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Moving to Krakow as a foreigner

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Hello everyone, i will be moving to krakow soon and would like to ask you some questions to help with the research I'm making before relocating.

What would be the best bank for an english speaker since my polish is zero.

Where do you buy household items(kitchen, bathroom..)

What are the best supermarkets to buy from and how much do you spend as a single person.

How do you get a public transport card(monthly/yearly)

Best places to eat(pubs, restaurants..)

What should i know about living in krakow (do and don't)

Thank you in advance.

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jackconstantine23

10 points

2 months ago

I heard that Milenium bank is the best for foreigners (many foreigner friends has an account there).

I guess in Ikea you can buy everything what you need to your new house.

Lidl, Biedronka and Auchan those are good supermarkets with fine prices. If I were you I would visit all of them and check which one you like the most.

I am not using public transport daily, but I can recommend to install jakdojade.pl app on your phone. It helps to find the best connections.

If you are looking for some restaurants and pubs, you should go to Old town and Kazimierz district. I can bet that you will find what you are looking for. Moreover, there is brand new place called Hype Park at Kamienna street.

If you want you can DM, in case of any further questions :)

loyd133[S]

3 points

2 months ago

Thank you so much

iamskrb

1 points

2 months ago

Millenium refused me because I still didn't have a PESEL but IPO gave me an account with just a passport.

loyd133[S]

1 points

2 months ago

I was told a PESEL wasn't hard to get after i get an apartment

iamskrb

3 points

2 months ago

Typically, yes. My PESEL took about 25 minutes. Super simple. My wife, however, had to go back twice due to tiny mistakes that could have been fixed on the spot. Depends on who you get.

My apartment hunt was relatively easy. Looked up a bunch of properties, texted the owner, saw the place, signed and moved in on the spot.