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Which Polish city is the best for you?

There are a lot of reasons why you should visit Poland, beautiful old towns and medieval architecture, wild forests, wonderful sandy beaches, busy city life with lots of shopping you can do and many more. The following article will provide you with information about the most popular Polish cities, outlining the most important information which will ultimately help you to decide which is the right choice for you.

Living in Warsaw

Warsaw - Poland’s capital, is one of the biggest cities in the country. Warsaw is a very modern city with a couple of high-class attractions including the Warsaw Rising Museum. Can't fail to mention that once in Warsaw you will definitely have the perfect shopping experience and you will also enjoy some amazing Polish restaurants such as Zapiecek and Warszawa Wschodnia. Additionally, once you are in Warsaw you have to make sure to visit Old Town as it is the most beautiful part of the city where you would be able to find the best restaurants in Warsaw. In Old Town, you can find the Royal Castle and it is a must-see tourist attraction, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Lazienki Park is a perfect place if you would like to go down for a walk and relax in the sun and many more. Examples of how much you will spend in Warsaw  include:

FOOD

A lunch in normal priced Restaurant – is 35 PLN which amounts to 8-9 Euro

HOUSING

Studio Apartment in the City Centre – 3,500 PLN Monthly which amounts to 820 Euro

CLOTHING

A pair of well-branded Jeans – 330 PLN which amounts to 77 Euro

Finally, Warsaw is so popular with students coming from other Polish cities, as well as foreign students, because here everyone can find a wide range of top universities from all over Poland, and students have a huge choice of specialized fields in which they want to pursue higher education. Some Examples of the best universities in Warsaw are the Warsaw University of Technology, the Kozminsky University, the Warsaw School of Economics, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Medical University of Warsaw and more.

Living in Krakow

Krakow is one of the biggest Polish cities and it is so popular for its charming old town which is determined to be the most popular old town in Europe. In Krakow’s old town, you would not be disappointed by the number of historical tourist attractions, lovely streets and beautiful monuments on every corner. Currently, Krakow is a very famous destination for Europeans. Once in Krakow, you should not miss out on the following attractions as they are the most popular, these are Krakow’s Main Square, Mary’s Basilica, Planty Park and Krakow Barbican. It is highly recommended that once in Krakow you should visit the Tatra Mountains which is perfect for those who love hiking and relaxing while enjoying the amazing view of the mountains and admiring nature. The biggest advantage of going to Krakow is that the cost of living is very cheap, examples of how much you will spend in Krakow include :

spend in Krakow include :

FOOD

The lunch and the drink included in the business district – 31 PLN which amounts to around 7-8 Euro.

HOUSING

The monthly rent for a furnished apartment in the City Center – is 3000 PLN which amounts to around 700 Euro

CLOTHING

A pair of well-branded Jeans – 290 PLN which amounts to 68 Euro.

If you are interested In going to Krakow to pursue your higher studies, its a really good choice! Krakow has high- class universities such as the Krakow University of Economics and Jagiellonian University.

Living in Gdansk

Gdansk is located in the northern part of Poland, a place which is known to be a historical city filled with ancient squares and the tallest church in the world. One can also Gdansk as a political city since it is the place where the first bullets of World War 2 were scattered, the site of the Solidarność movement that started the unraveling of the Soviet Union. Apart from visiting the Old Town, Gdansk has other attractions you should visit once you are there such as the Museum of the Second World War, the European Solidarity Centre, and more. More or less of the cities have the same cost of living but at times Warsaw tends to be a little bit more expensive since it is the Capital so this is a fact that you might want to keep in mind when deciding which city is the best for you. Examples of how much you will spend in Gdansk:

FOOD

A Meal in an Inexpensive Restaurant – 32 PLN which is around 7-8 Euro

HOUSING

Studio Apartment in Gdansk City Center – 2900 PLN which is around 680 Euro

CLOTHING

A pair of well-branded Jeans – 270 PLN which is around 64 Euro

For those who are interested in moving to Gdansk to study there. Gdansk has 2 of the best universities in Poland and these are the University of Gdansk and Gdansk University of Technology.

Living in Wroclaw

Wroclaw is located on the other river and this particular city is very unique since it has 12 islands and 112 bridges. The most common attraction that can be found in this city is the beautiful Old Town just like any other Polish City and Botanical Gardens that can be found in Ostrów Tumski. One great tourist attraction that tourists love is the wonderful multimedia fountain that is found in Szczytnicki Park. For those who would like to work in Wroclaw, it is important to note that this specific Polish city is a very friendly business city with multiple job opportunities. Additionally, the area which is located in Wroclaw makes it easier for those individuals who would love to visit other European cities such as Prague in the Czech Republic, and Berlin. It is also important to note that Wroclaw is 5.53% lower than Warsaw in terms of cost of living. Examples of how much you will spend in Wroclaw:

FOOD

A meal in an inexpensive restaurant – is 27 PLN which is around 46-7 Euro

HOUSING

Studio apartment in the City Centre – 2400 PLN which is around 565 Euro

CLOTHING

A pair of well-branded Jeans – 240 PLN which is around 57 Euro

Lastly, Wroclaw has multiple Universities that are classified under the best universities of Poland and these include the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology and also the University of Wroclaw.

Living in Poznan

Poznan is one of the richest cities in terms of historical monuments and the majority can be found in the island of Ostrów Tumski, the Old Town, and the Centre. To visit Poznan from Warsaw it takes around 4 hours by bus and some tourist attractions you can find include the Old Market Square, Proserpine Fountain which also can be found in Old Market Square, Town Hall and The Cathedral. It is very important to note that Poznan is 7.52% lower than Warsaw in terms of Cost of Living which makes it the cheapest of all the Polish Cities. Examples of how much you will spend in Poznan:

FOOD

A meal in an inexpensive Restaurant – is 26 PLN which is around 5-6 Euro

HOUSING

Studio apartment in the City Centre – 2200 PLN which is around 515 Euro monthly.

CLOTHING

A pair of well-branded Jeans – 210 PLN which is around 50 Euro

In conclusion, Poznan is also a suitable place to pursue higher education, just like any other Polish city. One of the universities located in Poznan is Poznan University of Technology, which is also a great place for those students who would like to do their Erasmus program there.

Which city is the best for you? Let us know below in the comments, or if you have any questions about accommodation in these cities you are welcome to Contact Us.

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