Cost of living in Poland compared to Hungary
Currency:
Food | - 6% | |||
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Food in Poland is 6% cheaper than in Hungary | ||||
Poland | Hungary | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 41 zł (3,414 Ft) | 3,378 Ft | + 1% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | 30 zł (2,487 Ft) | 2,531 Ft | - 2% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 14 zł (1,173 Ft) | 944 Ft | + 24% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 4.15 zł (349 Ft) | 476 Ft | - 27% | |
12 eggs, large | 13 zł (1,094 Ft) | 1,184 Ft | - 8% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 11 zł (927 Ft) | 1,140 Ft | - 19% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 19 zł (1,595 Ft) | 2,297 Ft | - 31% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 3.74 zł (314 Ft) | 540 Ft | - 42% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 3.89 zł (326 Ft) | 400 Ft | - 18% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 4.17 zł (351 Ft) | 366 Ft | - 4% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 33 zł (2,797 Ft) | 2,702 Ft | + 4% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | 9 zł (737 Ft) | 631 Ft | + 17% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 3.92 zł (330 Ft) | 465 Ft | - 29% | |
Housing | + 40% | |||
Housing in Poland is 40% more expensive than in Hungary | ||||
Poland | Hungary | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | 6,456 zł (542,419 Ft) | 365,445 Ft | + 48% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | 4,668 zł (392,162 Ft) | 256,867 Ft | + 53% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,066 zł (89,535 Ft) | 52,487 Ft | + 71% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | 3,817 zł (320,728 Ft) | 207,517 Ft | + 55% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | 2,793 zł (234,707 Ft) | 157,009 Ft | + 49% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | 374 zł (31,444 Ft) | 33,829 Ft | - 7% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | 54 zł (4,561 Ft) | 4,635 Ft | - 2% | |
40” flat screen tv | 1,718 zł (144,344 Ft) | 120,602 Ft | + 20% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | 456 zł (38,284 Ft) | 36,887 Ft | + 4% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 36 zł (3,036 Ft) | 3,871 Ft | - 22% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 zł (4,225 Ft) | 3,596 Ft | + 17% | |
Clothes | - 3% | |||
Clothes in Poland is about the same as in Hungary | ||||
Poland | Hungary | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | 307 zł (25,770 Ft) | 27,750 Ft | - 7% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | 146 zł (12,250 Ft) | 12,158 Ft | + 1% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | 337 zł (28,281 Ft) | 28,654 Ft | - 1% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 380 zł (31,928 Ft) | 35,591 Ft | - 10% | |
Transportation | - 4% | |||
Transportation in Poland is about the same as in Hungary | ||||
Poland | Hungary | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 117,106 zł (9,839,221 Ft) | 9,771,450 Ft | + 1% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 7 zł (581 Ft) | 637 Ft | - 9% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 110 zł (9,243 Ft) | 9,649 Ft | - 4% | |
Personal Care | - 26% | |||
Personal Care in Poland is 26% cheaper than in Hungary | ||||
Poland | Hungary | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 17 zł (1,398 Ft) | 3,052 Ft | - 54% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 31 zł (2,571 Ft) | 4,083 Ft | - 37% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | 164 zł (13,752 Ft) | 20,185 Ft | - 32% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | 22 zł (1,817 Ft) | 2,127 Ft | - 15% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 14 zł (1,189 Ft) | 1,115 Ft | + 7% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 14 zł (1,151 Ft) | 1,341 Ft | - 14% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 8 zł (668 Ft) | 1,134 Ft | - 41% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 12 zł (993 Ft) | 1,148 Ft | - 14% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 49 zł (4,092 Ft) | 4,563 Ft | - 10% | |
Entertainment | - 11% | |||
Entertainment in Poland is 11% cheaper than in Hungary | ||||
Poland | Hungary | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 101 zł (8,503 Ft) | 11,336 Ft | - 25% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 59 zł (4,974 Ft) | 4,970 Ft | + 0% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 252 zł (21,187 Ft) | 17,362 Ft | + 22% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 192 zł (16,094 Ft) | 16,644 Ft | - 3% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 28 zł (2,356 Ft) | 2,873 Ft | - 18% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 14 zł (1,185 Ft) | 940 Ft | + 26% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 12 zł (1,041 Ft) | 795 Ft | + 31% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | 2,897 zł (243,382 Ft) | 289,013 Ft | - 16% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.47 zł (40 Ft) | 35 Ft | + 13% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 152 zł (12,795 Ft) | 18,507 Ft | - 31% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | 18 zł (1,540 Ft) | 2,051 Ft | - 25% | |
TOTAL | + 3% |
These prices were last updated on October 03, 2023.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Poland is about the same as in Hungary
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