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How much money should I save to move to Poland?


Davey000004
27 Jul 2015 #1
So I got a job teaching English in Katowice and I have saved $3000CAD initially. Is that enough to get a start there?
jon357 70 | 19,562
27 Jul 2015 #2
Yes. More than enough.
InPolska 11 | 1,821
27 Jul 2015 #3
@Davey: what kind of job is it that you need to bring your savings? ;). Normally we expect to have a salary covering our expenses ;)

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smurf 39 | 1,981
27 Jul 2015 #4
$3000CAD

Roughly 8000zl, that should do you for 2 months anyway.
Man9 - | 3
27 Jul 2015 #5
3000$ !!! too much to live ther for 6 months (without jobbi)
OP Davey000004
27 Jul 2015 #6
Yes obviously I'm going to be earning money there but there are start up costs apartment, food, internet, have to buy a bed, kitchen supplies etccc
InPolska 11 | 1,821
27 Jul 2015 #7
@Davey: they don't provide you with the basic furniture!!!!!
scottie1113 7 | 898
27 Jul 2015 #8
The the three flats I have rented here were both fully furnished.
OP Davey000004
27 Jul 2015 #9
Yeah I've seen some furnished ones online but we'll see when I get there
InPolska 11 | 1,821
27 Jul 2015 #10
@Davey: if you need furniture, go to Ikea's. I don't know if you have it in North America, it's a Swedish store very popular also in Poland. I have bought some furniture and I regularly buy a lot of things for my flat (I like to go there and also to their restaurant, unbelievably cheap with some of the best cakes I've ever eaten in Warsaw ;)). Also to buy cheap furniture, you can go to Black Red White and to Agata (about same prices as Ikea but less choice). Of course the quality is not great and it won't last for several generations but it does not matter.

for example; you can buy a bed + mattress for 1,000 ZL at Ikea's. Last fall, I bought a great mattress for some 500 ZL.
TheOther 6 | 3,692
27 Jul 2015 #11
I don't know if you have it in North America

Yes, IKEA has outlets in the US. Same crappy furniture as in Europe... :)
InPolska 11 | 1,821
27 Jul 2015 #12
sure, it's not good quality but I heard that in Poland it's the number 1 store for furniture. I often go there and believe me, it's crowded.
majkel - | 64
28 Jul 2015 #13
Ikea is for design, not necessery quality.
People nowadays don't want to buy furniture for 100years, those will be out of style/boring as *** in 10 years so it's better to buy cheap and change.
Roger5 1 | 1,455
28 Jul 2015 #14
Same crappy furniture as in Europe... :)

IKEA has really cracked its market. Sure, if you are a prosperous middle-aged couple furnishing your upmarket home, you'll go for solid wood, but for young people on a budget IKEA sells the most stylish of the cheap MDF furniture available. (Just keep the kids away from their Malm range.)
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
28 Jul 2015 #15
People nowadays don't want to buy furniture for 100years, those will be out of style/boring as *** in 10 years so it's better to buy cheap and change.

Yes, exactly. I'm fond of IKEA because I can change it frequently and easily. The thought of buying solid wood furniture (or worse, that bloody second hand Dutch furniture!) fills me with horror - it's bulky, it doesn't look nice and it screams of something that my grandma would buy.

Back to the topic please, this is not a discussion about IKEA
Roger5 1 | 1,455
28 Jul 2015 #16
Davey, when does your contract start? Is the school sorting out your papers? Will they help you find a place to live? Will they pay enough? More details = more advice.
Princess505 - | 2
29 Jul 2015 #17
So I got a job teaching English in Katowice and I have saved $3000CAD initially. Is that enough to get a start there?

Yes, that much money is enough.


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