- Cost of Living
- Poland
- Panama
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Poland**
compared to
**Panama**

Currency:

Food | - 40% | |||
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Food in Poland is 40% cheaper than in Panama | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 27 zł (7 B/.) | 12 B/. | - 41% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 19 zł (5.03 B/.) | 6 B/. | - 23% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 9 zł (2.31 B/.) | 3.81 B/. | - 39% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 2.96 zł (0.79 B/.) | 1.62 B/. | - 51% | |

12 eggs, large | 10 zł (2.74 B/.) | 2.92 B/. | - 6% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 7 zł (1.81 B/.) | 3.20 B/. | - 43% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 13 zł (3.37 B/.) | 4.68 B/. | - 28% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 3.47 zł (0.92 B/.) | 4.51 B/. | - 80% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 2.07 zł (0.55 B/.) | 2.00 B/. | - 73% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 3.09 zł (0.82 B/.) | 0.87 B/. | - 6% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 30 zł (8 B/.) | 9 B/. | - 10% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 5.22 zł (1.38 B/.) | 2.23 B/. | - 38% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 2.69 zł (0.71 B/.) | 1.62 B/. | - 56% | |

Housing | - 32% | |||

Housing in Poland is 32% cheaper than in Panama | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 3,887 zł (1,031 B/.) | 1,595 B/. | - 35% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 2,852 zł (756 B/.) | 1,004 B/. | - 25% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 439 zł (116 B/.) | 147 B/. | - 21% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 2,345 zł (622 B/.) | 988 B/. | - 37% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 1,778 zł (471 B/.) | 576 B/. | - 18% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 300 zł (80 B/.) | 108 B/. | - 27% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 36 zł (10 B/.) | 31 B/. | - 69% | |

40” flat screen TV | 1,834 zł (486 B/.) | 350 B/. | + 39% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 416 zł (110 B/.) | 95 B/. | + 16% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 26 zł (7 B/.) | 9 B/. | - 28% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 21 zł (5.65 B/.) | 4.18 B/. | + 35% | |

Clothes | + 3% | |||

Clothes in Poland is 3% more expensive than in Panama | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 281 zł (75 B/.) | 67 B/. | + 11% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 152 zł (40 B/.) | 39 B/. | + 3% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 298 zł (79 B/.) | 82 B/. | - 4% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 329 zł (87 B/.) | 97 B/. | - 10% | |

Transportation | - 3% | |||

Transportation in Poland is 3% cheaper than in Panama | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 79,937 zł (21,198 B/.) | 20,119 B/. | + 5% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 5.00 zł (1.32 B/.) | 0.80 B/. | + 66% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 104 zł (27 B/.) | 36 B/. | - 24% | |

Personal Care | - 44% | |||

Personal Care in Poland is 44% cheaper than in Panama | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 20 zł (5.22 B/.) | 5.19 B/. | + 1% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 31 zł (8 B/.) | 28 B/. | - 71% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 127 zł (34 B/.) | 41 B/. | - 17% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 15 zł (4.00 B/.) | 8 B/. | - 51% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 12 zł (3.30 B/.) | 5.51 B/. | - 40% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 11 zł (2.95 B/.) | 5.59 B/. | - 47% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 4.74 zł (1.26 B/.) | 3.28 B/. | - 62% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 8 zł (2.06 B/.) | 2.86 B/. | - 28% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 38 zł (10 B/.) | 13 B/. | - 22% | |

Entertainment | - 38% | |||

Entertainment in Poland is 38% cheaper than in Panama | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 65 zł (17 B/.) | 50 B/. | - 65% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 54 zł (14 B/.) | 12 B/. | + 20% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 221 zł (59 B/.) | 104 B/. | - 43% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 125 zł (33 B/.) | 71 B/. | - 54% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 21 zł (5.53 B/.) | 9 B/. | - 38% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 11 zł (2.98 B/.) | 4.03 B/. | - 26% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 9 zł (2.26 B/.) | 4.06 B/. | - 44% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 1,955 zł (518 B/.) | 586 B/. | - 11% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.50 zł (0.13 B/.) | - | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 127 zł (34 B/.) | 58 B/. | - 42% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 16 zł (4.24 B/.) | 5.30 B/. | - 20% | |

TOTAL | - 29% |

These prices were last updated on December 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.26518
PAB
/
PLN

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#
Cost of living in
**Poland**
is
**29% cheaper than**
in
**Panama**

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