Big city lights. What attracts people to Warsaw
Almost two and a half million people live in Warsaw every day, thus making it the most populous city in the country. What - except the obvious fact, that it is the capital of Poland - it attracts so many people here?
More than 1,7 million inhabitants having a registration, next 300 thousands without registration and almost half a million people commuting to work day after day - this is a brief overview of the city's demographic statistics. Additionally, of course, there are also tourists to be added, which in the first quarter alone 2013 year visited Warsaw almost 200 thousand. These are impressive numbers considering, that Poland is not a country of really big metropolises. Warszawa jednak zaliczana jest do tak zwanych metropolii globalnych, thus significantly influencing the international economy, politics and culture. Could this translate into such great interest of Poles in the capital?
For work, countrymen!
Undoubtedly, the main magnet attracting Poles to Warsaw is work. At the end 2012 year unemployment was only here 4,4% and only in Poznań was it lower. Compared to the rest of the country, however, this is still a record low, because only reaching 1/3 general indicator. No wonder then, that people come here from all over Poland - with particular emphasis on the rather poor eastern wall - in search of a better life.
It is easier for us to find a job in Warsaw than in other regions of the country, but that's not the only reason we're looking for her there. W 2012 In the year, the average salary in the capital was as high as 6000 gross zlotys - this is the amount, which for the most part (especially the little ones) miejscowości jest po prostu nieosiągalna. Admittedly, in comparison with the cost of living, this is not "stunning" money, but many - mainly young - people prefer to pay more for a flat or communication and be able to afford it at the same time (without the proverbial remorse) to go out from time to time to the cinema or to take out a home loan.
And speaking of "young", this is another important asset of the capital city.
Cultural, Anything with class
Warsaw has approx 30 permanent theaters, 31 kin (including 14 multiplexes), countless clubs, pubs, discos and other entertainment venues, hundreds of galleries and thousands of other nooks and crannies where you can commune with culture - both quite low culture, and top-flight. World-class festivals, concerts of the biggest stars, but also a lot of interesting events outside the mainstream - here everyone will find something for themselves.
In terms of culture, Warsaw really has nothing to be ashamed of and - importantly - most of its inhabitants not only want it, but most of all it can afford it, to participate in the cultural life of the capital in one way or another.
Oskar Wilde once stated, that “there are two roads to civilization: culture and corruption ". Both in Warsaw will be available in a full range of styles, species, quality and price. It attracts and tempts, and in coexistence with the chance for a relatively stable and well-paid job that gives a sense of relative security, it just feels good here. Good and interesting.
Poland of a new chance
Warsaw, although in a sense multicultural - because the influences brought into the everyday life of the capital by the incoming population create a truly explosive mixture - it is not a mirror image of the character of the whole of Poland. It is rather "Poland in Poland". Capital, but different from the rest of the country mainly in terms of the level and pace of life. Warsaw offers enormous opportunities for young people, therefore, crowds of students come from the most remote regions of the country to the local universities. They believe, that graduation from the University of Warsaw, Of the Warsaw University of Technology or the Warsaw School of Economics (to name only the most famous units) it will open the door to an interesting career for them. And - as it turns out - they are right.
Graduates of Warsaw universities have much easier access to internships and internships in well-developing companies. It is here that international corporations are looking mostly for their new staff and hence it is close - because of both Okęcie, as well as the presence of global business - to the whole world.
Of course, in Warsaw you can not see only "pluses". Just like anywhere else in Poland and in the world, so here life has its dark sides. But all of this, who are determined to fight for themselves and their future, the capital appears to be the best - and sometimes the only - possibility to achieve goals. This is where her mysterious power of attraction lies.