Cost Of Living In Poland
cost of living in Poland

Cost Of Living In Poland

Poland as an independent republic has quite a lot to offer it’s visitors. for instance, it has very reasonable prices , as well as rental fees , very delicious cuisine, tourists destinations and many other things that come in below. Your cost of living depend in part on the city you choose to live, but they are nearly equal and ranges from standard prices. Briefly, in this article I am going to introduce you how you could be able to live in Poland and then to conclude you whether is it worth or not.

Housing costs in Poland

Hereby, we should take into account two branch of housing in Poland. the first to rent a flat and the second to buy apartment. In order it to be clear I will represent you prices on the example of some cities of Poland.

Warsaw Real Estate Pricing

rent per month:

  1. Apartment (1 bedroom)in city center — 3,018.49 zł                    
  2. Apartment (1 bedroom) suburbs — 2,267.73 zł                                           
  3. Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city center — 5,230.78 zł                          
  4.  Apartments(3 bedrooms ) suburbs — 3,856.12 zł  

purchase apartment:

price for per Square meter to purchase in city center — 15,201.61 zł

price per Square meters to purchase apartments suburbs — 9,830.57 zł

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Utilities:                                                                                             

  1. monthly– basic (Electricity, Heating, cooling, water , garbage)—  667.93 zł
  2. local one min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff — 0.25  zł   
  3. internet — 55.76 zł
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Real estate pricing in Gdynia

rent per month:

  1. Apartment (1 bedroom)in city center — 2,027.78 zł                                   
  2. Apartment (1 bedroom) suburbs — 1,520.59 zł                                           
  3. Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city center — 4,115.38 zł                            
  4. Apartments(3 bedrooms) suburbs — 3,171.43 zł

purchase apartment:

price for per Square meter to purchase in city center — 11,864.40 zł

price per Square meters to purchase apartments suburbs — 6,642.81 zł

Utilities:                                                                                                           

  1. monthly– basic (Electricity, Heating, cooling, water , garbage)— 809.52 zł
  2. local one min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff —   0.21 zł 
  3. internet — 51.00 zł
cost of living in Gdynia, Poland
flat prices in Gdynia , poland

Apartment prices in Gdansk

rent per month:

  1. Apartment (1 bedroom)in city center –2,636.11 zł                                   
  2. Apartment (1 bedroom) suburbs — 1,994.74 zł                                          
  3. Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city center — 4,664.52 zł                           
  4. Apartments(3 bedrooms) suburbs — 3,390.32 zł

purchase apartment:

price per Square meter to purchase in city center — 14,196.88 zł 

price per Square meters to purchase apartments suburbs — 8,364.29 zł 

Utilities:                                                                                                           

  1. monthly– basic (Electricity, Heating, cooling, water , garbage)—  762.92 zł
  2. local one min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff —  0.29 zł
  3. internet — 57.44 zł
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Restaurants in Poland as in other countries has its native and nonnative dishes choice with reasonable prices, so below I represent you checklist of some restaurant menu and their prices, of course.

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Restaurant prices in Poland

  • Meal price in less expensive Restaurant –25.00 zł
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course — 120.00 zł
  • McMeal at McDonalds — 19.00 zł
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter)– 9.00 zł
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) — 10.00 zł
  • Cappuccino (regular) — 9.31 zł
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle) –3.73 zł
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)– 4.55 zł

Some of Polish dishes and their prices :

  • Beef steak with cheese sauce and potatoes 15,6 USD 
  • Traditional Polish chop with potatoes and salad 8,4 USD
  • Assorted Polish sausages with mustard and potatoes 6 USD
  • Flaki – beef stomachs soup 4,3 USD 
  • Red borsch with dumplings 3,6 USD 
  • Great pancake with goulash 7,9 USD 
  • Dumplings with cabbage and mushrooms 5,3 USD 
  • Salmon pancakes 8,4 USD 

Market prices in Poland

  • milk (1 liter)                         2.52 zł
  • loaf of fresh white bread  3.03 zł
  • rice (1 kg)                            3.51 zł
  • Eggs (12 dozen)                 7.75 zł
  • local cheese (1 kg)             23.87 zł
  • chicken fillets (1 kg)           16.56 zł
  • Beef round (1 kg)                34.32 zł
  • Apples (1 kg)                      3.12 zł
  • Banana (1 kg)                     4.51 zł
  • oranges (1 kg)                    4.87  zł
  • tomato (1 kg)                      6.05 zł
  • potato (1 kg)                       2.43 zł
  • onion (1 kg)                        2.87 zł
  • lettuce (1 head)                  3.27 zł
  • water   (1.5 liter)                 1.93 zł
  • Bottle of wine                     22.00 zł
  • domestic beer                     3.17 zł
  • imported beer                     4.56 zł
  • cigarettes                            16.50 zł
cost of living in Poland
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salaries and financing

  • Average monthly Net salary (after tax)        3,181.74 zł
  • mortgage interest Rate in percentage ,yearly , for 20 years fixed-rate – 4.48

transportation in Poland

  • one-way ticket (local transport) —  3.40 zł , half of fare for students
  • Monthly pass   — 100.00 zł
  • taxi start —-7.00 zł
  • taxi 1 km —-2.40 zł
  • taxi 1 hour waiting —35.50 zł
  •  gasoline — 1 liter— 5.04 zł

Summary about cost of living in Poland - Poland VS Germany/UK

Indices Difference 
Consumer Prices in Berlin are 57.29% higher than in Warsaw
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 52.63% higher than in Warsaw
Rent Prices in Berlin are 43.40% higher than in Warsaw
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 56.09% higher than in Warsaw
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 57.12% higher than in Warsaw
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 94.33% higher than in Warsaw
Indices Difference 
Consumer Prices in London are 93.45% higher than in Warsaw
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 125.22% higher than in Warsaw
Rent Prices in London are 188.05% higher than in Warsaw
Restaurant Prices in London are 146.80% higher than in Warsaw
Groceries Prices in London are 74.86% higher than in Warsaw
Local Purchasing Power in London is 67.42% higher than in Warsaw

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