“Wroclaw should be eternal capital of culture” – Wim Wenders, one of the most prominent directors of contemporary cinema.
City area is green. Wroclaw is allowed to be a candidate city for the European Green Capital 2019 title awarded by the European Commission.
Cost of 1 sq. m of new flat on the primary market. Cost of rent of medium size apartment (38-60 sq. m) is 510 € per month.
5 200 000
Participants of European Capital of Culture 2016 projects. 170 000 people were engaged in the 2 000 projects preparation.
The first part of Town Hall was built then. It is the oldest and the biggest one in Poland. It is located on the famous market square – Rynek – one of the biggest (3,8 hectares) and certainly the most beautiful in the country.
Dwarves live in the city and their community is still growing. Little sculptures located all around Wroclaw have already become symbol of the city – city called frequently ‘city of dwarves’.
Runners finished marathon and half marathon in 2016 in Wroclaw. The city’s sport ambitions were reflected in awarding Wroclaw The World Games 2017 host.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Openness & Cost of Living
Wroclaw is top Polish city for relocation according managers and specialists. It was also awarded as the best Polish city to work and live for expats, who appreciate city support for newcomers, like dedicated information office for foreigners – Infolink and expats’ associations like International Friends of Wroclaw. High quality goes along with low cost of living as consumer prices including rent in Wroclaw are lower than in Berlin (40%), Barcelona (37%), Prague or Warsaw (13%).
Wroclaw has a very well-developed health infrastructure. There are 14 big public hospitals in the city and two of them (University Hospital, Marciniak Hospital) are located in the brand new, modern complexes of buildings. Apart from the hospitals there are several chains of private medical centres – e.g.:Medicover, Lux Med, Enel Med – which provide complex health care and diagnostics. These centres offer attractive packages of services which are one of the most popular non-wage bonuses in Wroclaw.
Child Care & Education
Wroclaw is not only one of the strongest Polish centres of higher education. It also offers great variety of quality education opportunities for children and teenagers: 107 public and 57 non-public kindergartens, 161 public and 112 non-public primary, secondary and high schools. The local educational market is complemented by rapidly growing international education units. There are 10 schools in Wroclaw with English as a language with many curricula to choose between. They are open for students from 6 months old up to 19 years old. In the context of education it is worth mentioning that no foreign citizen would have any problems with learning Polish – numerous language schools offer a broad range of Polish courses for expats.
Leisure & Culture
Wroclaw is a cultural centre that never sleeps. Numerous theatres, cinemas, museums and exhibitions provide sophisticated culture life to the inhabitants. The city is also a host for several events of international reputation which attract many foreign spectators and artists. The cultural importance of Wroclaw was reflected in awarding it European Capital of Culture 2016. It resulted in 2000 cultural events and over 5 000 000 participants. It is worth mentioning the city is always ready for big amounts of guests thanks to the well-developed accommodation facilities (56 hotels classified in star rating, with space for 9760 guests).