What is the Cost of Living in Poland for 2022?

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Cost of living in Poland

This post was most recently updated on October 19th, 2022

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.

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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.

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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)

Housing cost in Poland

Accommodation 
2 Bedroom Apartment (City)3,500 zł
1 Bedroom Apartment (City)2,550 zł
1 Room Sharing in City750 zł
2 Bedroom Apartment (Village)2,615 zł
1 Bedroom Apartment (Village)2,000 zł
1 Room Sharing in the Village600 zł

Transportation cost in Poland

Transportation cost in Poland

Transportation 
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

Groceries cost in Poland

Groceries 
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

Restaurants

Restaurant cost in Poland

Restaurant Cost 
Meal for 1 person35 - 70 zł
McMeal at McDonalds34 zł
Cappuccino/ Coffee14.57 zł
Coke/Pepsi4 zł
Imported Beer17 zł
Water bottle (1 liter)9 zł
Chicken Biryani 1 Plate40 zł
Spaghetti 1 plate20 zł
Chicken Mo:Mo 1 plate30 zł

Monthly Utilities cost in Poland

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 minute0.70 zł
SMS0.25 zł
Wi-Fi (20 Mbps)250 zł

Personal care items cost in Poland

Personal care items cost in Poland

Personal Care 
Gym Membership in City250 zł
Normal Haircut35 zł
Standard Haircut100 zł
Detergent (5 Kg)35 zł
Shampoo20 zł
Toothpaste10 zł
Dettol Soap7 zł
Deodorant12 zł
Toilet paper (1 normal roll)13 zł
Kitchen paper (1 normal roll)15 zł
Cold Medicine25 zł
1 box of antibiotics50 zł
1 box of 32 tampons30 zł
Sanitary Pads (12 pcs)11 zł

Entertainment and Sports

Entertainment items cost in Poland

Entertainment 
Ticket to a movie50 zł
Ticket to a Theater200 zł
Cocktail drink in Club55 zł
Tennis Court Rent 1 hour110 zł
Fitness Club 1 month100 - 250 zł

Clothing cost in Poland

Clothing cost in Poland

Clothing 
1 Pair of Jeans200 zł
Nike Shoes450 zł
Shirt75 zł
T-Shirt50 zł
Jacket200 zł
Normal Shoes100 zł
Gents Sandal55 zł
Ladies Sandal75 zł
Normal Slippers25 zł
Kitchen Shoes35 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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