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The objective of Study PL Program is to inform the young English-speaking people about the opportunities to study in Poland.

Our ambition is to provide to the readers of this website the best information available about the higher education and scientific research in Poland.

In brief, we would like you to discover its richness: tradition, modernity, innovation, competence and experience.

Even if the virtual world is the privileged place of our action, you can also meet us in the "real" world as organizers of conferences, promotional and cultural events.

We are passionate about our country and Europe, passionate about the dialogue between cultures and different mentalities.

We invite you to interact with us, bring your testimonies and opinions.

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Life in Poland

 

 

Poland or the Republic of Poland, in Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska,is a country in Central Europe, a member of the European Union.

Capital:Warsaw.
Calling code: 48
Currency: Zloty (PLN)
Population: 38,220,000
Area: 312,683 km2
GDP: 514 billion USD
Economic growth: 0.7% (12.12.2012)
Inflation: 0.8% (04 2013.)

The Polish zloty is the official currency in Poland. Major currencies, including the euro (cash or traveler's checks) can be exchanged for the Polish zloty in banks, exchange offices (in Polish: "Kantor") and hotels. Most hotels, restaurants, gas stations and shops accept major credit cards (Visa, American Express and Mastercard, etc..). The ATMs (Polish: "Bankomat") are common in the capital and major cities in Poland.

1€= 4.20 PLN

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Political system

Poland is a parliamentary republic. The President of the Republic is elected by direct universal suffrage for five years. He is the head of Polish state: appoints the prime minister and has a veto that can not belifted by the Lower House (The Sejm)) without a qualified majority of three-fifths. The Président of the Republic is the guarantor of the state institutions.

The President of the Council of Ministers, generally referred to as the Prime Minister, is the head of government of the country. Responsible to Parliament for the actions of his office, he conducte the affairs of the nation. The Parliament of the Republic is composed of two chambers: the Lower House (called the Sejm), composed of 460 members and the Senate (Senat) consisting of 100 seats.

Climate

The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country. The climate is oceanic in the north and west and becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east. Summers are generally warm, with average daily high temperatures between 18°C (64 °F) and 30°C (86.0°F) depending on the region. Winters are rather cold, with average temperatures around 3°C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and −6°C (21°F) in the northeast. Precipitation falls throughout the year, although, especially in the east winter is drier than summer.

Administrative subdivisions

Polish territory is divided into voivodships (provinces), which are further divided into powiaty (counties), and these in turn are subdivided into gminy (municipalities). Major cities have, for the most part, both the status of gmina and powiat. Poland is divided into 16 provinces, 379 counties (65 cities with “powiat” status) and 2478 municipalities.

Major cities in Poland:

  • Warsaw: the capital of Poland. Population: about 1.7 million inhabitants.
  • Krakow: historic capital of Poland. Population:758,334 inhabitants.
  • Łódż: third city in Poland. Population: 718,960 inhabitants.
  • Wrocław: population: 631,188 inhabitants.
  • Poznań: population 550,742 inhabitants.
  • Gdańsk: port city and the birthplace of the “Solidarity” trade union. Population: 460,570 inhabitants.
  • Toruń: Birth place of Nicolas Copernicus and inscribed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. (Population: 204,847 inhabitants)

    Cost of living

    In Poland, the minimum wage, set by law, a full-time employee amounted to PLN 1,600 gross (approximately 380€). In companies, the average monthly gross wage was
    3808,63PLN (about EUR 904) in June 2013. The minimum necessary to live a month in Poland is around 300/400€ including accommodation in a university residence

The cost of living in Poland varies: it is highest in Warsaw and other major cities. The prices of essential commodities in Warsaw:

  • Bread:3 PLN (0.72 €)
  • Milk (1 liter): 2.5 PLN (about 0.60 €
  • Yogurt: 2 PLN (about 0.48
  • Mineral water: 2 PLN (about0.48 €)
  • Butter: 4 PLN (about 0.96 €)
  • Ham (1 kg): 24PLN (about 5.5 €)
  • Hard cheese (1 kg): 20 PLN (about 4.8 €)
  • Apples: (1 kg): 3 PLN (about 0.72 €)
  • Vegetables: 3 PLN(about 0.72 €)
  • Eggs (10): 4.5 PLN (about 1.12 €)
  • Jam: 4 PLN (about 0.96 €)
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): 6 PLN (about 1.5€)
  • Movie ticket: 12-26 PLN (approximately 3 to 6.5€)
  • Theatre ticket: 20-100 PLN (about 5 to 24€)
  • A museum entrance: 2-4€
  • Monthly price for an accommodation in auniversity residence:100€
  • Meal in a university restautrant:2 to 5€
  • Coffee: 0.7 to 2€
  • A hamburger: 1-2€.