How much is a haircut in Poland?
I pay 15zl.
15 in a big city.
12 in the countryside.
15 PLN versus &10. It is like & 2.80 to 10. Not bad.
Actually, all compared services have more or less the same ratio, be it haircut or car repair.
Today`s exchange rate is &1 - 5.43 PLN
It's not a fair comparison,
Yes, and no. :):):)
It is perfectly fair when it concerns a visitor to London. They haven`t got Oyster cards (btw, nice name).
However, even 3.60 PLN to £2 isn`t so bad. Still 3.5 times cheaper. :):):):)
OK, when we talk about residents, yes, it might be an unfair comparison.
So, let`s compare sth which functions in both capitals - monthly passes/tickets/travelcards for unlimited rides in zone 1.
Warsaw - 90 PLN (£18)
There is a difference, isn`t there? :):):):)
It's also possible to catch a bus in London for £1.30.
2012 price is £1.35 :):):)
Come to think of it, I can't think of anything which is genuinely cheaper in Poland (if you consider local wages).
There are hundreds, if not thousands of things. :):):)
Oddly enough, it costs £2.70 for a bus fare round here - more expensive than London, but we have much lower wages!! <grr>
Round here means Manchester? Good.
We have compared capitals so far.
How about other cities?
Krakow bus fare: 3.20 PLN = £ 0.60
Manchester, as you say, : £2.70
Unfortunately, I couldn`t locate Manchester transport site.
I earn six times as much as I would in Poland, so those "expensive" British fares would be much more affordable than Polish fares.
BTW, congrats! :):):)