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) 19 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.98 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 3.46 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.07 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.16 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 30 zł
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.23 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.69 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,907 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,858 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 452 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,355 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,778 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 301 zł
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 37 zł
40” flat screen TV 1,834 zł
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 416 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 26 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 25 zł
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 283 zł
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 152 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 298 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 333 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,937 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.98 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 104 zł
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 19 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 30 zł
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 129 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.76 zł
Tube of toothpaste 8 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 38 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 66 zł
2 tickets to the movies 54 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 222 zł
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 125 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 21 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 9 zł
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,984 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.50 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 128 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 93
2nd Poznan 88
3rd Gdańsk 83
4th Kraków 83
5th Wrocław 82
6th Szczecin 80
7th Lublin 77
8th Łódź 76
9th Rzeszów 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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Prices recently added

  • 500 g of bread in Warsaw costs 1.50 zł (1 day ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Warsaw costs 2.40 zł (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Warsaw costs 17 zł (2 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Warsaw costs 200 zł (2 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Warsaw costs 12 zł (2 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Warsaw costs 17 zł (2 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Warsaw costs 25 zł (2 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Warsaw costs 60 zł (2 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Warsaw costs 100 zł (2 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Warsaw costs 40 zł (2 days ago)