Unless you are living in the area, its a bit far out though
Poland doesn't help foreigners to assimilate. Survival of the fittest. It can get very lonely as a parent- even going for coffee with an English speaking person who relates to your situation can help.
Juli25, Pip has put across a very real fact regarding life in Poland. Most expats just come to Poland and think about the money. If this is your approach it will be at the cost of your children. Warsaw can be a wonderful stage in your kids development, there is a very good quality of life to be had here if you manage it well. There are so many extras ( affordable) for your kids that would be beyond you in the UK/USA. So you need to have a plan.
You can survive well with your family IF you are smart
If you put your kids in public school- it will be difficult for the whole family- not to mention stressful for you not being able to communicate the most basic things- you have less of a chance to meet people in your situation.
I would agree with this 100%
15,000 pln per month is a great salary and moving to Poland will give your kids a great learning experience and broaden their worlds- however, the goal is to lessen the amount of stress.
I do not consider 15,000 PLN brutto, a great salary if you have to include the following:
School x 3
It would be better to negotiate your husbands package inclusive of,
Medical insurance ( Medicover/ Bupa- full cover ) do not go for the basic package.
and accept a lower Gross salary.
In my opinion a family of 5 would need a minimum of 7,000 PLN netto monthly - not inclusive of( Apartment/house, School x3, Medical insurance, Car) to have an acceptable lifestyle in Warsaw.