In the below section we have prepared a short overview of the city for all expatriates moving to Warsaw. A constantly changing Warsaw is aspiring to be one of the most interesting cities in the new united Europe. It is a fascinating, inspiring modern place where portfolio of art exhibitions, concerts, theatrical plays and multi-cultural restaurants is continuously expanding.

Herb WarszawyBasic Facts about Warsaw (resource City Hall):

Population: 1.710.076

Space: 517,24 km²

Capital City since: 1596 AD

Average Monthly Salary in the private sector:  4227,45 PLN (1112 EUR)

Unemployment Rate: 2,8%

Symbol of Warsaw: Warsaw Mermaid

Mayor of Warsaw: Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (former President of Polish Central Bank)


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Over 52% of the Warsaw population are newcomers – people originally born outside of Warsaw. So, don’t worry, you are not the only one!

Warsaw is a city of singles. Out of all registered housholds in Warsaw most of them are one-man-shows! (resouce: City Hall)

Warsaw for Entrepreneurs. Read our article how city of Warsaw helps businessmen.




Warsaw has typical continental climate with generally warm summers (around 20°C) and cold winters (around 0°C). The record highest temperature during the last 20 years was measured in August (37°C) and the lowest in January (-30°C).

Be prepared for snowy winters and make sure you have good boots for the winter months. It is usual to throw salt on the streets to let the ice melt, which as a result demages the leather of all the nice shoes. Summer on the other hand can get really hot. Winters are pretty dry and the highest rain falls are measured during summer months and November.

Avg. Temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C -1 -1 2 7 13 16 17 17 13 8 2 -1