This post was most recently updated on January 6th, 2023
Living cost in Poland is a bit cheaper compared to most European countries. I have lived in Poland for 3+ years and I absolutely love it here. I have singly lived in a fancy 1-bedroom apartment and I have also lived in a room with 3 other roommates. I have bought stuff from expensive supermarkets, and I have bought stuff from a local shop. I believe I have experienced the inside-out of living in Poland.
Hey everyone, welcome to Europetutor.com. My name is Aashish and today I am going to share with you my experience regarding the cost of living in Poland. I suggest you read the article till the end to have a better understanding of this mesmerizing country.
Is Poland expensive to live in?
It all depends on how much money you make. If you earn somewhere between 6,000 Złoty to 15,000 Złoty, you won’t find it expensive at all, but if you only make 2,900/3,300 Złoty, you might find Poland expensive. Usually, people make around 3,000 Złoty a month in Poland if they work for 8-10 hours a day.
How much do you need to live comfortably in Poland?
You need somewhere around 6,000 Złoty per month to live comfortably in Poland. You can rent a nice 1-bedroom apartment, eat 3 times a day, have a better internet connection, and pay for water and electricity bills with that much money. Generally, 2,900 Złoty a month would be enough to live decently in Poland where you would be sharing a room with someone but to live comfortably in Poland, you would need more money than that.
How much does an Apartment cost in Poland?
3 Bedroom apartment in the city area in Poland costs you around 5,000 Złoty and in the village area, it costs around 3,500 Złoty. If you want to share the apartment with your friends, you will have to pay around 1200 Złoty per month per room for a 3-bedroom apartment in the city area in Poland. In the village area, you have to pay around 500 Złoty for a sharing room.
How much does a meal cost in Poland?
1-time meal for 1 person costs around 30 Złoty to 100 Złoty in Poland. Meal cost in Poland depends upon your spending habits. For some people, 25 Złoty is enough, but for some 150 Złoty also isn’t enough. So, it totally depends on you. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner in Poland.
Is it cheaper to rent or buy in Poland?
It depends upon what you are buying or renting and for how long. If you are talking about a house, it’s definitely cheaper to rent it rather than buy it. The scenario is different for a car. Long-term renting a car costs you more money than buying it. However, while renting you don’t have to pay for its servicing and other hidden fees in Poland.
Housing cost in Poland (Monthly)
|2 Bedroom Apartment (City)||3,500 zł|
|1 Bedroom Apartment (City)||2,550 zł|
|1 Room Sharing in City||750 zł|
|2 Bedroom Apartment (Village)||2,615 zł|
|1 Bedroom Apartment (Village)||2,000 zł|
|1 Room Sharing in the Village||600 zł|
Transportation cost in Poland
|Public Bus (Monthly Pass)||180 zł|
|Public Bus (1-way inside the city)||9.75 zł|
|Public Bus (2-way inside the city)||15 zł|
|Taxi (upon booking)||25 zł|
|Taxi 1 km (Normal Tariff)||5.50 zł|
|Fuel/Gas (1 liter)||6.55 zł|
Groceries cost in Poland
|Bread (1 kg)||5 zł|
|Basmati Rice (20 kg)||80 zł|
|Potato (1 kg)||4.86 zł|
|Tomato (1 Kg)||7 zł|
|Onion (1 Kg)||5 zł|
|Water bottle (1 liter)||7 zł|
|Milk (1 liter)||7 zł|
|Chicken (1 Kg)||11 zł|
|Beef (1 kg)||22 zł|
|Eggs (30 Pieces)||18 zł|
|Apples (1 kg)||10 zł|
|Banana (1 kg)||7 zł|
|Orange (1 kg)||7 zł|
|Strawberry (1 Kg)||8.5 zł|
|Lettuce (1 head)||3 zł|
|Wine (Mid-Range)||41 zł|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liters)||30 zł|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||25 zł|
|Local Cheese (1kg)||40 zł|
|Meal for 1 person||35 - 70 zł|
|McMeal at McDonalds||34 zł|
|Cappuccino/ Coffee||14.57 zł|
|Imported Beer||17 zł|
