Статьи  >  Visit  >  If you have 10 dollars and you are in Gdansk

If you have 10 dollars and you are in Gdansk

Автор: 04.10.2020 | Poland, 10 dollars
Today, without a twinge of conscience, we spend our beloved $ 10 in the main city of the Polish Pomerania - Gdansk. What we can and can not afford in this tourist, industrial and administrative center of northern Poland - read in OUTLOOK.

After joining the European Union and many other trade and financial associations, Poland was able to preserve its own national currency - the zloty. Many economic experts believe that this decision has partially helped to overcome the recent financial crises that affected the countries of the West and Europe much softer. The Polish economy continues to grow to this day, although not as actively as 10-15 years ago, its inhabitants feel stability, and foreigners go here to work. Labor migration is a cyclical process: immediately after the fall of the communist system, the Poles themselves eagerly went to work in England or Germany, thereby freeing up jobs in the country for migrants. Gdansk is not an exception; rather, on the contrary, this city is now in many ways symbolizes modern Poland, its financial stability. This is facilitated by developed shipbuilding and machine building industries, intellectual and creative centers and hubs, in particular, from the IT sector, as well as port infrastructure.IMG_9845.jpgPhoto

10 dollars here is about 37-38 zloty, an amount that can be spent in very different ways. For example, to get for this money by taxi from Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport to the city will not work, but it is easy to be done on convenient trains - you can get up to 5 tickets. You will get the same amount of travel tickets if you are talking about trips to the nearest cities - Gdynia and Sopot where you can look at the Baltic Sea at any time of the year or take a swim in the summer. The average ticket for the train or bus in the region will cost just 7-12 zloty, so public transport here is excellent in terms of price-quality ratio. What is interesting, even if we talk about longer distances, our 10 dollars are also valuable. Many low-cost flies fly from the airport, which sometimes sell their tickets to Scandinavia or to Britain for just 10 dollars. And inside Poland, our 10 dollars is generally a solid amount, since the Poles have such a wonderful company as Polski Bus, which today is part of the giant FlixBus. This bus carrier with a large and developed base only in Gdansk, is famous for the fact that for 10 dollars you can sometimes buy 2 or 3 tickets at once from here to the other end of the country or even to neighboring countries, for example, to Germany or Lithuania.IMG_9784.jpgPhoto

We reach the city center and begin to spend our money. Traditional museums, galleries, observation deck on the Town Hall - our budget is excellent enough for 1.5-2 tickets to almost all such places, even without showing a student or retirement ID. To those tourists who prefer active walks in the fresh air, especially in coastal cities, we recommend to spend our ten dollars not on museums, but on a daily bike rental.Excellent infrastructure with lanes, stations where you can leave or take a bike, polite motorists - all this makes cycling trips around Gdansk a wonderful pastime, also useful and cheap. You can ride through the historic center, you can take a ride through the interesting areas of Wrzeszcz or Stocznia, you can drive along the water with the cries of gulls.IMG_9815.jpgPhoto

Of course, after such activity, the appetite is easy to get up. Well, it’s not going to be a good deal for 10 dollars, but you definitely won't stay hungry either. If we talk about traditional Polish cafes not of the highest level our amount of money will be enough for a full meal for one person, which will include the first course, the second, a glass of bison or a glass of beer and maybe even dessert or coffee at last. If you move away from the tourist routes and look into the “dairy bars” (bar mleczny) - cult folk caterers, we will be able to eat well even together almost forty of our forty zloty, which is definitely good news. If you prefer supermarkets and homemade food, our budget is approximately: 14 liters of milk or 5 liters of beer or 2 bottles of wine, if we talk about drinks. We move to other departments and see that we can take almost 3 kilograms of chicken for our money, twenty potatoes, about ten kilograms of tomatoes, but beef or good sausage - so called symbol of Poland, we may have a kilogram of each. Apples, oranges, cucumbers, bananas and other popular fruits with vegetables cost on average between half a dollar and a half per kilo, depending on the season. At the same time, such prices are in ordinary urban supermarkets which are situated in the central parts of Gdansk. Those who want to save some money can search on the map the network "Lidl" or "Aldi" that are famous for their promotions and discounts.IMG_9538.jpgPhoto

It seems we sorted out with food, we will not be hungry, it's time to think about an evening stroll through the bars. For many centuries, the former Danzig, a typical German city, Gdansk, of course, is famous for its breweries. Almost all of them are located on the central streets, one of which, by the way, even the name is symbolic, because it is called Pivnaya Street. The most famous brewery is located there. But snacks are expensive there, but here’s a beer worth sane money - our amount is just enough for 3 glasses. After them - fresh, tasty and quite strong, you can actually end the evening and go to a hostel or hotel. Speaking about the prices for accommodation, it is worth remembering once again about the “sea nature” of the city, which means about such a concept as “season”. If in the winter for 10 dollars you will most likely be able to rent a bed in a dormitory room in a hostel relatively close to the center, in the summer this money will not be enough - both hotels, apartments and hostels try to earn a lot during the short beach season.Gdańsk-Danizg-_shutterstock_262909829.jpgPhoto

Finally, a few prices from the "ordinary" life of the locals:

Monthly subscription to the fitness club - 25-35 dollars.

The average salary in Gdansk is about 1500 dollars, one of the highest in the country.

Monthly rent of a one-room apartment in the center is about 500-600 dollars, in less prestigious areas - 300-400 dollars.

Municipal monthly services for an average apartment are approximately 170-250 dollars.

A movie ticket costs 6 dollars.

Monthly subscription to the fitness club is 25-35 dollars.

