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Good place to live in Poland (if you want to move on)?

22 Mar 2009  #31

Trójmiasto is nice place to live. The seaside has its marvels.[i

SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595    
22 Mar 2009  #32

Oh, I miss the sea where I live now.
still_wisher 7 | 97    
22 Mar 2009  #33

Radzymin nice calm city 20 kms from Warsaw..
WooPee 1 | 124    
22 Mar 2009  #34

How is life in Poznan

I remember Poznan as very party city. Lots of gigs everywhere.
praveen - | 1    
23 Mar 2009  #35

Hi Friend,

Mee too want to MBA there. Please give me if u know any info about Poland.


please use the search box at the top of each page.
24 Mar 2009  #36

warsaw for a mixture of both modern sky scrapers and classy old architecture.
Juche 9 | 292    
24 Mar 2009  #37

also very good socialistics
valeo - | 5    
24 Mar 2009  #38

Here is a question for you....
There is a guy (UK born) and his wife (Polish born) + 2yr old daughter.
They are going to be relocating to Poznan in the summer of 2009 to be closer to the 'family',
she is a trained book-keeper & he has been in manufacturing supervision/management for over 20 yrs. But now is Tefl qualified (without a BA).
Housing is not a problem & they will have a small nest-egg.
What do you rate the chances of getting a teaching job? I've been told I would have more chance getting a job at a call centre for easy jet. But this is not what I want to do.

I've also been told that as I'm new to the 'market' I will be easy to employ because I will be grateful to be paid very small peanuts!

Your honest opinions would be welcome.
GoDfaTheR420 6 | 43    
25 Mar 2009  #39

I have been all over the top 2 places to live would be:

1.Enlgand (palce of birth)
2. South of Spain (lifestyle is better than anywhere in the world!)
3. Poland...(no 2 days have ever been the same!)....well except when I was arrested and kept in jail for 2 days for having a ''Fake British Passport!!''!...stupid police!
dtaylor 9 | 823    
26 Apr 2009  #40

My fav places are Krakow and Rzeszow. ;)
shelly 1 | 45    
27 Apr 2009  #41

were would be the best place for me to move in poland?
i am thinking about gdansk the only problem is no job:(
and in ireland were i am from well lets say theres the same so what do i do?
can someone tell me please thanks
jojospacemunky 1 | 59    
28 Apr 2009  #42

only you could answer that to be honest, why dont you visit a few areas in poland first before making a firm decision would be my only advice to you

i am thinking about gdansk the only problem is no job:(

search websites there is plenty out there and be pro-active and you'll find something

this PF thread might help you out:
25 Feb 2010  #43

no it is not good to live in poland because they are really poor
krazy krawiec 4 | 27    
3 Mar 2010  #44


Beautiful city on the baltic coast.. nice beaches and surrounding countryside! Lots to do especially in summertime! Check out Sunrise Festival! Awesome!!! I went last year! The best party in the world!

As long as you don't mind the german tourist invasion and the traffic in the summer then you will love it! I do! :D

10 May 2010  #45

thanks for comments

What I am looking for is furnished rental flat. My wife is Polish and I am Canadian. I speak the language and we are talking about a lengthy vacation in Poland - say 12-18 months, more or less. We are retiring in less than 2 years and would like to spend a little time in the "Father land." What I need to know, are there furnished flats for rent that won't cost me both legs and an arm? Somewhere around Wroclaw to Krakow area? Anyone?? Please?
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,382    
10 May 2010  #46

food and other products tend to be more expensive.

quite the reverse, food is defiantly cheaper!
convex 20 | 3,986    
10 May 2010  #47

If you can survive on potatoes and onions alone, food is cheaper. If you like a bit of variety in your diet, it's definitely more expensive. The only thing cheap about Poland is the cost of basic labor, which is why services and locally produced products are so cheap.
Seanus 15 | 19,743    
10 May 2010  #48

It depends what you are looking for. Gliwice is not bad but a little boring. Still, I'd much rather live here than many places in the east of the country.
delphiandomine 86 | 16,413    
11 May 2010  #49

If you can survive on potatoes and onions alone, food is cheaper. If you like a bit of variety in your diet, it's definitely more expensive.

