5 | 97
6 Jan 2014 #9
And even more has been done in the last year. We now have a real galeria, small but nice! But better is the port on the river. It is really nice. There is a lovely pub, playground for kids, outdoor exercise equipment, a lovely river walk with plenty of benches and of course the port itself. Sidewalks are being renewed like crazy with bike paths as well!

Related: Private schools in Łomża - which one is the best?

I have a 2 boys leaving in Lomza 7 (1st grade) and 9 (3rd grade).
I would like they can get better education and speak better English.
What is the best private school in Lomza and what is the cost about private schools in there.

I live some 35 km from £omża and AFAK there is this school called EDUCO. I think I can recommend them. All the best!


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