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bimber94 7 | 254
29 Sep 2010 #31
Oh yes, Leszek Balcerowicz! Here's his real name, 6th one down: jewishtribalreview.org/polishnames.htm
Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Sep 2010 #32
@ PP52, It's not much cheaper in Ireland. Wrangler would be cheaper than Levis though - a pair of Levis here would be about 260 zł (€65). Wrangler maybe about 180 zł or less.
Plastic Pole52 - | 67
29 Sep 2010 #33
You boys & girls will be better off if you do shopping in the US.pair of Levis $20-25,pair of Wranglers $8!!!(outlet)-20.Bought myself few nice Hillfiger shirts for $10 a piece.European cosmetics are cheaper than in Europe.How is that possible?
Barney 15 | 1,476
29 Sep 2010 #34
a pair of Levis here would be about 260 zł (€65).

Get the bus to Newry and save about £10 per pair.
In general the Free state is more expensive than the rest of Ireland. When we go to Donegal about 5 times a year we bring all our food and drink with us. The bar prices are crazy €4 a pint, no one can afford that. A round with crisps and coke for the kids costs the same as an Ibiza.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Sep 2010 #35
Oh yeah PP, well aware of that and have bought jeans in the states whenever I was there. Only problem for me though has been the cut/sizes - they're not the same in the US & the jeans never really fit me properly. I've heard others say the same. The Levis here tend to be made in Pakistan or Turkey as far as I remember.

Yes the Republic is more expensive than Northern Ireland, sure - but we are paid more in general, hence people can afford €4 a pint - or at least it is not so shocking.
convex 20 | 3,978
29 Sep 2010 #36
Here are some random prices:

120Mb internet connection - 150zl/mo
Cutting and welding an exhaust pipe for a car- 115zl
Radeon 4550 video card - 119zl
Cleaning of a 110m2 apartment - 100zl
Vehicle registration - 100 and some change
1.5kg bag 'o Whiskas cat food - 17zl
1kg pork loin - 18zl
56 count pack of Calgonit dishwasher tabs - 60zl
1kg of sugar - 2,69zl
750ml bottle of Bacardi Reserva 8 - 129zl
500ml bottle of Paulaner at a bar - 10zl
16km taxi to the airport - 40zl
Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier rear motorcycle tire - 750zl installed
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
29 Sep 2010 #37
120Mb internet connection - 150zl/mo

Haha, doesn't exist in the UK! :D Max is 20mb for about £20 a month.

Cleaning of a 110m2 apartment - 100zl

Tight git :P I use to pay 100pln for my 50m2 flat, though I felt sorry for the auld bugger who cleaned it. £20 for a cleaner over here.

1kg pork loin - 18zl

About £15 for the good stuff here.

1kg of sugar - 2,69zl

£1
Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Sep 2010 #38
The Whiskas, Barcardi and the tyre seem expensive to me - relative to the local economy -
as they would cost approx. the same in Ireland.

The other items, broadly speaking, at least 2 or 3 times cheaper in Poland.

But they should be more like 4 times cheaper to get value relative to wages shouldn't they? A crude calculation I know. In that respect the pork and sugar are good value - relatively speaking.
Plastic Pole52 - | 67
29 Sep 2010 #39
120Mb internet connection -

120 Mbps???You meant 12 Mbps.right?
convex 20 | 3,978
29 Sep 2010 #40
Haha, doesn't exist in the UK! :D Max is 20mb for about £20 a month.

25/1.5 through UPC is 80zl/mo

Tight git :P I use to pay 100pln for my 50m2 flat, though I felt sorry for the auld bugger who cleaned it. £20 for a cleaner over here.

Hey, it's not too bad for two hours of work, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, bathrooms, occasionally windows. She listens to stoner metal too, so there's usually a tip involved.

About £15 for the good stuff here.

Good cuts of beef are a bit more expensive, but if you like pork, Poland is the place to be.

120 Mbps???

yup, fiber to the house.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
29 Sep 2010 #41
120 Mbps???

Yeah, the rest of the world get the high net speeds, while the UK and American wait a few years so they can over charge use for complete crap. I have 20mb unlimited broadband...must state that in the contract it says upto 20mb...i rarely get past 4mb arseholes!

