Cost of living in Warsaw, Poland

Summary of cost of living in Warsaw

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,092 zł
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,249 zł
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is more expensive than in 71% of cities in Eastern Europe (6 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Warsaw is cheaper than in 69% of cities in the World (137 out of 200)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 32 zł
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 21 zł
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 zł
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.17 zł
12 eggs, large 10 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 zł
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.58 zł
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.24 zł
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.45 zł
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 30 zł
2 liters of coca-cola 6 zł
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.26 zł
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,066 zł
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,848 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 3,579 zł
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,345 zł
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 515 zł
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 51 zł
40” flat screen tv 1,856 zł
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 387 zł
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 zł
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22 zł
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 275 zł
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 181 zł
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 313 zł
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 361 zł
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 85,215 zł
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.65 zł
Monthly ticket public transport 108 zł
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 32 zł
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 15 zł
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28 zł
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 140 zł
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 14 zł
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10 zł
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13 zł
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 zł
Tube of toothpaste 8 zł
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 56 zł
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 80 zł
2 tickets to the movies 60 zł
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 199 zł
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 147 zł
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 zł
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11 zł
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12 zł
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,070 zł
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.42 zł
1 month of gym membership in business district 106 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 710 prices entered by 90 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2021

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Warsaw position in our World Ranking

the world
137th
out of 200
eastern europe
6th
out of 17

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