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Day to Day Living in Poland

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Day-to-day Living in Poland

Accommodation

The average cost of a two bedroom flat in central Poland is 1,000 - 1,500 PLN a month. Smaller towns will be significantly cheaper. Newspapers and national property magazines are good places to look for housing in Poland. Estate agents are predominantly found in the cities.

Utilities

There is a choice of electricity and gas suppliers in Poland. However, only two-thirds of housing in towns, and half of housing in rural areas, has a hot water supply. Water is safe to drink from the tap.

Costs

The cost of living is comparatively low in Poland. Obviously this differs vastly between the rural and contemporary areas. Warsaw, the capital, is easily the most expensive location.

Cuisine

The cuisine of Poland is influenced mainly by the Slavic region. It is based around chicken and pork, predominantly, as well as root vegetables. Things like dumplings and cutlets feature heavily, as do soups. Meals are invariably eaten as three courses.

Sociality

Poland is an ethnic stew of Polish (predominantly), Ukrainian, Belorussian, Slovakian and Lithuanian. Religion, almost exclusively Catholicism, plays a very important role in the Polish lifestyle. Easter and Christmas are very religious periods and are taken quite seriously. The Polish are very family orientated.

First meetings are generally reserved and courteous. However, meetings between friends, family and even acquaintances are affectionate, and usually consist of kisses on both cheeks.

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