Good cuts of beef are a bit more expensive, but if you like pork, Poland is the place to be.

How much is it for a lamb chop? Expensive if i remember rightly from Poland.
Though I did find a butcher in Krakow who sold a half lamb for 25pln :)
Plastic Pole52 - | 67
29 Sep 2010 #42
yup, fiber to the house.

Amazing.Couple weeks ago some college educated American told me that there is NO internet in Poland.I wish I knew it then.I have only 12Mbps.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
29 Sep 2010 #43
Are there any mathematicians in our midst? Before I continue...here is an old schoolboy joke you may have heard: Have you heard about the constipated mathematician? - He worked it out with a pencil!

Nowadays everyone uses calculators and that could be a wee painful....
Anyway so much for the poor man's comedian....
Probably more relevant than just prices would be converting things into purchasing power, ie how many hours does the average (or minimum-wage) employee have to work to buy a...

Fiat Panda, 200-litre Samsung fridge, a case of Tyskie, 500 ml bottle of Wyborowa, 750 Johnny Walker Red, etc. For comparison’s sake, indicating a specific brand makes more sense — something my original post lacked.
convex 20 | 3,978
29 Sep 2010 #44
How much is it for a lamb chop? Expensive if i remember rightly from Poland.
Though I did find a butcher in Krakow who sold a half lamb for 25pln :)

dunno, probably not cheap. I'll have a look this afternoon.

Amazing.Couple weeks ago some college educated American told me that there is NO internet in Poland.I wish I knew it then.I have only 12Mbps.

No blue jeans or TV either, a land of savages!

Probably more relevant than just prices would be converting things into purchasing power, ie how many hours does the average (or minimum-wage) employee have to work to buy a...

Then we get into the median income debate again :)
According to the statistical office, gross average monthly wages comes to about 3500/mo, which everyone will tell you is a bit optimistic. But hey, lets go with that. That should net you about 2800/mo net. So about 16zl per hour of employment, net. Have fun with the calculator.
Wroclaw Boy
29 Sep 2010 #45
dunno, probably not cheap. I'll have a look this afternoon.

Somebody's going to Alma, ive only seen decent lamb in Poland over the counter once and it was in Alma, i thought i'll grab some of that next time but ive never seen it since. It was pricey by Polish standards. They also had fillet steak which i did buy priced at 100 PLN / KG, theres cheaper places.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
29 Sep 2010 #46
Haha, doesn't exist in the UK! :D Max is 20mb for about £20 a month.

I pay £5.00 my advice is the shop around and haggle - there's always a deal to be done..lots of competition out there!

while the UK and American wait a few years so they can over charge use for complete crap.

Blame the last government for this.

How much is it for a lamb chop? Expensive if i remember rightly from Poland.

Expensive in the UK, I paid £6.00 for 4 a couple of months back..not exactly meaty looking things either from what I recall..
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
29 Sep 2010 #47
I bought 4 last night in Morrisons for a fiver :/
zetigrek
29 Sep 2010 #48
Well, last time I was in PL I walked by Wrangler store and they had a pair of jeans on display for 260PLN!!!Now,this is a foking ripp off.And same goes for other "brand" stuff like RL,Tommy etc.I mean who can afford to pay $90 for a pair of jeans?

hehe these stores are not for average people in Poland. Are they cheaper in other countries? (Diesel, Wrangler, Tommy Hilfiger, Olsen, Wallis etc?)
f stop 25 | 2,513
29 Sep 2010 #49
US, deep south:
-- packet of 20 cigarettes - $7
-- 6-pack of local beer - $5?
-- a McDonald's cheeseburger - $3?
-- the cheapest new car you can buy - $10,000
-- public transport fare (bus, tram, tube) - $2
-- cup of coffee at café - $2
-- 200-litre fridge - $1000
-- bed-sit monthly rent - $500 and up
-- cinema ticket - $8
-- daily newspaper - $1
-- loaf of bread $1-$3
-- litre of vodka $15

Average hourly wage: $15/hr

-- monthly internet/cable TV - $120
-- monthly electric - $100-$300
-- monthly water - $30-$100
-- monthly car insurance - $60-$100
-- gallon of gas - $3
pgtx 30 | 3,156
29 Sep 2010 #50
-- packet of 20 cigarettes - $7

$5.60

-- 6-pack of local beer - $5?

