Poznań is a fifth-largest city in Poland located in the west-central part of the country, in the Greater Poland region. It’s an important cultural and business center with a large number of IT companies and job opportunities.
The average IT salary in Poznań is 11,200 per month (PLN 134,400 per year). It’s much higher than the minimum threshold (PLN 7,800) required to qualify for an EU Blue Card (a residence permit for high-skilled professionals).
- Software developer: 8,500 – 15,000
- Front-end developer: from 7,360
- Database administrator: 10,500 – 14,500
- System administrator: 4,600 – 6,000
- Project manager: 8,180 – 10,000
- QA engineer: 5,543 – 11,000
- Security analyst: 9,000 – 15,000
IT salaries in Poznań depending on the experience:
- Junior: 4,000 – 7,000
- Middle: 8,000 – 14,000
- Senior: 12,000 – 19,000
The unemployment rate in Poznań is 1.1%, which is much lower than the national average of 5.5% and the lowest rate among all major Polish cities. For job seekers, it means less competition for the desired position.
Important economic sectors in Poznań include:
- Automotive industry
- Chemical industry
- Food processing
- Software development
- Transport and logistics
And here are the largest technology companies present in Poznań:
Cost of living
Although the cost of living in Polish cities is more or less the same, property prices may vary significantly. However, Poznań has a relatively affordable housing market with monthly rent starting at just PLN 1,000 per month.
The average prices in Poznań (PLN):
- Meal at McDonald’s: 15–25
- Meal at another inexpensive restaurant: 15–30
- Average food basket (milk, bread, eggs, cheese, chicken, apples, potatoes, water, beer): 63
- Monthly fee at a fitness club: 60–150
- Monthly pass: 90–150
- Monthly rent (1 bedroom): 1,000 – 3,500
- Monthly rent (3 bedrooms): 1,700 – 6,000
- Property prices per square meter: 5,000 – 15,400
- Utilities: 300–980 per month
Poznań’s international airport, Poznań–Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport, serves direct flights to the majority of large EU cities as well as to Hurghada, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Tel Aviv, and other destinations.
Poznań is a beautiful city that has many historic buildings and sights, mostly concentrated around the Old Town and other parts of the city center. Poznań is also home to the island Ostrów Tumski where, as Pope John Paul II said, “Poland began”.
There are many cultural events in Poznań including the annual Malta Festival that hosts modern experimental off-theatre performances, St. Martin parade, classical music events, rap and hip-hop performances, and many more.