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Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs.Poland is in Central Europe, east of Germany. The climate is temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation and mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers.The official language is Polish. It is a Slavonic language, learning a few basic words of Polish will be appreciated. Many Poles speak German and some also speak a little French. English is becoming increasingly common, particularly among the younger generation. Most shops, restaurants and hotels in Warsaw have English-speaking staff. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Poland is considered to be one of the healthiest economies of the post-communist countries, and is currently the fastest growing country within the EU.Expatriate business dress is generally conservative and formal, in the form of a suit and tie for men, and a dress or a suit for women.The security risk for expatriates in Poland is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime such as pickpocketing and bag-snatching, and harassment of visibly minority groups.The currency of Poland is the Polish Zloty (PLN). Banking is on par with that of Western Europe and North America.Medical facilities are good and private medical facilities are comparatively inexpensive. Tick-borne encephalitis is common.The population of Krakow is 1.7 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.3% for Portugal as at November 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Poland is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 32%.