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Edited by: Amathyst Sep 24, 2010, 09:53am #4
such as Germany and Britain which finished in fifth and ninth place
Funny how we finish in 9 but Poles cant wait to get here!
he average Pole retires at 59.3 years
What is his pension when he retires? Can he travel abroad when he feels like it and spend a few months of year out of the country relaxing in the sun in a foreign coutry?
Poland can also boast the cheapest petrol and diesel prices (at £0.98 and £0.90 per liter) and shares the lowest electricity prices with France (£0.08 per kWh).
It also boasts the lowest wages so these prices are pretty expensive if a guy is only earning 8 zlt an hour (circa. £2.00) in comparison to your average Brit who will pay circa. £1.15 and he earns circa. (medium average) £14.00 per hour - who's the one who's laughing?
Considering that a Polish smoker can expect to pay just £1.70 for a packet of cigarettes - in Britain a packet costs a whopping £6.30 -
So again, he has to work nearly a full hour to buy a pack of fags - by the way most of the money on fags in the UK is tax which goes in to the coffers which is good for none smokers...Spain used to boast cheap fags but their government has whacked them with lots of tax, Poland will follow (just back from Czech Rep and the fags have doubled in 4 years do you think their wages have doubled????)
Its all relative Rychlik and the figures you posted maybe cheap by Western European standards but they are not by Polish standards...
and Poles work the longest hours (40.7 hours a week).
The average is 42.2 in the Netherlands it is 46.0 so they are far behind working the longest hours, but the legal limit in Poland is actually lower than most European countries.http://www.fedee.com/workinghours.shtml