Ah, come on, there's always plenty available for cheap if you're willing to eat seasonally. (which is good, anyway, so they tell me).
13 May 2010  #50

Anyone know of any places that rent furnished flats in or around large cities in souther Poland?
plk123 8 | 4,165    
13 May 2010  #51

In general, Central and Eastern Europe is very nice; you won't notice this being in the US or Canada...

rubbish.. both USA and CAN have more natural beauty then Poland and of course they have way more room.

please where is the best place to live in the Poland

surely depends on what you like.. the seaside is nice so are the mountains but if you don't like either, the middle has a lot of nice places to offer.
scottie1113 7 | 901    
13 May 2010  #52

food is defiantly cheaper!

No it ain't. Food costs about the same as in Germany-EU prices-but Poles make a whole lot less than Germans, the relative cost is high.

I've lived in Gdansk for three years and wouldn't live anywhere else in Poland. I love being close to the sea.
guzzler 1 | 88    
13 May 2010  #53


Paul you might as well come back mate I was in your situation and came back and I'm glad I did.

Good luck
Plusa10 3 | 23    
24 May 2010  #54

I've heard that Kraków has the most that true? I was thinking of eventually moving there and learning more of the Polish language then maybe moving to Warsaw?
13 May 2011  #55

im from canada and iv been to poland it rocked! i would say the best city is warsaw they have amayzing hotels! WELL MOSTLY THE POOLS SO MY CHOICE IS WARSAW
pawian 127 | 6,554    
16 Jan 2013  #56

Poland, for example, you can freely go to a forest and nobody's going to shoot you just because you entered a private land or something...

Exactly. Forests in Poland are still state property.
Sari 1 | 2    
27 Nov 2016  #57

Yes you will enjoy living here! In the centre is the best option, if not the nearest places.. MOKOTOW, some places in WOLA, OCHOTA... Just go to see it first then decide!
19 Mar 2017  #58


6000/net PLN is a good salary to live in Poland?

Hi Folks,

6000/net PLN is a good salary to live COMFORTABLE (not like rich person) in Poland?

We are a family of 3 people (me, my wife and my son)

Thanks in advance.
DominicB - | 2,602    
20 Mar 2017  #59


Not if your son is of school age and has to be put in an English-medium school. A good school can cost more than 4000 PLN a month. Also, not if you plan on saving up for college or retirement. Even if your son receives free schooling, you're not going to be able to save very much more than a very modest rainy day fund. Those are the two biggest problems ex-pats face in Poland: tuition for school-age children, and a very, very low savings potential.

To give you an idea about costs, a modest two-bedroom apartment will set you back 2500 to 3000 PLN a month, all inclusive (rent, fees and utilities without internet/phone/TV). Food and general household expenses for three people is going to come to 1500 to 2500 PLN, depending on how frugal you are. Less if you prepare all meals at home from scratch using in-season local ingredients. More if you like beef, seafood, or prepared or foreign foods, or if you eat or snack away from home a lot.

That's a minimum of 4000 PLN right there. Then there's clothes, travel, entertainment, etc. As well as the cost of your relocation to and from Poland which has to be added in (tickets, visa, residency permit). That will leave you with only a pittance to save, if anything at all. And that's without taking into account schooling/daycare for your son.

6000 net a month is a rather modest existence for a young, single ex-pat, a frugal existence for a couple, and not even worth considering for a family.
21 Mar 2017  #60

Thanks so much for your reply @DominicB

I'm thinking that my son can study on public free schools in Poland, I'll try not to pay this amount to an International School and he can study in a Public School, that I think the quality is very good.

So, how much do you think that I have to ask to the company? 8,000 PLN net is better or more?

My family like to stay at home, watching movies and series, sometimes order a pizza or go eat in a restaurant not fancy, and every weekend goes to a Park with our son have an ice cream, and of course, we like to do sightseeing and travel.

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