1 August 2016

Khaled Masmoudi - Expat in I live in Wrocław, Poland

Khaled Masmoudi - Expat in I live in Wrocław, Poland

Q: Where are you originally from?
A: I’m from Tunisia

Q: In which city are you currently residing?
A: I live in Wrocław, Poland

Q: What do you do in your new city?
A: I’m working as system administrator at IBM GDC Wrocław

Q: How is the quality of life in your new city in comparison to that of your home city?
A: I believe that Wrocław is the best city in all Poland, I lived in couple of other cities, but this one has its own charm and lots of events especially during the summer time. It’s not that big as my own town (I think it’s like half size of my home city Sfax in Tunisia) but it keeps me here attached with its super atmosphere.

Q: How would you rate the healthcare system in which you are currently enrolled?
A: Thanks to my job I have private medical care “MEDICOVER” which I think is giving good level of health care and I’m satisfied of it totally.

Q: How does the cost of living compare to that of your home city?
A: Cost of living here in Poland generally not that high, but though the salaries for the locals is not matching the level of prices. As foreigner I enjoy good salary and by consequence a good level of life but it’s still not what I look for.

Q: Did you use a relocation company to help you with your move?
A: I’m rather an independent person so I manage stuff by my own or the use of some good friends. So till now I haven’t used any relocation company yet.

Q: How easy or difficult was the relocation process?
A: Well the relocation here isn’t that easy if you don’t have your own car. But it will always depend if you relocate within one region or you are travelling further.

Q: Did you move here with any family members?
A: No, I live by my own here.

Q: What is your favourite mobile app which you use to aid you in your expat life?
A: Jakdojade: it’s an app, also available with this website: jakdojade.pl which gives you the best and fastest way to get from a place to another within a city. It has most of the big cities in Poland and have all bus and tramway lines included with the possibility to export your trip to google maps.

Q: What is one piece of advice you’d like to offer a new expat in your new city?
A: In general, being here in Poland is hard if you do not know the language, so my best advice would be the following: a basic knowledge of the language here will be a great plus in your daily life.