Work in Krakow
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. Now that Krakow has been given a mystical feel, how would you like to live and work here?
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. Sit back, enjoy and if you have any questions why not give us a call or pop us an email.
Living & Working in Krakow: the Basics:
As part of the European Union, it is really easy to find a multilingual 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) 2.49 zł Potatoes (1KG) 1.69 zł
Eggs (12) 6.65 zł White Bread 2.88 zł
Cigarettes 15.00 zł Beer (Store) 3.14 zł
Miejsce na cal własny (A place to Call Your Own):
With all countries, the closer you are to the city centre the more expensive the rent will be so here is an idea of average prince range for an 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): 1,500 zł-2,500 zł
1 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre): 1,200 zł-1,800 zł
3 Bed Apartment (City Centre): 2,500 zł-4,000 zł
3 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre): 1,800 zł-2,900 zł
Getting around in Krakow is quite simple you have various options to choose from:
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 it's quicker.
When you work in the city everything is just a short walk away so you get some fresh air and the walk to work will have you wide eyed and bushy tailed.
From our research we have seen the number of great activities 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?
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 know how scary it can be.
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