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Moving to Lodz - will my 2500 PLN salary be enough?


Monitor 14 | 1,820
15 Aug 2014 #31
As above: It's only 1000zl more than minimum wage.

No, because min. salary is 1237pln, so 2700 is 1463 zł more. It's more than double min. wage.

.add a phone bill of 250zl

Aren't there 80zł unlimited flat? Your bill is way more most of people pay.
Sparks11 - | 335
16 Aug 2014 #32
2500, 2700, 4000zl. I really don't understand why anyone would move to a different country for such an amount of money. Seemingly educated people at that. The "West" must really be in its death throes.
smurf 39 | 1,981
16 Aug 2014 #33
because min. salary is 1237pln

No: 1,680 PLN (€405) per month

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country

Your bill is way more most of people pay

Yea, I use my phone internationally, is that OK? Am I allowed to?

The "West" must really be in its death throes.

Could you point out where Marysus said they are from a Western country?
Sparks11 - | 335
16 Aug 2014 #34
I suppose I was thinking of the OP who appears to be Dutch, that part of the thread seems to be inactive though. Still 2700, not that much for anyone.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
17 Aug 2014 #35
No: 1,680 PLN (€405) per month

But I and the author of question are comparing NET salaries.

Yea, I use my phone internationally, is that OK? Am I allowed to?

That's not usual need. And there are cheaper options like lebara.pl various VOIP and free Sype etc.

I suppose I was thinking of the OP who appears to be Dutch, that part of the thread seems to be inactive though. Still 2700, not that much for anyone

Admin merges threads, so don't look at the 1st entry, but the first merged.

. I really don't understand why anyone would move to a different country for such an amount of money.

As long as money is enough to live relatively comfortably, for a young graduate it's better to work than stay unemployed. Spain, Italy, Greece and Croatia have over 40% young unemployment and many other countries have over 30%. It's millions of people out of witch some can end up even in Poland.
Maryus - | 5
18 Aug 2014 #36
I am from Romania, and the offer the employer made is very appealing for me because I have transport assured from Romania and also accomodation if I choose it.

For my first job abroad these benefits are crucial for me because it will allow me to live and work at reduced costs, at least maybe for a year after I accomodate myself. I want to do this because I know that some international experience does not hurt and is very useful to have in a CV.

I wanted to know if a net salary of 2700 zlotys is enough for me to survive on a monthly basis in a city like Lodz. In Romania if I had the same benefits and salary I would have no problems, but I presume that in Poland is a different walk in the park.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,534
18 Aug 2014 #37
I wanted to know if a net salary of 2700 zlotys is enough for me to survive on a monthly basis in a city like Lodz.

Yes, I think so. You said your employer provides you with an accomodation, so that is an asset which saves you about 1000 zloties at least. I wonder if 2700 zloties is a net salary or an income tax will be deducted from it? Even if it is gross, I think you could still manage.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
18 Aug 2014 #38
If really in hand it is quite good money. Find out what about ZUS.
Maryus - | 5
19 Aug 2014 #39
Hello Peter,

What is ZUS?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
19 Aug 2014 #40
ZUS is retirement insurance. He asked you to make sure that 2700 is really NET what you get to hand.
Marysienka 1 | 195
19 Aug 2014 #41
ZUS is more than retirement insurance. It's also health insurance, sick leave and unemployment benefits. Check what they tell you is 1) after paying tax and ZUS and 2) Zus is paid. I don't know if you can employ a foreigner without it, but it's common for Polish people to work this way. If you get a garbage deal you need a health insurance.
Karolina_K - | 2
19 Aug 2014 #42
I live in Lodz, it's a lovely city you're gonna love it. I earn less than you and I don't struggle to pay rent or buy food or something. Don't worry :)
Maryus - | 5
19 Aug 2014 #43
Thank you all for your help, I am looking forward to move to Poland :)
ali_German
31 Aug 2014 #44
Merged: Is 2500 Netto Salary enough to live in Poland (Lodz)?

Dear members ,

I have got a job in Lodz ( Poland ) . they have offered me 3500 Brutto which will be around 2505 netto. I will only be provided with medical ( after sic months of continuously working ). I want to ask here that in my 3500 Salary , 3000 is basic and 500 is German language allowance.

Please tell me wathar the tax will also be applied on 500 Language allowance ? and if my netto become 2505 at the end. Can I afford for single room, food and transportation ?

Thank you so much in adcanve.

Ali.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
31 Aug 2014 #45
Here you have prices compariosn Berlin vs £ódź:

2505 is enough for a single person to live comfortable in £ódź, although you will not be able to save any money.
You can rent studio for 1000 - 1500 PLN easily: gumtree.pl/fp-mieszkania-i-domy-do-wynajecia/lodz/c9008l3200183?AdType=2

Food in Poland has similar prices to discounters in Germany. Fruits, vegetables and meat products are substantially cheaper. Same about cigarettes.
semihaksoy - | 1
22 Feb 2015 #46
Merged: Gross salary 4500 zl in Lodz. Accounting associate position.

Hello, i had a job offer for accounting associate position. Salary will be gross 4.500 zloti in Lodz.
Is it enough money to live ?
DominicB - | 2,709
22 Feb 2015 #47
That's 3000 net. An apartment will cost you about half that, rent, fees and utilities included. Food and household supplies will cost you about 1000, less if you cook like the locals at home from scratch, more if you eat out a lot. That's fine if this is your first job and you are cool with living like a student. Not fine if you expect to save up some money, date or party, or you are older.

There are certainly better opportunities in the richer EU countries, but if this is really the best you can get, then it's doable. Good luck!
NatieSand
17 Dec 2016 #48
Merged: I have a job offer in Lodz - 6200zl net. Is it enough to live well for a couple?

Hi all!
I have a job offer in Lodz, payment is 6200 pln + 20% (gross) because is 2nd shift. I'm not EU resident, (I'm from Mexico) and I need to know if is enough money to live well for a young couple with no kids.

Main concerns:
-Net income? (tax percentage I would have to pay)

Thanks for your help!! :)
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
17 Dec 2016 #49
payment is 6200 pln + 20% (gross)

7440 gross is 5250 in hand - 1500 flat = 3750zl - 1000 food = 2750zl
terri 1 | 1,665
18 Dec 2016 #50
I have seen numerous calculations which leave a good amount of disposable income. However, where are the costs for electricity, gas, water, rubbish, travel to and from work, telephone costs, internet, clothes and shoes, household items, cosmetics (incl. soap, toothpaste etc). Once you take everything out of the disposable income - your leftover income might be a lot less.

Living 'well' - is a description which needs explaining. If you cook your own meals from scratch getting the produce at local markets - you save money. If you go out to eat once or twice a week (even to Pizza places) - then the situation is different.
Lodzlover
18 Dec 2016 #51
bull dust, people are leaving lodz in the droves horible place and people are worst, they take advantage of you and pay dogs turds.
AVOID this place called LODZ. ESCAPE WHILE YOU CAN!
cms 9 | 1,255
19 Dec 2016 #52
Well I quite like Lodz - lots of character, low costs and definitely on the up after some tough times. You will achieve nothing with that attittude.


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