Cost of living in Poland

Summary of cost of living in Poland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,980 zł
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,597 zł
  • Poland is the 4th cheapest country in Eastern Europe (10 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Poland is cheaper than in 90% of countries in the World (69 out of 77)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 32 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 23 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.65 zł
12 eggs, large 12 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 11 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 16 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.83 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.15 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.59 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 zł
2 liters of coca-cola 8 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.16 zł
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,023 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,448 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 542 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,562 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,087 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 436 zł
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 45 zł
40” flat screen tv 1,331 zł
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 422 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 26 zł
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 321 zł
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 154 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 295 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 320 zł
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 96,340 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 120 zł
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 17 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 44 zł
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 163 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 16 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.56 zł
Tube of toothpaste 9 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 46 zł
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 84 zł
2 tickets to the movies 48 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 143 zł
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 129 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11 zł
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,352 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.21 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 115 zł
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 17 zł

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Map of Cost of Living in Poland

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This map shows only the top cities in Poland. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Poland

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Warsaw 81
2nd Kraków 71
3rd Wrocław 71
4th Poznan 71
5th Toruń 62

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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  • Public transport in Łódź costs 82 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Łódź costs 7 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Łódź costs 50 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Łódź costs 300 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Łódź costs 2,000 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Łódź costs 2,500 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Łódź costs 500 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Łódź costs 4,300 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Łódź costs 5.30 zł (about 16 hours ago)
  • 500 g of bread in Łódź costs 3.50 zł (about 16 hours ago)

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