Living in Łódź

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Life in Łódź

 The cost of living in Łódź is relatively affordable compared to other major Polish cities, making it an attractive choice for individuals and families. The city also boasts a well-connected public transportation system, making it easy to navigate and explore. Whether you’re interested in history, art, education, or simply a high quality of life, Łódź has much to offer its residents.

In Łódź, there are several attractions and activities to explore. You can visit the famous Piotrkowska Street, known for its vibrant atmosphere and lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes. The Manufaktura complex offers shopping, dining, and entertainment options, including a museum and a cinema. Additionally, exploring the unique street art and visiting the Museum of Cinematography are popular options for those interested in arts and culture.

Working in Łódź

  • Average working hours per week: 40 hours, 8 hours daily
  • Typical working day: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Number of Vacation days: 20 days / 4 weeks
  • Commute: Mostly by bus, tram, trolleybus or train/metro
  • Work culture: Quite hierarchical, respect for authority

 

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FAQ

You can move to Łódź by yourself, with a friend or as a couple. There are pros and cons to all of the situations. If you consider moving abroad with any kind of friend it can be a really good idea to sit down and talk through practical and everyday stuff such as economy, bills, cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking vs ordering, going out/staying in, how you deal with potentially going out without each other as well as having friends and family visiting (from near and far and extended visits). Apart from the practical arrangements, life is fun when you can share your new core memories with other people – so it is very recommendable to move abroad together. Moving with a friend can cause you to interact less with new people compared to if you move abroad by yourself. But if this is a good or a bad thing entirely depends on your personal goals and wishes as well as your personality.

Conclusion: communication is key if you and your friend decide to move abroad together

Łódź is a relatively walking-friendly city, with many attractions and amenities located within a reasonable walking distance from each other. The city center, in particular, is compact and pedestrian-friendly, making it easy to explore on foot. However, it’s worth noting that Łódź is a larger city, and certain areas may require the use of public transportation or other means of getting around for longer distances.

The cost of living in Łódź is relatively affordable compared to other European cities. On average, monthly expenses for a single person, including rent, utilities, and groceries, can range from around 700 to 900 euros (approx. 2,900 to 3,700 Polish złoty). Prices for dining out, transportation, and entertainment are generally lower compared to larger Polish cities like Warsaw or Kraków.

Łódź experiences a temperate continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Average summer temperatures range from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, while winter temperatures can drop to -5 to -10 degrees Celsius

Still not sure about moving to Łódź?

There are several places in Łódź where you can find good and affordable local food. One popular option is the Manufaktura complex, which houses various restaurants and food stalls offering traditional Polish dishes at reasonable prices. Another option is Piotrkowska Street, the main street in Łódź, where you can find a mix of restaurants, cafes, and food trucks serving both Polish and international cuisine at different price points. Additionally, exploring local markets like the Central Market (Targowisko Łódzkie) can be a great way to find fresh and inexpensive ingredients to cook your own meals.

Łódź also offers a vibrant nightlife with many pubs to choose from. Some popular ones include Pijalnia Wódki i Piwa, a quirky and affordable bar known for its wide selection of drinks and unique atmosphere. Klubokawiarnia Liryka is another popular spot, offering a cozy and laid-back setting with live music performances and a good selection of drinks. For those who enjoy craft beer, Browar Artezan is a recommended brewery and pub, where you can try a variety of locally brewed beers. These are just a few examples, and Łódź has many more pubs and bars to explore depending on your preferences.

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