This is the result of a report prepared by the portal in which the 10 largest Polish cities were compared. The availability of public crèches in Szczecin was rated particularly low.

The authors of the ranking awarded points for the availability of public institutions for early education (nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools), average earnings, security level and family living costs. After adding up, the first place was taken by Warsaw, before Poznań and Gdańsk. Szczecin was classified in last place!

Lack of public nurseries

The number of public crèches is a problem in particular. There are only 9 such outlets in Szczecin, as many as in Bydgoszcz and Lublin, although these cities have fewer inhabitants. 

“Poor accessibility of public education is a problem if we take into account the average amount of tuition fees in private institutions in Szczecin. Higher tuition fees can only be found in Warsaw, where parents can count on a larger salary. Remember that average earnings in Szczecin are maintained at a level lower than the national average “- write the authors of the ranking.

Earnings, safety and costs of living rating…

Average gross earnings were the second aspect examined affecting the lives of families. Here, Szczecin took 6th place, with the amount of 4,832.93PLN. Far behind the leader Warsaw (PLN 6,059.04), but before Łódź, Lublin, Bydgoszcz and Białystok.

The number of detected crimes (including hate crimes), the individual feelings of residents, the situation on roads and openness to others (eg the number of work permits issued to foreigners) were also taken into account. The data was taken from the report “Safe and open cities” prepared by the Polish branch of the Robert Schuman Foundation.

The average price of apartments (PLN 5,677 per m2 – 4th place) was also assessed, prices of private lessons, half-camps, swimming pool and language schools (8th place) and the price of monthly public transport tickets for children which is free in four other cities. Stress levels to meet bill payments was also a factor.

The report will be prepared annually so it will be interesting to see if there will be any changes next year!

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