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) 18 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 10 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.12 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.09 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 5.09 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.52 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,905 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,714 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 422 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,397 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,684 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 349 zł
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 38 zł
40” flat screen TV 1,881 zł
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 378 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 23 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) 141 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 290 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 331 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 78,976 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.67 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) 32 zł
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 107 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 14 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 5.43 zł
Tube of toothpaste 7 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 39 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 69 zł
2 tickets to the movies 49 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 207 zł
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 129 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 2,087 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.83 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 125 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 Kraków 92
2nd Warsaw 92
3rd Gliwice 91
4th Szczecin 91
5th Poznan 89
6th Gdańsk 87
7th Wrocław 84
8th Lublin 77
9th Łódź 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.

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

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Szczecin costs 1,300 zł (about 17 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Warsaw costs 80 zł (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Szczecin costs 15 zł (2 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Szczecin costs 80 zł (2 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Szczecin costs 2,050 zł (2 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Szczecin costs 25 zł (2 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Szczecin costs 4.00 zł (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Szczecin costs 3.00 zł (2 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Szczecin costs 24 zł (2 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Szczecin costs 16 zł (2 days ago)