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 9 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.88 zł
12 eggs, large 10 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.58 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.07 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.19 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 30 zł
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.06 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.57 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,817 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,803 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 459 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,334 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,722 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 313 zł
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 37 zł
40” flat screen TV 1,899 zł
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 407 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) 270 zł
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 147 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 291 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 336 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,940 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.80 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 103 zł
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 17 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 zł
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 122 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15 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 4.92 zł
Tube of toothpaste 7 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 41 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 67 zł
2 tickets to the movies 52 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 208 zł
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 120 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 Wi-Fi 128GB 2,025 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.41 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 123 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 Warsaw 91
2nd Poznan 89
3rd Kraków 84
4th Gdańsk 83
5th Wrocław 82
6th Szczecin 82
7th Lublin 76
8th Rzeszów 75
9th Łódź 74
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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Recent Prices Added

  • One-way ticket in public transport in Łódź costs 2.80 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Łódź costs 90 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Łódź costs 250 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Łódź costs 300 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Łódź costs 60 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Łódź costs 1,500 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Łódź costs 2,000 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Łódź costs 3,500 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Łódź costs 3.50 zł (about 20 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Łódź costs 3.00 zł (about 20 hours ago)