Cost of living in Warsaw, Poland

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Food [Edit]
PLN EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26 zł (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19 zł (€4.32)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9 zł (€2.00)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.06 zł (€0.71)
12 eggs, large 11 zł (€2.50)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9 zł (€2.03)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 zł (€3.31)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.58 zł (€0.83)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.94 zł (€0.45)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.27 zł (€0.76)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29 zł (€7)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.16 zł (€1.20)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.83 zł (€0.66)
Housing [Edit]
PLN EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 4,301 zł (€1,003)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 3,216 zł (€750)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 391 zł (€91)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,761 zł (€644)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,995 zł (€465)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 304 zł (€71)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 39 zł (€9)
40” flat screen TV 1,977 zł (€461)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 413 zł (€96)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25 zł (€5.83)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 28 zł (€6)
Clothes [Edit]
PLN EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 277 zł (€65)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 149 zł (€35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 300 zł (€70)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 334 zł (€78)
Transportation [Edit]
PLN EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,939 zł (€18,643)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.89 zł (€1.14)
Monthly ticket public transport 110 zł (€26)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 30 zł (€7)
Personal Care [Edit]
PLN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20 zł (€4.59)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26 zł (€6)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 132 zł (€31)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 14 zł (€3.29)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15 zł (€3.53)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12 zł (€2.82)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.06 zł (€1.18)
Tube of toothpaste 8 zł (€1.84)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 45 zł (€10)
Entertainment [Edit]
PLN EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 70 zł (€16)
2 tickets to the movies 57 zł (€13)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 271 zł (€63)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 117 zł (€27)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 24 zł (€5.51)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 zł (€2.74)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 10 zł (€2.22)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,011 zł (€469)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.30 zł (€0.07)
1 month of gym membership in business district 129 zł (€30)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 zł (€3.64)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,098 prices entered by 281 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2018.

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Warsaw position in our World Ranking

the world
260th
out of 341
eastern europe
12th
out of 35
poland
1st
out of 5

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