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zetigrek
1 Oct 2010 #61
They have whole life savings, flats, houses which they give out their children.
convex 20 | 3,978
1 Oct 2010 #62
As many have pointed out, if you take housing costs out of the equation, Poland isn't exactly an expensive country.
Plastic Pole52 - | 67
1 Oct 2010 #63
They have whole life savings, flats, houses which they give out their children.

How can they have any savings since everyone knows Poles are dirt poor and make $100/month not to mention that during comunism they were making $20/month???
zetigrek
1 Oct 2010 #64
My grandma had some savings that she was even able to give some properties to her children.
You bought a flat those days which has now real worth.

$100/month

300 zł/month? haha that even doesn't make a dole.
You don't need to be sarcastic pp52
Plastic Pole52 - | 67
1 Oct 2010 #65
I am not.It is a common knowledge in the so called Western world.

My grandma had some savings that she was even able to give some properties to her children.
You bought a flat those days which has now real worth.

Well then you are the lucky one.What about others?
zetigrek
1 Oct 2010 #66
I am not.It is a common knowledge in the so called Western world.

Maybe in Ukraine it's common salary...

Well then you are the lucky one.What about others?

I think I'm not the only one.

Besides that I've noticed that nearly everyone has aunt/uncle/brother/sister/grandma/grandpa/pal/lover/daughter/son/broth er-in-law in Germany/Canada/USA/UK/Sweeden/Norway or even na Kajmanach ;P

Actually do you know anybody who doesn't have a member of his family abroad? My grandma inherit few years ago quite nice money (besides those she saved on her own) after death of her childless unmarried sister who was living for 50 years in Germany (RFN).

My friend has grandma in Sweeden (no she's not Sweedish) but if the family was in need there always was the lovely granny ;)

Every Góral has someone in the USA that's why they have such a nice houses ;)
spiderpig25 - | 3
16 Mar 2012 #67
Hi I'm going to Poland in a week! I just want some general info about Poland and alcohol and beer prices and food and tobacco and stuff :)
jasondmzk
16 Mar 2012 #68
numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Poland - There's several sites similar.
spiderpig25 - | 3
17 Mar 2012 #69
Merged: Information about Poland.

I would like to know some general stuff about Poland please!!! What are the price of food and beer and other alcohol, and underage drinking laws as my friends are underage !
mente - | 2
18 Mar 2012 #70
drinking from 18, cigarettes also

1$=3,2 PLN
beer is 3-4 PLN (shop), 7-10 PLN (pub)
food - the cheapest whole meal will be 10-20 PLN but you can eat much more expensive one

any more questions?:)
jon357 71 | 20,403
19 Mar 2012 #71
7-10 PLN (pub)

There are still a few that are 5zl in Warsaw (and a couple that are 4zl)
phtoa 9 | 236
19 Mar 2012 #72
Same in Krakow
hancock 1 | 95
8 Apr 2012 #73
a question about polands health system in regards to australias one
LiloMan 1 | 7
20 May 2012 #74
How much are prices set to increase during Euro2012, do you think?
gdyniaguy 1 | 281
20 May 2012 #75
Spiderpig...

Be careful the Poles will use Euro2012 to try to make a quick buck from anybody. I live here and have been ripped of on more then on occassion... a few tips...

Phone cards... if you use pay as you go in a smart phone beware...it will cost you a fortune...you will fine no literature in english

Taxis.... learn the basic good day etc... and when you get in the taxi say good day and then the name of the street that the hotel is on... not the hotel... they will rip you off royally if they know your not local...they make london cabies look like saints.

bus tickets.... make sure you stamp them once on the bus/tram etc....or they'll fine you..

green man at traffic lights... only walk on green...red is an instant fine... you can only cross on green and beware the poles have a stupid systmen that drivers can cross the same time as you.. (no wonder the poles are the worst drivers in europe)

Never pay more then 7-10zl for a beer!! a take 7km (3 miles) about 30-35zl.

good luck
sobieski 107 | 2,128
21 May 2012 #76
they will rip you off royally if they know your not local...they make london cabies look like saints.

