right, because the price of chicken is how you should gauge whether 4400zl a month is decent money or not.
The price of basic essentials are a pretty accurate gauge. After all, haven't you heard of the Big Mac index? No? Ah...
something like the incredibly inflated cost of apartments and houses in Poland, that's not worth mentioning.
Basic economics - with foreign investment spiking up prices dramatically, combined with a lack of decent housing stock, you're always going to get high prices for the best places. But as I've said before, many council owned flats, quite large in nature, are owned by those in their 70's and 80's. Once that generation dies out, we'll start to see much more on the market. There's also the Polish mentality that it's better to hold out for a high price than to take something - which doesn't help with the supply of flats.
Houses are available ridiculously cheaply - maybe still expensive compared to $100k villas in Florida, but then again, Poland hasn't seen a huge crash in her banking system due to bad debts. I actually saw one place today, about 50km from Poznan, a decent size (220sqm on one floor) - yours for 250k. We can do basic economics and say that lenders won't lend right now without a 25% deposit, so a mortgage of 187500 means payments of around 1500 a month. If you can't afford that on a 4400zl salary, what are you spending money on?
As for prices being inflated - if the market is able to bear them, and given that the market didn't crash despite the CHF/PLN exchange rate going the 'wrong' way, I'd suggest that the market was actually pretty stable.
if that's so, then why hasn't anybody filled in the blanks? SO many forum members know you in person, yet nobody can answer any of my questions? ciekawe.
Because, in all honesty, people have better things to do than to reply to someone who clearly is in Poland for two reasons -
1. Better standard of life than in America.
2. Chasing some skirt.
No wonder you're trying so hard to convince everyone that natives are better - what else are you going to do when native teachers are seen as pointless, like what's happened in Scandinavia and Germany?