Cost of living in Warsaw, Poland

Summary of cost of living in Warsaw

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,896 zł
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,799 zł
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is more expensive than in 67% of cities in Eastern Europe (9 out of 24)
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is cheaper than in 72% of cities in the World (192 out of 267)

List of prices in Warsaw, Poland. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 28 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 21 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.94 zł
12 eggs, large 11 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.40 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.77 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.36 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29 zł
2 liters of coca-cola 5.64 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.99 zł
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,609 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,467 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 513 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,974 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,239 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 305 zł
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 43 zł
40” flat screen tv 1,490 zł
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 563 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 29 zł
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 332 zł
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 166 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 318 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 380 zł
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 81,766 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.18 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 108 zł
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 36 zł
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 19 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 35 zł
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 145 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 20 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 zł
Tube of toothpaste 9 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 55 zł
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 84 zł
2 tickets to the movies 63 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 230 zł
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 158 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 26 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11 zł
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,622 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.58 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 110 zł
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 17 zł
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,890 prices entered by 166 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2020

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Warsaw position in our World Ranking

the world
192nd
out of 267
eastern europe
9th
out of 24

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