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Q: Living in Krakow Poland ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Living in Krakow Poland
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: elra-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 07 May 2004 10:32 PDT
Expires: 06 Jun 2004 10:32 PDT
Question ID: 342799
My husband and I would like to spend one or two years of our
retirement in the city of Krakow Poland.  We have several questions:
1)  What are the tax implications for us?  That is, are there Polish
income taxes or other taxes that would have to be paid in addition to
any US Federal taxes?  Would we be exempt for that period from State
2)  How can we find living quarters?  What is a reasonable rent for a
downtown location in a small home or in an apartment (1 BR ok)?
3)  What procedures would we need to go through for staying an
extended period of time?  We've never done this, but expect that
someone who's been in the military would have this part down cold.
4)  What is the level of health care in Krakow?  How could we find an
English-speaking medical doctor and dentist (we assume many do, but
how to find them?)
5)  What other advise would help us with this transition?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Living in Krakow Poland
From: omnivorous-ga on 07 May 2004 11:55 PDT
Elra --

This isn't relevant to your issues but you might find this article in
yesterday's NY Times enlightening about the social scene in Krakow:
"Krakow is Eastern Europe's Party Place"

Best regards, 

Subject: Re: Living in Krakow Poland
From: carlhollywood-ga on 07 May 2004 22:13 PDT
You may find this page informative:

It looks like US $250 currently is reasonable rent for an apartment of
the size you're looking for, and these links suggest ways to find an

I'd contact the U.S. embassy in Poland for a list of English-speaking
doctors and dentists.  They should be able to tell you about visa
requirements as well:

Other links:
Subject: Re: Living in Krakow Poland
From: elra-ga on 10 May 2004 07:21 PDT
Thank you omnivorous-ga and carlhollywood-ga!  I had no prior
knowledge of the expat site.  Those rents are low!  I appreciate it!
Subject: Re: Living in Krakow Poland
From: sleepless69-ga on 10 Jul 2004 12:29 PDT
I pay 2000 PLN for my flat and it's for 2 people.

these guys might be able to help...

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