Cover photo

Вам это будет интересно:
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Nairobi
Today we are going on vacation in Kenya style! Let’s watch out for thieves, bargain at local markets, taste fantastic tea and get wrapped up into colourful African textiles. We will find out which places are not available for a modest budget, and without any worries, will cheer up admiring fantastic sunset on the coast of the Indian Ocean.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in New York
Finally, one of our favorite categories reached the city, where dollars are considered as the main currency. Thus, we will not have to go around exchange offices and constantly convert prices. So, we go to such a different and exciting New York to spend our 10 dollars.
PHOTOproject: Beyond Warsaw
We were catching the warm spring sun rays at almost empty Warsaw Sunday streets. When the sun had hidden behind the skyscraper - we got high on the tallest among them to enjoy the sunset.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Rome
Today, OUTLOOK continues one of its most popular column with a story about how you can spend ten dollars, forever green and pleasant for pocket and eye, in the Eternal City in which crowds of tourists flock annually and who never ceases to amaze every lucky person who has been here! Believe us, the capital of Italy has something to surprise you!
Poland attractions: Kings are almighty!
Royal court intrigues, arranged marriages and stunning interiors. These are associations which arise when mentioning life of monarchs. Yet, Poland is a royal country. Here, in a few minutes and just at a few zlotys one can immerse into this atmosphere which is magical for mere mortals.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Bologna
Incredible in its texture, orange-red medieval architecture, majestic gallery-streets instead of usual pavements that allow having pedestrian walks in any weather and also a title of culinary capital of Italy – aren’t these reasons alone enough to have a trip to Bologna? OUTLOOK believes that they are so we tell how and on what to spend your hypothetical 10 dollars in this cozy city.
Krakow tour. Make it in 48 hour's time
For Krakow we have only 48 hours, so we must hurry! Grab your breakfast that is local traditional fast food in the form of bread and lard, and run for getting acquainted with hundreds of works of art and dozens of legends teeming the city on the Vistula River banks.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Budapest
We continue our one of the most practical and useful sections on city prices on how you spend $ 10 worth. Today's story is about Budapest - one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe
We were there: Sopot
European coast of the Baltic Sea can boast of neither warm waters nor lasting beach season – this however does not prevent it from being a popular resort area. Great number of cozy coastal towns attracts tourists first of all with fresh and curative air as well as with the opportunity to “heal the eyes” looking at the cold sea and amazing landscapes. Sopot – main Baltic resort of Poland – exhibits all of these advantages to the full.
Truth in grain or Polish style coffee
France, Italy and Venice - these names were chosen by foreigners for their restaurants, which gave a grounding for coffee biography of Poland. Residents of the country became one of the first in Eastern Europe gourmets who appreciated taste and flavor of the unusual drink. Only a few were aware of the fact that a new source of pleasure was produced from fruit of the tree once grown in Ethiopia in the wild.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Athens
Unique millennial sights, delicious cuisine, beach outskirts - magnificent Athens offers its guests so many options for spending time that their eyes diverge which means there can be a lot of expenses. In order to at least roughly prepare for the financial side of a trip to this wonderful city, we talk about how and what our favorite conditional 10 dollars can be spent on.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Hurghada
We are proceeding to spend $10 in various destination... Today, in the sands of Hurghada, Egypt, we are looking for something worthy investing this money, to feel the city, touch and taste it. At the same time, we will see how not to fall into the trap of vendors who for the sake of your traveller’s wallet, will build a new pyramids and bring unknown species of scarabaeus.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Seoul
People with features of magpie who likes every glittery thing, will find it very difficult to stay in Seoul. If you are used to the fact that your eyes get lost in ordinary shops, then, believe me, in Seoul they will go multi kilometre marathons with your every step. What if you have only $10 in your pocket? Be patient and spend money on the most interesting things.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Stockholm
Stockholm is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Nevertheless, its residents are satisfied with this status of the capital, and it is no wonder since an average salary in the city reaches USD2800... So, at first glance, it is a difficult task to have a good fun in the Swedish capital if you have just USD10 in your pocket. But this task is not hopeless once you stir your imagination and wind up your brain.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Vilnius
Today we are spending precious crisp green note that depicts an outstanding American finance expert Alexander Hamilton. What it is worth in a cozy Vilnius of Lithuania – read further in OUTLOOK. Nowadays Vilnius, just as the whole Lithuania, is in the state of gradual and steady economic growth...
World ghettos: Polish village in Istanbul
It is hard to imagine more different nations than citizens of Turkey and Poland. Their variety is reflected in everything, from religion to culinary traditions. Nevertheless, they get on well during more than 150 years in the suburbs of Istambul. We would like to talk about this unique neighbourhood in the rubric 'ghetto in the world'.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Porto
We continue exploring prices in popular cities. Today our story is about second most important city of Portugal – Porto. On particular ways to spend 10 dollars there – read on in OUTLOOK.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Istanbul
Among tourists, especially those from Europe, it is difficult to find people who have not enjoyed vacation in sunny and hospitable Turkey at least once, so the prices at holiday destinations are more or less known. However, what awaits those who opted for "another Turkey" and went to see the magnificent Istanbul, we would like toexplainwith the example of 10 dollars.
World ghettos: Polish quarter in New York
New York is rightfully considered one of the most interesting cities in the world. The reasons for this are many, including its unique ethnic composition of more than twenty large communities. New Yorkers joke that they do not need to travel, as it is just enough to take a ride through national enclaves and learn new cultures.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Yerevan
Armenia actively promotes itself in the international tourism market, which makes it known far beyond the borders of the Caucasus. To slightly orient future tourists in terms of prices, our journalist Korney Gritsiuk, who just returned from the Armenian capital, tells how and what can we spend our conditional and favorite $ 10.
Outlook facebook page