Last updated on Mar 10, 2023
Summary: The approximate population of Warsaw, Poland is 1.7 million people. People describe Warsaw as a vibrant, modern city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's lively nightlife, its many parks and green spaces, and its excellent public transportation system. The weather in Warsaw is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 28°F (-2°C) in January to an average high of 73°F (23°C) in July. The average cost of living in Warsaw for an expat is estimated to be around $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Warsaw is estimated to be around $600-$800 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is estimated to be around $800-$1,000 per month.
What do I need to know about living in Warsaw?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Warsaw, they said:
"Before retiring in Warsaw, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, Polish, as it is the official language of the country. Expats should also research the cost of living in Warsaw, as it can vary depending on the area and lifestyle. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system in Poland, as it is important to have access to quality healthcare. Furthermore, expats should research the visa and residency requirements for living in Poland, as these can vary depending on the individual's circumstances. Finally, expats should research the cultural norms and customs of Poland, as this will help them to better integrate into the local community," remarked one expat who made the move to Warsaw.
What do I need to know before moving to Warsaw?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.