Why does Inwroclaw want a two bedroom flat just for himself. I would not buy a five bedroom house for three people.
I don't, I'm saying that 1300PLN (in Wrocław) gets a tenant very little. For not much more I could have a better one-bed in the UK. What I was saying was that for a decent bit of space to live, which of course I would like, the rents are not much less than provincial Britain (in some of the UK, the rents are actually lower of course). We Brits are used to small flats and yet the sizes here are still small for the money in the main (not every time, with the odd exception snapped up in hours of course). Am I right in thinking Americans are used to quite large apartments? If so, they would see the 1300zł a month flat as very claustrophobic, and probably not much larger than some American homes' walk-in closets.
The 2000zł flats would probably still get called "compact". It's not until someone pays quite a lot that the sizes are decent. Try GBP750 a month for example. 88m2 for 4000zł a month seems to be about average for an acceptable size in a popular area:
I think my 2500zł a month is fairly optimistic, you can easily double that for a proper size flat in a decent street to 5000żl a month - or GBP1100 a month excluding service charges!
if you are going to be paying 2,500 złoty per month rent/admin/service charges for a two bed flat, you may as well take out a mortgage and be buying a four bedroom house with a garden.
As for the four bedroom house with a garden, they are from about GBP180K in the good parts of Wrocław. If you're very lucky, sometimes less but not much. Most of them at that price are still nothing so great. Something probably matching US standards of size, you're looking at more like GBP400K. Pretty ordinary 154m2 house, but GBP180K. How are they affordable on Polish wages?
just to cover the rent for their miserable sh1tty little box apartment.
You ain't kidding. They are exactly that.
Welcome to Poland. Prices of the West, wages of the East. Unfortunately...
In the main, very true. Cheap potatoes, beer and vodka seem to be the main advantages. OK, I know that's enough for some!