|Water bottle (1 liter)||9 zł|
|Chicken Biryani 1 Plate||40 zł|
|Spaghetti 1 plate||20 zł|
|Chicken Mo:Mo 1 plate||30 zł|
Monthly Utilities cost in Poland
|Utilities Bill per month|
|Electricity (3 bedroom flat)||350 - 700 zł|
|Water Bill (3 bedroom flat)||330 zł|
|Phone call per minute||0.70 zł|
|Wi-Fi (20 Mbps)||250 zł|
Personal care items cost in Poland
|Gym Membership in City||250 zł|
|Normal Haircut||35 zł|
|Standard Haircut||100 zł|
|Detergent (5 Kg)||35 zł|
|Dettol Soap||7 zł|
|Toilet paper (1 normal roll)||13 zł|
|Kitchen paper (1 normal roll)||15 zł|
|Cold Medicine||25 zł|
|1 box of antibiotics||50 zł|
|1 box of 32 tampons||30 zł|
|Sanitary Pads (12 pcs)||11 zł|
Entertainment and Sports
|Ticket to a movie||50 zł|
|Ticket to a Theater||200 zł|
|Cocktail drink in Club||55 zł|
|Tennis Court Rent 1 hour||110 zł|
|Fitness Club 1 month||100 - 250 zł|
Clothing cost in Poland
|1 Pair of Jeans||200 zł|
|Nike Shoes||450 zł|
|Normal Shoes||100 zł|
|Gents Sandal||55 zł|
|Ladies Sandal||75 zł|
|Normal Slippers||25 zł|
|Kitchen Shoes||35 zł|
Here are some more questions and answers about Living cost in Poland.
Is it cheaper to live in Poland or Spain?
Living in Spain is more expensive than living in Poland. Spain uses Euro as its official currency whereas Poland uses Polish Złoty as its official currency. Housing costs more in Spain than in Poland. You can get a decent 1-bedroom apartment in Poland for 2,000 zł, whereas you will be needing somewhere between 2,500-4000 zł to find a nice flat in Spain. The food and basic utility bills are also cheaper in Poland compared to Spain.
Is it cheaper to live in Poland or the USA?
The cost of living in Poland is 46% cheaper than in the USA. The USA is more expensive than Poland. You can find a one-bedroom apartment for 2,000 zł in Poland whereas you will need around 3,400 zł for the same kind of apartment in the USA. Utility bills in Poland are cheaper compared to the USA. Food and Grocery items are also cheaper in Poland compared to the USA.
Is it better to live in Poland or the Czech Republic?
The majority of expats prefer living in Poland compared to the Czech Republic. As compared to the Czech Republic, Poland is 17% cheaper. You can find a one-bedroom apartment for 2,100 zł in Poland whereas you will need around 2,600 zł for the same kind of apartment in the Czech Republic. Food and Grocery items are also cheaper in Poland compared to the Czech Republic.
Is it better to live in Poland or the UK?
I have been to the UK and I have been living in Poland. For many reasons, I prefer to live in Poland. Living cost in Poland is cheaper than in the UK. Poland uses Polish Złoty as its official currency whereas the UK uses Pound Sterling as its official currency. Rent, medicine, groceries, and basic utilities are cheaper in Poland compared to the UK. The good I have found good about the UK is that you won’t have any communication problems if you know English. People in Poland don’t speak much English.
Is it cheaper to live in Poland or Germany?
Poland and Germany are neighboring countries. Living in Poland is cheaper compared to Germany. However, the standard of living in Germany is better than in Poland. You can find a one-bedroom apartment for 2,000 zł in Poland whereas you will need around 3,500 zł for the same kind of apartment in Germany. Utility bills in Poland are cheaper compared to Germany. Food and Grocery items are also cheaper in Poland compared to Germany.
Is Poland cheaper than India?
In many aspects, India is much cheaper than Poland. The rent in India is cheaper, groceries items in India are cheaper and the clothing items are cheaper in India compared to Poland. You can find a one-bedroom apartment for 1,300 zł in India whereas you will need around 2,000 zł for the same kind of apartment in Poland.
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