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Can me and my girlfriend live in Poland (Lodz) on 6000PLN Net a month if rent is 2800 included everything


Arexys
3 Aug 2017 #1
Hello! me and my girlfriend are moving to poland because she's polish who came to sweden and is now moving back and im moving from sweden to poland because of a job offer i will make 4750 a month and she will get 1200 from her parents the first 3 months or until she finds a job. how would our lives be if we rent an apartment with the cost of 2800 a month including electricity and etc in Lodz?
Harry
3 Aug 2017 #2
an apartment with the cost of 2800 a month including electricity and etc

You can get a good enough appartment in that city for a lot less than 2,800zl a month. A good rule of thumb is to not spend more than a third of your income on your accommodation.
DominicB - | 2,678
3 Aug 2017 #3
@Arexys

You can survive, if you are careful and scrupulously frugal. It won't be the high life, for sure. You're going to have to cook practically all of your meals at home from scratch from cheap local ingredients. You had better like potatoes and cabbage. Eating, drinking and snacking away from home are expensive and will be rare treats. Alcohol,tobacco and nightlife will kill your budget pretty quickly. Saving any money beyond a token rainy day fun is out of the question.

On that budget, you should be thinking about cheaper accommodations. 2800 PLN a month is a hell of a lot to spend for a couple on such a limited budget. You would spend a little more than half that on a cheap studio apartment, which would give you a better lifestyle and margin of safety.
OP Arexys
3 Aug 2017 #4
We don't have alot of time sadly as we move there in a week and so far the only apartment that matches our timing and that isn't far away from work is this one.@Harry
OP Arexys
3 Aug 2017 #5
@DominicB
Ok like i said to harry we do not have alot of time but i'll see if i can find a cheaper one in such short notice Thank you for the answer Dominic i don't have much of an idea how much u would normally spend on an apartment and the like so i really appreciate it.
DominicB - | 2,678
3 Aug 2017 #6
@Arexys

Sorry, I read 6000 gross. That would be poverty wages for a foreign couple. With 6000 net, you will be able to live a modest lifestyle if you reduce you spending on accommodation. You won't be poor, but you won't be living the high life, either, and will still have to watch your budget. 2800 a month is still way too high. You can easily find a modest one-bedroom apartment for 2000 PLN a month all inclusive. Finding cheaper accommodation should be your highest priority.
jon357 63 | 14,137
3 Aug 2017 #7
4750 a month and she will get 1200

Yes, you can. It won't be a luxury lifestyle, however you'll have enough for food, going out and occasional breaks away.
OP Arexys
3 Aug 2017 #8
@DominicB
Thank you i will keep looking and will take your advice into mind. Sorry for asking this but what do u think would be the total cost of a young couple of 2 living in Poland Lodz? Not including Rent So i have a vague idea on how much we would have to spend (we will cook mostly at home since we both want to and like to) I appreciate your answering and sorry for bothering you with this. We do not own a car nor plan to buy one in the near future if that is of matter. Once again Thank you.
DominicB - | 2,678
3 Aug 2017 #9
Sorry for asking this but what do u think would be the total cost of a young couple of 2 living in Poland Lodz?

On top of rent, 2000 PL per person will be enough for modest cook-at-home food, routine and occasional household supplies, modest clothing, occasional cheap or mid-range meals out, modest weekend entertainment, very occasional budget travel inside Poland, and enable you to save a rather modest rainy-day fund. Even on 6000 PLN a month net and paying only 2000 PLN a month for your apartment, serious saving is out of the question. Life $ucks if you can't put away a decent amount per month in savings. This is going to be the biggest existential problem you face, and the most likely reason you will eventually pull up stakes and leave Poland.

Like I said, not poverty, bur fat from the high life. That is why I advised you to greatly reduce your spending on accommodation. 2800 is extravagant.


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