Cost of living in Poland

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 17 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.84 zł
12 eggs, large 9 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.90 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.97 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.08 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29 zł
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.20 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.48 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,004 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,800 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 384 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,433 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,703 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 235 zł
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 40 zł
40” flat screen TV 1,812 zł
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 379 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 26 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 21 zł
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 278 zł
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 134 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 274 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 345 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 75,272 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.73 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 105 zł
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 16 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 zł
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 108 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 14 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.07 zł
Tube of toothpaste 7 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 35 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 66 zł
2 tickets to the movies 48 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 191 zł
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 132 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 21 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 9 zł
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,261 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.24 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 129 zł
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 zł

Map of Cost of Living in Poland

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This map shows only the top cities in Poland. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Poland

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Gliwice 93
2nd Warsaw 91
3rd Kraków 87
4th Gdańsk 85
5th Poznan 85
6th Wrocław 83
7th Szczecin 81
8th Łódź 79
9th Lublin 75
10th Białystok 73

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • One-way ticket in public transport in Warsaw costs 4.40 zł (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Warsaw costs 2,400 zł (2 days ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Warsaw costs 40 zł (3 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Warsaw costs 3.50 zł (3 days ago)
  • 8 rolls of toilet paper in Warsaw costs 2.50 zł (3 days ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Warsaw costs 8 zł (3 days ago)
  • 50ml deodorant, roll-on in Warsaw costs 6.00 zł (3 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Warsaw costs 150 zł (3 days ago)
  • 12 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) in Warsaw costs 16 zł (3 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Warsaw costs 3.40 zł (3 days ago)