Cost of living in Poland

Summary of cost of living in Poland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 9,829 zł
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,098 zł
  • Cost of living in Poland is cheaper than in 53% of countries in Eastern Europe (9 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Poland is cheaper than in 69% of countries in the World (64 out of 93)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 29 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 20 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.86 zł
12 eggs, large 10 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.27 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.57 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.28 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 28 zł
2 liters of coca-cola 5.37 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.55 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,023 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,937 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 495 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,532 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,925 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 299 zł
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 42 zł
40” flat screen tv 1,806 zł
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 505 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 26 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 27 zł
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 303 zł
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 139 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 308 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 348 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 81,106 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.11 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 107 zł
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 19 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 zł
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 126 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 16 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.45 zł
Tube of toothpaste 8 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 46 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 67 zł
2 tickets to the movies 56 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 195 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 12 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 10 zł
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,957 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.41 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 115 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 96
2nd Poznan 84
3rd Kraków 83
4th Wrocław 82
5th Łódź 75
6th Lublin 74
7th Rzeszów 72
8th Białystok 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

  • Public transport in Łódź costs 80 zł (about 14 hours ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Warsaw costs 25 zł (about 18 hours ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Warsaw costs 1,300 zł (about 18 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Warsaw costs 40 zł (about 18 hours ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Warsaw costs 700 zł (about 18 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Warsaw costs 1,400 zł (about 18 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Warsaw costs 1,000 zł (about 18 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Warsaw costs 4,000 zł (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Warsaw costs 4.00 zł (about 18 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Warsaw costs 4.00 zł (about 18 hours ago)