If you thought how the Polish eat their pizza was cool, feast your eyes on this,
according to an old Polish legend the city of Krakow is protected by a mighty and fearsome Dragon. So how does living and working in Krakow sound now, now that it has a mystical feel about it?
Here is where we give a bit of information on what its like to live and work in Krakow, because we covered the basics in our working in Poland page.
So sit back enjoy and if you have any questions why not give us a call or pop us an email.
Working & Living in Krakow the Basics:
As part of the European Union, it is really easy to find a job for those who are members within the EU as you do not need a visa for Krakow and can start your job immediately. You should note that Poland does not have Euro but instead they have "Złoty" (Golden), and you will be paying for everything with your well earned "Złoty".
Below is just the average prices of some essentials that might give you some idea about the cost of living in Krakow:
Milk (1LITRE) 2.66 zł Potatoes (1KG) 1.88 zł
Eggs (12) 6.55 zł White Bread 2.55 zł
Cigarettes 14.00 zł Beer (Store) 2.55 zł
Miejsce na cal własny (A place to Call Your Own):
like all countries the closer you are to the city centre the more expensive the rent will be so is an idea of average prince range for apartment in Krakow, a place to call your own after a hard day of work, where you can relax.
Average Price Range per Month:
1 Bed Apartment (City Centre): 1200 zł-2000 zł
1 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre): 760 zł-1200 zł
3 Bed Apartment (City Centre): 2300 zł-3200 zł
3 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre): 1800 zł-2214.66 zł
Getting around in Krakow is quite simple you have a few different options:
Trains (Run from city to city)
You are never too far from other cities around Poland, especially when you take the express trains, imagine the adventures you could have.
Local bus services in each city, so you don't need to worry about being stuck somewhere, Poland is very good with that.
Each tram is numbered- certain numbers are specific routes so you will always know the tram you need as they don't change. Tickets you buy for one route can be used for all trams which is great.
Everything can be easier for those who can drive. You are the master of your own destiny here with a plus of not stopping at every stop, so its quicker.
With working in the city everything is just a short walk away so you get some fresh air and te walk to work will have you wide eyed and bushy tailed.
From our research we have seen the amount of great activites that Krakow has to offer like
- ‘Main Market Square’ in Krakow, the square is surrounded by historical building, townhouses, churches and many more. Imagine walking through the square after a day of working soaking up the culture and living the Polish experience.
- You wouldn’t go to Paris without visiting the Eiffel tower would you? Well it’s the same for Poland, you do not want to miss out of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow. The site actually has an underground city carved completely out of rock salt. This Salt Mine is considered to be one of the oldest companies in the world. Now aren’t you glad we told you about this?
What's great about Krakow is that many international companies are moving to Krakow, and they are always on the lookout for Danish, Dutch, German,French,Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish speakers to join their workforce and they want you to join there many IT, HR, Customer Service, Sales and Marketing sectors.
So if this sounds like the place for you and you are looking to work abroad, you language skills can get you there with us here at Careertrotter.
If you are unsure or need any advice please call us, we'd be glad to help, we've all made the move to work abroad and now how scary it can be.
Pssst don't forget we also have a German website - take a look & let us know what you think