Cost of living in Poland

Summary of cost of living in Poland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,590 zł
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,359 zł
  • Cost of living in Poland is cheaper than in 71% of countries in Eastern Europe (12 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Poland is cheaper than in 80% of countries in the World (75 out of 94)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 31 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 21 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.36 zł
12 eggs, large 12 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 11 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.87 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.11 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.50 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 27 zł
2 liters of coca-cola 7 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.20 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,030 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,112 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 509 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,679 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,835 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 350 zł
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 45 zł
40” flat screen tv 1,558 zł
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 480 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 40 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 30 zł
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 320 zł
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 179 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 297 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 363 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 92,307 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 119 zł
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 37 zł
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 159 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 13 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.60 zł
Tube of toothpaste 8 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 47 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 79 zł
2 tickets to the movies 49 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 130 zł
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 131 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 26 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11 zł
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,788 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.21 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 108 zł
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18 zł

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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:
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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 85
2nd Kraków 78
3rd Gdańsk 77
4th Wrocław 77
5th Poznan 77
6th Toruń 71

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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Prices recently added

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Zabrze costs 2,000 zł (5 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Warsaw costs 7 zł (9 days ago)
  • Public transport in Warsaw costs 110 zł (9 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Warsaw costs 23 zł (9 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Warsaw costs 31 zł (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Kraków costs 3.99 zł (10 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Kraków costs 21 zł (10 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Kraków costs 2.85 zł (10 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Kraków costs 11 zł (10 days ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Kraków costs 12 zł (10 days ago)

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