Cost of living in Warsaw, Poland

Summary of cost of living in Warsaw

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,417 (11,009 zł)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,379 (6,280 zł)
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is more expensive than in 69% of cities in Eastern Europe (6 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is cheaper than in 73% of cities in the World (144 out of 197)

List of prices in Warsaw, Poland. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
PLN EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 31 zł (€7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 20 zł (€4.38)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 zł (€2.19)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.02 zł (€0.66)
12 eggs, large 10 zł (€2.22)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 zł (€1.43)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 zł (€2.74)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.89 zł (€0.85)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.98 zł (€0.66)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.37 zł (€0.74)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29 zł (€6)
2 liters of coca-cola 7 zł (€1.45)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.14 zł (€0.69)
Housing [Edit]
PLN EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,125 zł (€1,125)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,949 zł (€867)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 546 zł (€120)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,595 zł (€789)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,453 zł (€539)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 464 zł (€102)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 46 zł (€10)
40” flat screen tv 1,856 zł (€408)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 387 zł (€85)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 zł (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22 zł (€4.92)
Clothes [Edit]
PLN EUR
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 279 zł (€61)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 181 zł (€40)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 305 zł (€67)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 361 zł (€79)
Transportation [Edit]
PLN EUR
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,891 zł (€17,100)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.60 zł (€1.01)
Monthly ticket public transport 108 zł (€24)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 32 zł (€7)
Personal Care [Edit]
PLN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 15 zł (€3.21)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28 zł (€6)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 136 zł (€30)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 14 zł (€3.17)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10 zł (€2.26)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13 zł (€2.90)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.91 zł (€1.30)
Tube of toothpaste 7 zł (€1.61)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 57 zł (€13)
Entertainment [Edit]
PLN EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 74 zł (€16)
2 tickets to the movies 64 zł (€14)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 199 zł (€44)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 147 zł (€32)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 zł (€4.91)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11 zł (€2.45)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11 zł (€2.38)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,070 zł (€454)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.30 zł (€0.07)
1 month of gym membership in business district 106 zł (€23)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18 zł (€3.93)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 711 prices entered by 95 different people.
Latest price update: April 14, 2021

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Warsaw position in our World Ranking

the world
144th
out of 197
eastern europe
6th
out of 16

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

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