Is Poland still as cheap as it used to be some 20 years ago?
|Is Poland still as cheap as it used to be some 20 years ago?|
I have heard that now prices in Poland are not as nice as some 20 years ago and they are more or less like in other West European countries. Is it realy true?
|I am afraid that it is true, Poland is not as cheap as before. However there are still many things that are cheaper - museum entrance fees, public transport and restaurants (I believe)|
|[quote:marcin]I am afraid that it is true, Poland is not as cheap as before. However there are still many things that are cheaper - museum entrance fees, public transport and restaurants (I believe)[/quote]|
I agree with marcin - Poland has ceased to be cheap some time ago, and unfortunatelly many people complain about low salaries in comparison to high prices.
I live in Cracow, I'm a student, but prices here are definitely not for students... Except for public transport - buses, trams, and trains are still much cheaper than in Western European countries, but the quality of it is much worse.
|In my opinion prices in Poland are still reasonable for people from Western Europe. Of course it is not as cheap as before but it isn't bad. Of course everything depends on actual exchange rate to Polish currency which changes quite significantly.|
|Property is cheap, transport is cheap but most other things are comparable or even more expensive. Clothes and electrical goods are cheaper in the UK now than in Poland.|
|Everywhere is more expensive than 20 years ago, inflation.|
|Influation is normal process of economic. If you will not have inflation at all it will be no reason for many people (and corporations) to spend money (put them in banks, buy shares etc). You will just keep it in your pocket, if not spending money no economic growth (everybody just collecting money less people buy something). The opposit process is called deflation: EU had some deflation during past years, they figth with it just printing some money. Poland also had some deflation in 2016 as far as I remember. On the other hand too big inflation will case big interest rates in banks, it will be very expencive to take a credit, so economical growth will also stop (people can't open their businesses, can't buy flats cars and etc). So for normal economical it is normal to have some small inflation, goverment should control this process.|