If you stick with the official taxi companies I do not think this is a risk. Avoid the gits hanging around in the airport and Warsaw Old Town
gdyniaguy 1 | 281
22 May 2012 #77
Hi Sobieski

When you get off a plane in a country for the first time and walk to the taxi rank how do you know which are 'official' and which arn't?
jon357 71 | 20,403
22 May 2012 #78
I don't know what Sobieski does but personally I always have a look at Tripadvisor, Wikitravel, Lonely Planet etc first. If there are known issues about airport taxis they usually have something about it.

Your advice in post #9 is pretty sound. I'd add though that some businesses will certainly put their prices up during the Euro2012 period and anything could happen. A lady I know with a bar on Nowy Swiat in Warsaw told me the other day that if she wants to sell alcohol during the competition she has to display a banner from the sponsors who have already advised her what she should increase her prices to.

The toilets in Metro Centrum are also doubling their entry fee for the duration.
valpomike 11 | 197
22 May 2012 #79
So what can I plan on paying for furnished apartment for one, one bedroom, living room, and full bathroom, with all included, phone, cable, and all utittles, and food, and everything more I may need for a month, in or near downtown Warsaw? Can I live off my social security check and a small pension check? Please advise, since I hope to make this move this fall, if all works out.

On a visit to Poland I took a nice place like I now need, on Hoza Street, but lost my contact information. It was on the corner of Hoza, above a few stores. Do you know how to help me find this contact, or a place like it?

Valpomike
jon357 71 | 20,403
22 May 2012 #80
Hi Mike. It depends if you mean a month on its own or one month of a longer stay. If you don't drinkor smoke, you can feed yourself and have money to spare on 1000 plan. Less if you are careful, more if you like to dine out.

I remember the flat on Hoza (if you recall, I took some photos before you came when we both used a different forum).
klubturysty.pl has a place on Hoza - maybe the same one - for short rentals
noce.pl also rents out flats. In very central areas like that though you'll find the rent is higher. And the apartment noisier.
Hipis - | 227
22 May 2012 #81
As a regular visitor to Warsaw I'd advise anyone not to pay more than 12PLN for a beer in a bar. If businesses are going to get greedy then the off licences will do a roaring trade.
pantsless 1 | 267
22 May 2012 #82
Can I live off my social security check and a small pension check?

Uhhh can you translate for us what the dollar figure of "social security and a small pension check" is?

These are very general prices, but expect to pay 2000zl for a studio including utilities. Food depends on how much and what you eat. From 400 to 800zl a month. Other random costs like phone, transport, ermmm 300zl. So 3k a month for Warsaw.
valpomike 11 | 197
22 May 2012 #83
So rent could be around $ 625.00 a month, in American money. This could work for me, if on Hoza Street, or near the downtown Warsaw area. Would I get a better price for long term?

Valpomike
OP pawian 190 | 19,211
22 May 2012 #84
I wonder..... A big pineapple, 2.07 kilos/4 Lb costs 7.60 zlotys = 2$ / 1.70 euro/ 1.40 GBP.
peterweg 37 | 2,320
23 May 2012 #85
As a regular visitor to Warsaw I'd advise anyone not to pay more than 12PLN for a beer in a bar.

I've never paid more than 10 in krakow.
jon357 71 | 20,403
23 May 2012 #86
It's 15 in some places in Warsaw - more than that in the big hotels.
Hipis - | 227
23 May 2012 #87
I've never paid more than 10 in krakow.

Don't go to that cellar jazz bar on the Rynek up by the Mariacki then, you'd definitely pay more than 10 there.

It's 15 in some places in Warsaw - more than that in the big hotels.

Only place where I'd pay that is the Browaria on Krakowskie Przedmiescie.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
23 May 2012 #88
Poland isn't exactly an expensive country.

how so?
peterweg 37 | 2,320
23 May 2012 #89
Second cheapest place in the EU for food.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
23 May 2012 #90
comparable to earnings? what scale are you basing this claim on?

aside from food, what about cars? gas? clothing?


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