$8

;)

Are they cheaper in other countries? (Diesel, Wrangler, Tommy Hilfiger, Olsen, Wallis etc?)

let's sat Levi's jeans are expensive in PL, how much to compare?
in the US, you can buy Levi's for $10 or/and for $200...
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
29 Sep 2010 #51
f stop wrote:

US, deep south

just checked the avg. gas prices for Georgia and Alabama (the deep south), as of today they are $2.55 and $2.56.

"local beer" is very vague. you can buy a 30 pack of domestic beer in the US for under $15. these are 12 oz beers, so about 21 half liter, poland sized beers, for $15. less than $1 per half liter of brew. a good import goes for around $25 per case.

i don't eat at McDonald's, but I know a run of the mill cheeseburger can be bought at McD's for $1.

i also think your car insurance quote is a bit off. sure, in the deep south you can insure a car for $50/month, but when you get into the bigger cities on the east/west coast, it can easily triple. most people in NJ where I'm from can't get insurance policies for under $1200 a year.

only the big thick Sunday papers get to be over a dollar. otherwise, papers in a local town are 50 cents or even less. even daily papers in NYC are 50 cents.

all in all, a decent list f stop. if you are in fact in the deep south, we certainly have different perspectives regarding price, but no matter where you are in America, it's entirely cheaper to be there than in Poland. i'm still baffled every day with how expensive things are here vs. there, real estate first and foremost.
f stop 25 | 2,513
29 Sep 2010 #52
Then there are also some big ticket items like house insurance, which varies greatly, all kinds of taxes, and health insurance, which I would not want to get into.

And 10% to the church, of course ;)
OP pawian 181 | 17,079
29 Sep 2010 #53
Warsaw. Sending a message which costs 25 pence will allow you to listen to a Warsaw Band`s song from the following list
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
30 Sep 2010 #54
Isn't PLN 3,500 what is called the average industrial wage? There is also an average wage, a most typical wage (the largest percentage of society earn this one) and of course a minimum wage. I sometimes get the impression that politicans use whichever one they find convenient at a given moment to prove their point.
convex 20 | 3,978
30 Sep 2010 #55
Average industrial wage is the same as average wage minus farm workers. Median income is the closest to a common wage, and minimum wage is unwanted government intervention in the labor market :)

The problem of course is that none of those take into account the massive amount of work performed under the table.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
30 Sep 2010 #56
which sometimes makes me think the USA may be the biggest culprit of unclaimed income.

think of the millions of Americans working in restaurants, diners, bars, night clubs, cafes, etc., and they all work on tips. tipping is such a huge part of American culture, something that makes it unique to the rest of the world. tips are almost always given in cash so the USA has no idea how much money these people are really earning. bartenders in busy night clubs in major cities in the USA can take home $500 or more in one night, all in cash. a waitress working in a swanky uptown restaurant can take home just as much, and uncle Sam never sees a dime of it.
f stop 25 | 2,513
30 Sep 2010 #57
when I left service industry, the restaurant/bar I worked at was required to list the total sales for the server and taxed them on 15% of that as an income. That means that if you were getting more than 15% in tips, then you are right on the unclaimed income, but if you sucked or got a lot of tourists, you were scruvved.

I also think Poland has a lot of underground income sources. It has to. How else can they affort to look as good as they do, have the homes, furnishings, cars, etc on the pensja they are supposedly getting??
zetigrek
30 Sep 2010 #58
How? The answer is parents and grandparents.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
30 Sep 2010 #59
In the US, there's free ones in fast food restaraunts and at Chuck E Cheese's where you have to buy food before your kids can play on them. We have some in parks that are free, though not as elaborate. There were places like Fun Zone, don't know if it's still in business, that charged. I never went because other places were free.
bimber94 7 | 254
1 Oct 2010 #60
zetigrek

How? The answer is parents and grandparents.

What do the parents and grandparents live on? It's known, also, many of them (including the dreaded 'moherowe berety') give much of their money to the Church.


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