The editors of 300 Gospodarki have compiled a traditional list of their most popular articles of 2021.

The list does not include daily reports regarding, for example, the new coronavirus infection and similar short news. And number 1 in the list below surprised us the most …

10. Planes on the rails: Will the night trains change the way we travel in Poland and Europe?

In Europe, there is increasing talk of replacing short journeys with night trains for environmental reasons and to reduce emissions. So new links are created. We check whether Poland is keeping up with this trend (and why, unfortunately, not).

Planes on the rails: Will night trains change the way we travel in Poland and Europe?

9. One Polish hour costs 11 euros. This is 30% less than the Czech Republic and more than 3 times less than Germany

Poland remains the country with the lowest labor costs in the European Union. Despite the fact that in recent years it has grown 2.5 times faster in Poland than the EU average, the gap between us and Western Europe is still huge.

An hour for pole work costs €11. This is 30% less than the Czech Republic and more than 3 times less than Germany

8. Warsaw is responsible for 20% of Poland’s GDP – up to 7 districts combined

The Polish capital region – i.e. Warsaw and the eight surrounding provinces – is responsible for approximately 1/5 of Poland’s GDP. The seven economically weakest counties combined have a similar importance to the country’s economy, according to GUS data. But the case of the Polish capital is not unique.

Warsaw is responsible for 20% of Poland’s GDP – the equivalent of 7 local regions combined

7. Germany is responsible for nearly a quarter of the EU’s GDP. Only Poland can surpass the Netherlands

After Great Britain withdrew from the European Union, Poland became the sixth largest economy in the group. From an economic point of view, our importance remains very moderate, and in real numbers there are three main players – Germany, France and Italy.

Germany is responsible for approximately 1/4 of the EU’s GDP. Only Poland can surpass the Netherlands

6. 4F is better than Nike and Adidas. Polish company among the clothing giants in the Tokyo Olympics

Economy examined the number of national teams at the Tokyo Olympics worn by the world’s largest apparel companies. The 4F company logo appears on the uniforms of Olympians from eight countries, making the Polish brand the second largest producer of athletes’ clothing at the Olympics.

4F is better than Nike and Adidas. Polish company among the clothing giants in the Tokyo Olympics

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5. More than 22 thousand. Total PLN per month – this is how much you must earn to be in the top 1% of Poles

Being in the 10 percent group. Poles with higher incomes, the monthly salary should exceed 7.2 thousand. Total PLN – according to data of the Central Statistical Office and the Ministry of Finance, prepared by economists at the Polish Economic Institute.

More than 22,000 total PLN per month – this is how much you must earn to be in the top 1% of Poles

4. No, the average Arctic earner does not charge 6000. Total PLN. We explain how to interpret the new GUS data

The Central Statistical Office just announced that the average gross salary in Poland in December 2020 was approximately PLN 6000. zloty. Is this an important statistic from the average person’s point of view? tl; DR: No.

No, the average Arctic earner does not charge 6000. Total PLN. We explain how to interpret the new GUS data

3. 300 research report: 5 years after the introduction of the bank tax, financial companies want to change

Almost 22 billion PLN – this is the amount paid to the state budget by banks, insurance companies, credit unions and loan companies for the tax of some financial institutions, known as the bank tax. Now they want to make changes in the structure of this tax, because they believe that it hinders not only their development, but also the revitalization of the economy.

300 Research Report: After 5 years of bank tax, financial companies want to change

2. The official retirement age is no longer valid. At 70, We’ll Still Work – Interview with PFR . Chief Economist

I am convinced that in the next decade, maybe two, the official retirement age will become obsolete. This tipping point comes from the demographic realities of the mid-20th century and is unsustainable. In our 70s, many of us will still be working. Fortunately, the research shows that older people around the world want to work longer — says Bwe Dobroolski, chief economist at the Polish Development Fund in an interview with 300 Economics.

The official retirement age will be used. At 70, We’ll Still Work – Interview with PFR . Chief Economist

1. The forgotten story of Durex condom inventor – a teenage Polish immigrant

Durex – the world’s most famous condom company – today sells 975 condoms per minute. Until recently, however, no one, not even the company itself, remembered the young inventor of durexes, writes Dr Jessica Borg, a specialist in modern British history at King’s College London.

The forgotten story of Durex condom inventor – a teenage Polish immigrant


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