He said he would be moving with his partner + baby, do you really think he will be able to give out less than 1000zl/month for food???
Easily. But if he has to buy 'branded' baby food (which is absolutely terrible in general, due to all the 'additions') and branded frozen meals, then he'll hit 1000zl easily. As I said - if you make your own food (including baby food, which is very easy to do!) - you can do it for far less.
Remeber, the minimum wage for a couple in Poland is under 2000zl. If you 'can't possibly live on less than 1000zl a month' - how are they doing it?
So you eat the same thing 2 days on the run and have measly portions to stretch it out? The fella has a wife and a baby, have you any idea how much nappies cost? Or are you proposing he uses terry nappies? Have you any idea how it cost to cloth a baby (Im not talking about designer here either)?
You can freeze the food so it's not the same thing 2 days in a row. You know, freezers aren't really a luxury here anymore ;)
As for nappies - he can use reusable ones and be environmentally responsible. Given the news reports about the Arctic being ice-free in Summer within 10 years, it would certainly be the most sensible option.
Clothing a baby? Not much. I see clothes on sale in my local shops for very little - you can clothe a baby for around 30zl easily. It won't be the most amazing clothes ever - but the point is that it can be done. The clothes are certainly functional and only 'brand' snobs would turn their nose at them.
That doesnt sound right to me, Ive been to Poland 3 times 2 of those times I stayed in an apartment and went to the shops for ham and bread and a few other things,to be quite honest I was quite shocked, It wasnt a lot cheaper than in the UK
Which shops and where? The only place I've ever seen ham and bread on a comparable price to the UK was in Alma - and 95% of people don't shop there. My local bakery sells enough bread for a family of 3 for about 1.50zl or so that's good for 2 days.
I think there was a quote by Wroclaw Boy of all people who said on here that in the UK, he'll buy 200g of ham. In Poland, he'll buy 2kg. That sums up the difference in prices quite nicely, I feel!
Sure, the cheapest food in the UK will be on a comparable price with the decent stuff here - but you're comparing Tesco Value quality in the UK to M&S quality in Poland.