In Poland minimum wage=starvation death.
Rubbish. You can get a room in the centre of Poznan for 400zl a month. Minimum wage is around the 850zl mark - if you can't survive on 450zl a month, something is really wrong. Think about it - 850zl a month for full time work, plus say 80zl for a day of handing out flyers on a Saturday - so you can easily take home in the region of 1100zl a month. Rent of 400zl, leaves you with around 700zl a month - which is more than enough to live.
Then again, anyone stupid enough to go with a woman who requires "maintenance" deserves to pay lots of money.