Cost of living in Warsaw, Poland

Summary of cost of living in Warsaw

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 19,575 zł
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 10,997 zł
  • Warsaw is the most expensive city in Eastern Europe (1 out of 18)
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is more expensive than in 69% of cities in the World (52 out of 164)
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List of prices in Warsaw
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 47 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 34 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 15 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.59 zł
12 eggs, large 17 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 15 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 21 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.20 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.28 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.25 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 45 zł
2 liters of coca-cola 10 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.34 zł
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,780 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,206 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,532 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,446 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,997 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 968 zł
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 79 zł
40” flat screen tv 2,591 zł
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 790 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 64 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 62 zł
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 367 zł
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 182 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 403 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 586 zł
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 135,788 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 175 zł
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 36 zł
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 36 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 75 zł
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 299 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 28 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 22 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 16 zł
Tube of toothpaste 16 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 154 zł
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 192 zł
2 tickets to the movies 66 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 517 zł
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 296 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 43 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 22 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 25 zł
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,480 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.74 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 215 zł
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 22 zł
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 848 prices entered by 79 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2024

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Warsaw position in our World Ranking

the world
52nd
out of 164
eastern europe
1st
out of 18

Cheapest and most expensive products in Warsaw compared to other cities:

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4th
the world
4th
the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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