Polish Prices – Alcohol and Cigarettes

March 28, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Basic Information, Finance, Food, General, Leisure, Lifestyle, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Travelling Poland

This is my second post on Polish prices. This time, I focused on alcohol and cigarettes as they seem to be of most interest to many tourists in Poland. At the same time, they will probably be a bargain for most of you coming down here from western countries. Hopefully, you will get the feel for what the prices are in Poland for those items.

Payment in Poland – cash, cards, wireless

February 17, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Basic Information, Finance, General, Lifestyle, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Shopping, Travelling Poland

Once you arrive in Poland, whether you like ot or not, you will have to pay for many things, just like you do pretty much anywhere else. Your hotel, taxi, food, public transport and so on. As Poland is not in the Euro zone you may be a bit confused about the currency and worry about possible payment methods. It’s an unneccessary worry – payment in Poland is as easy as anywhere else.  

Polish Prices – Basic groceries

February 11, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Basic Information, General, Lifestyle, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Shopping, Travelling Poland

Poland is known to have low prices compared to most of the other European Union states. However, I found that it may be difficult for tourists and business travellers to actually get a feeling for how much they will need to pay. The Polish prices are low, but perhaps not as low as some make them out to be.  

The Polish mail market is free

January 29, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Business News, General, Markets, News, Polish Business, Politics, Uncategorized

The Polish mail market has been under the monopoly of the National Post (Poczta Polska) for decades. The last years have brought a slight improvement due to parts the market becoming available to private operators. Starting January 1st, 2013 new legislation has freed the market also for letters weighing under 50 grams. Is this the beginning of the end for the national operator?