Cost of living in Warsaw, Poland

Summary of cost of living in Warsaw

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,791 zł
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,881 zł
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is more expensive than in 64% of cities in Eastern Europe (9 out of 22)
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is cheaper than in 71% of cities in the World (169 out of 239)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 29 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 21 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.89 zł
12 eggs, large 11 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.37 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.95 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.39 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 30 zł
2 liters of coca-cola 5.68 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.11 zł
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,701 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,623 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 546 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,284 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,303 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 316 zł
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 43 zł
40” flat screen tv 1,494 zł
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 451 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 24 zł
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 305 zł
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 157 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 305 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 384 zł
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 82,376 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.06 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 106 zł
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 33 zł
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 17 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 31 zł
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 144 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 5.89 zł
Tube of toothpaste 8 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 57 zł
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 74 zł
2 tickets to the movies 60 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 211 zł
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 152 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11 zł
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,077 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.55 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 114 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 1,243 prices entered by 121 different people.
Latest price update: July 02, 2020

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Warsaw position in our World Ranking

the world
169th
out of 239
eastern europe
9th
out of 22

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

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2nd
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2nd
eastern europe
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eastern europe
3rd
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