Living in Warsaw, Poland:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

six local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Warsaw, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Warsaw what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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The weather could be very harsh during winter, but beautiful in summers, Polish language knowledge will be helpful, English schools are expensive.

Manish, says: 2023

In Warsaw, you’ll find a unique combination of historical charm and modern amenities. The city offers a rich cultural heritage with its beautiful architecture, museums, and historic sites, while also providing access to contemporary attractions, vibrant nightlife, and a thriving arts and music scene. Compared to other European capitals, Warsaw offers a relatively lower cost of living.

Warsaw is a beautiful city with a lot to give. One thing that is very important for the Polish people is their culture. They love their country and their language so if someone wants to move to Warsaw, Poland, and make the most of it they’ll need to learn Polish. Knowing the language opens up millions of opportunities.

Warsaw is a busy city. At Centrum, the heart of Warsaw, the daily life is usually hectic. However, at Chelmska (My Locale), it is calm and quiet. A peaceful haven compared to the loud City. Some say it may be a dull area as nothing interesting happens. But I like the silence.

Krzysztof, says: 2020

Be aware that, even though the city keeps developing, it is not fully westernized. Public transport network is well-developed. However, many people are confused by the variety of ticket types. The city is relatively racially uniform, compared to other European capitals. The majority of tourist attractions is in the city centre. Shops are usually closed on Sundays.

Anybody moving to Warsaw should, know that it may be challenging to navigate speaking only English. While young people in Poland have, generally, been exposed to English from a young age, middle-aged and older generations have not. Naturally, it will be easy to navigate in English in the tourist neighborhoods, but if one intends to live, or spend significant time outside of, these areas, it will prove useful to have prepared by learning a few basic phrases.

Ivanna, says: 2020

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