Cost of living in Warsaw, Poland

Summary of cost of living in Warsaw

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 14,993 zł
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 8,605 zł
  • Warsaw is the 4th most expensive city in Eastern Europe (4 out of 15)
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is cheaper than in 67% of cities in the World (115 out of 172)
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List of prices in Warsaw
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 40 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 29 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.83 zł
12 eggs, large 14 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 15 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.82 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.81 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.35 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 33 zł
2 liters of coca-cola 9 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.83 zł
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 7,652 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 5,095 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 866 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,317 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,189 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 473 zł
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 57 zł
40” flat screen tv 1,792 zł
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 455 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 42 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 37 zł
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 305 zł
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 153 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 360 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 421 zł
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 118,945 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 111 zł
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 36 zł
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 21 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28 zł
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 154 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.) 11 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 8 zł
Tube of toothpaste 10 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 70 zł
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 137 zł
2 tickets to the movies 58 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 259 zł
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 203 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 32 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 14 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15 zł
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,815 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.40 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 158 zł
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18 zł
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 384 prices entered by 72 different people.
Latest price update: May 20, 2024

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Warsaw position in our World Ranking

the world
115th
out of 172
eastern europe
4th
out of 15

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

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4th
eastern europe
1st
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1st
eastern europe
2nd
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2nd
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