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Polish woman living in England is moving back to Poland. How much money do I need?


polish girl 12 4 | 31
16 Jul 2012 #1
Hi

I am currently living in england, I am polish woman I have two children and am looking to move back to poland. How much would i need to live on each month for me and my children? I have flat paid for. if you could help me thank you
beckski 12 | 1,617
16 Jul 2012 #2
How much would i need to live on each month for me and my children? I have flat paid for

For more accurate replies, you need to provide more pertinent info. Will you need to cover expenses including, food utilities, day care, etc?
Meathead 5 | 470
17 Jul 2012 #3
Move to America, you'll be able to afford to live there.
OP polish girl 12 4 | 31
17 Jul 2012 #4
I will be full time mama. i do not need childcare. 1 child will be pre skool second child will be at middle school. I have free rent. i have a car bought also . I need to no how much would it cost for me and my children to live there on a week basis. eg food clothes fuel health care school

please
thank you
milky 13 | 1,657
17 Jul 2012 #5
Why don't you ask on a Polish site,this site is full of silly Brits.
jasondmzk
17 Jul 2012 #6
Baby girl, if you could pull in 1200 zloty a m0nth, you could keep a roof over y0 head and that of yo babies.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
17 Jul 2012 #7
A Polish person normally has relatives over here, who could provide all the useful information....
jasondmzk
17 Jul 2012 #8
Well. She ain't. So you can pick up the pieces for her, or not.
OP polish girl 12 4 | 31
17 Jul 2012 #9
is 1200 enough? for kids clothes andfood and education etc?
jasondmzk
17 Jul 2012 #10
Can she buy a 56' television and eat at Oregano every single night? Probably not. But can she put a roof over their heads, diapers on their butts, and buy enough gouda and baguettes at Piotri and Pawel to keep them going, week to week? Yes.
sa11y 5 | 331
17 Jul 2012 #12
How much would i need to live on each month for me and my children?

How long have you lived outside Poland? Don't you have any family there to tell you?
This forum is full of expats and people of Polish origin that never lived in Poland for prolonged time - so you will probably get very wide range...
OP polish girl 12 4 | 31
17 Jul 2012 #13
How long have you lived outside Poland? Don't you have any family there to tell you?

I have lived england and worked in england for 9 years. my family not alive i was only child. worked hard in england to save money and like to live in poland for few years if not like it i try go to ireland to see
strzyga 2 | 993
17 Jul 2012 #14
is 1200 enough? for kids clothes andfood and education etc?

1200 a week? yes.
1200 a month? no, definitely not, even with a very modest lifestyle. Not with two kids.
You say you can live rent-free but there are utilities. Then petrol, car insurance, things for school, medication if any of the kids get sick, food and clothing, lots of things. I'd say 3000 a month is the lower limit for modest living. 2000 for absolutely bare necessities.
dhrynio 5 | 97
17 Jul 2012 #15
Ignore the rud epeople.

I think the most important question is where will you be moving to? It makes great difference in how much you will need if you will live in Warsaw or Lomza. Here in Lomza you will need about 1500zl for food, flat fees (what is it called? czynsz/) bills, insurance and clothes and such. But in Warsaw it could be 2 or 3 times that.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
17 Jul 2012 #16
I'd say 3000 a month is the lower limit for modest living. 2000 for absolutely bare necessities.

Agreed. 3000 net, and no foreign holidays, just the basics.

1200 zloty a m0nth

I spend that on petrol.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,484
17 Jul 2012 #17
As a Polish person living in Poland (not a "silly Brit"), I am signing myself under Strzyga's opinion. Much depend on where you are going to settle. As a person living in the Warsaw area, I am often shocked by low prices of some items in the province, but this is true the other way as well, prices of other items may be higher.
dhrynio 5 | 97
17 Jul 2012 #18
ah I forgot about petrol...yeah another 500zl a month for just in town if the town is not big.
OP polish girl 12 4 | 31
17 Jul 2012 #19
I think the most important question is where will you be moving to

i be moving to Kalisz. wish to be there before christmas
pip 10 | 1,659
17 Jul 2012 #20
I think realistically 3000 is the bare minimum. It can be done. Obviously people manage on far less in Poland but the question is- do you really want to? Strive for better.
OP polish girl 12 4 | 31
17 Jul 2012 #21
I think realistically 3000 is the bare minimum

do you mean 3000 is this without rent as I do not have pay for that
milky 13 | 1,657
17 Jul 2012 #22
PIP's cleaner earns Net 3000 zl, so I'm sure you'll make that much. Poland is great, even a cleaner earns above the average industrial wage,according to pip.

What type of work are you aiming for ?
OP polish girl 12 4 | 31
17 Jul 2012 #23
What type of work are you aiming for ?

I am not look for work for a year i save money in england i just wanting to know how much i live on per month in Kalisz. everything to buy but no rent as I have flat that my father who died.
pip 10 | 1,659
17 Jul 2012 #24
ok- I will give you an example of life in Warsaw. Yesterday I did the groceries at Tesco. I don't buy food in a box. Only fresh fruits, veg, meats and bread. No soup from a box or any other fake garbage. I also bought laundry detergent and softener and the tablets for my dishwasher. My total bill was 600 pln. This is for a family of four. I only buy turkey or chicken, on occasion we will have ribs or sausages.

This bill was more expensive because of the cleaning supplies. Normally, I pay about 400 pln every week for groceries. My car is really good on gas. I fill up probably about once every 2 and a half to 3 weeks. I also have a short drive to work.

You could find cheaper groceries in Kalisz. I shop at Tesco or Simply because it is close to my house and it is easier- one stop shopping.

Our internet is 100 pln per month- unlimited. We have Polsat cyfrowy but I don't know how much it is and of course cell phone.

I still think 3000 pln is the bare minimum.

suck it milky- just because you will settle in your life doesn't mean everybody else should.

aim higher.
valpomike 11 | 197
17 Jul 2012 #25
Meathead,

It is far cheeper to live in most of Poland, even Warsaw, than most places in the U.S.A.

Valpomike
Meathead 5 | 470
18 Jul 2012 #26
Poland will be looking at 14% unemployment. She can move to Chicago and the Polish expats will look after her.
OP polish girl 12 4 | 31
18 Jul 2012 #27
ok- I will give you an example of life in Warsaw.

thank you for information you are good person. Do you think I can live good wit 2000 a month with no rent to pay and my twoo children
pip 10 | 1,659
18 Jul 2012 #28
honestly, yes- I think you could do it. But you are not leaving yourself a lot for unexpected things. For example, the car breaks down, school supplies, clothes for kids. If you cook your own foods (no restaurants, no soup from a bag) you will probably be able to manage life.
gumishu 11 | 5,696
18 Jul 2012 #29
thank you for information you are good person. Do you think I can live good wit 2000 a month with no rent to pay and my twoo children

life is good enough for 2000 PLN in most places in Poland when you have your rent paid already

no restaurants e.g. cooking your own meals is reality for more than 90 per cent of Polish people anyway
OP polish girl 12 4 | 31
18 Jul 2012 #30
life is good enough for 2000 PLN in most places in Poland when you have your rent paid already

yes i think 2000 is alot for myself and two kids . how much on average should pre skool cost


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