Hmm...prices in Poland lower than in western Europe? I have to disagree...
The prices are generally lower in Poland (food, rent), than let's say in Germany. However in several things they are about the same or even higher (cars). But still, the polish salaries seem to be a joke. With unemployment money in Germany, one can live much better than with the 1150 PLN starting salary in Poland. Not taking into account the great infrastructure that it is available over there.
I have seen job offers in Poland which don't require polish skills of 60000 euros per year in international companies. This salary is a standard german salary for an engineer starting his career. However the purchasing power in Poland will be greater. And by the way, do you know me? Are you sure I have not significant experience? or doesn't speak polish?
I've encountered a few of your type - you expect a high salary in Poland.
A lot of my type? . Let's say, we know how much we are worth and we won't accept to be paid less than that. Currently I get around 7000 PLN netto (I could get much more if I were in the Norway where I got my degree but for personal matters I decided not to stay there), but this is for a project only and from time to time I need to travel to Poland. However I am not paid directly in Poland. Now also because of personal matters I would like to settle down in Poland and find a job there. I have gotten better job offers in western europe with higher salaries than what I expect to earn in Poland, I understand that the salaries are lower in Poland but not THAT low as everyone mentions. Anyway, I will have to see how the things turn out but I am still enthusiastic and positive :) and the minimum I could accept to settle down in Poland would be 9000 PLN netto.