Living in Poland guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in Poland.

Our selection of articles for expatriation in Poland

Opening a bank account in Poland

Can foreigners open a bank account in Poland? What are the relating formalities? Find out in this article.

Healthcare in Poland

Are expatriates eligible for free healthcare in Poland? What are the relating conditions and formalities? Find out in this ...

Work in Poland

In this article, find out how to find a job in Poland, learn about the country's labour market and working permit conditions, and ...

Long term rental in Poland: How to rent safely

Poland is a great place to study, do business, or enjoy the country's vibrant culture and lifestyle. Coming to Poland, one may ...

Accommodation in Poland

When planning a long stay in Poland, finding accommodation will be one of your main priorities. Here's a brief overview of the ...

Accommodation in Warsaw

Looking forward to moving to Warsaw? Find out, in this article, how to find accommodation in Poland's dynamic capital.

Accommodation in Krakow

Wondering how to find accommodation in Krakow? Learn about the specifics of the city's rental market in this article.

Work in Warsaw

Poland's vibrant capital is open towards foreign expertise. In this article, find out how to find a work in Warsaw and get useful ...

Work in Krakow

Looking for a job in Krakow? Here are some tips to guide you through your search.

Work in Lodz

Looking to find work in Lodz? Find all the needed information on the citys economy, labour market, and main industries in this ...

Work in Wroclaw

Looking for a job in Wroclaw? Learn more about the city and get some useful job hunting tips in this article.

Work in Poznan

Looking for work in Poznan? Here are some tips to help you in your search.

Setting up a business in Poland

Looking forward to setting up a business in Poland? Here are some guidelines on relating procedures and conditions.

Internship in Poland

Looking for an internship in Poland? Find out how and where to look for opportunities, learn about visa requirements, working ...

The lifestyle in Poland

Wondering what life is all about in Poland? Here is an overview of the Polish culture, traditions, cuisine, pastimes, etc.

About Poland

Every year, foreign workers, students, etc, move to Poland in large numbers. Indeed, the country has been attracting many expatriates worldwide, especially due to its dynamic and prosperous economy, as well as the numerous career prospects which are available there. Poland also provides quality living to its inhabitants with its rich cultural and historical background and its multicultural environment and population.


Bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Lithuania, Poland is a member of the European Union since 2004. Thanks to its wide opening over the Baltic Sea, the country is a major platform for the export of agricultural and manufactured products and coal.

Poland consists of 16 regions (voïvodies) which are divided into 379 districts (powiaty) and subdivided into 2,478 municipalities (gminy). 65 cities are also known as districts. Warsaw, the capital city, Krakow, Lodz, Wroclaw and Poznan, etc., are its biggest cities.


To date, Poland ranks 34th among the world's most densely populated countries with more than 38 million inhabitants. The population comprises, namely, Poles, as well as expatriates who have come different parts of the world, including Eastern countries, Europe (France, Germany and the United Kingdom), the USA, China, Turkey, Sweden, and many others.

The country attracts expatriates, especially for its openness over the rest of Europe and for its conducive business climate.


Polish is the official language in Poland. It is spoken by almost the whole of the native population as Poland is one of Europe's most homogenous countries. However, other languages such as English, Russian, German and French are also spoken in the country.


Since it joined the European Union, Poland has experienced a growing dynamism which has allowed it to support its infrastructure financially. This is how it has managed to attract foreign investors more easily. To date, Poland is deemed to be the European Union's 6th economic powerhouse. Note that it has not be affected by the global financial crisis in 2008-2010.

The country's economy mainly relies on the primary and secondary sectors, but in general, most sectors involve trade and investment. Indeed, the country enjoys a high growth rate along with a vast local market and political stability. These factors have greatly encouraged foreign companies to set up their offices in the different Pole cities.


Poland enjoy an oceanic climate from the North to the West and continental climate from the South to the East. In winter, temperatures are quite harsh, ranging from -8 to 3°C. Summer, for its part, is rather mild as temperatures rarely exceed 30°C. Summer is more humid than winter, especially in the East.

Useful links: ' Poland
Poland Official Portal
OECD ' Poland

Quick Information

Capital : Warsaw
Official Languages : Polish
Currency : Zloty
Area : 312685 Km2
Population : 38500000
Calling Code : +48
Timezone : Europe/Warsaw

Poland city guide

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