Cost of living in Poland

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 27 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 12 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.70 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.98 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.03 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 28 zł
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.24 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.37 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,997 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,839 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 413 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,461 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,721 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 259 zł
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 43 zł
40” flat screen TV 1,796 zł
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 370 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 21 zł
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 284 zł
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 138 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 270 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 353 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 76,258 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.67 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) 33 zł
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 107 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 13 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.05 zł
Tube of toothpaste 8 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 32 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 65 zł
2 tickets to the movies 49 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 200 zł
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 133 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 9 zł
iPad Air 2, 64GB 2,336 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.25 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 135 zł
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 15 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 Warsaw 94
2nd Gliwice 92
3rd Kraków 87
4th Gdańsk 87
5th Poznan 84
6th Wrocław 84
7th Szczecin 83
8th Łódź 80
9th Lublin 77
10th Białystok 74

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

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Warsaw costs 79 zł (2 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Wrocław costs 2,310 zł (3 days ago)
  • Public transport in Wrocław costs 60 zł (3 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Płock costs 16 zł (4 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Płock costs 0.00 zł (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Płock costs 42 zł (4 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Płock costs 2.80 zł (4 days ago)
  • Public transport in Płock costs 72 zł (4 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Płock costs 4.58 zł (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Kraków costs 8 zł (6 days ago)