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) 19 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.00 zł
12 eggs, large 10 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.36 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.10 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.19 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29 zł
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.30 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.80 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,926 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,901 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 496 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,491 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,865 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 337 zł
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 42 zł
40” flat screen TV 1,661 zł
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 447 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 23 zł
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 308 zł
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 156 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 302 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 342 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,786 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.06 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 105 zł
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 33 zł
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 133 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 20 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 4.77 zł
Tube of toothpaste 8 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 69 zł
2 tickets to the movies 54 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 223 zł
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 129 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 21 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 9 zł
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,923 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.50 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 122 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:
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 Warsaw 97
2nd Poznan 87
3rd Gdańsk 83
4th Wrocław 83
5th Kraków 83
6th Szczecin 80
7th Lublin 77
8th Łódź 76
9th Rzeszów 75
10th Białystok 72

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.

Are you moving to Poland? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Poland of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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Prices recently added

  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Kraków costs 300 zł (about 21 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Zielona Góra costs 90 zł (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Toruń costs 1,800 zł (5 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Gdańsk costs 3,000 zł (7 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Warsaw costs 4.40 zł (7 days ago)
  • Per hour of waiting of taxi fare per waiting time, weekday at noon in Warsaw costs 40 zł (7 days ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Warsaw costs 2.50 zł (7 days ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Warsaw costs 8 zł (7 days ago)
  • Public transport in Warsaw costs 112 zł (7 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Warsaw costs 7,000 zł (7 days ago)