Cost of living Warsaw




Polish money (PLN) is counted in złoty (zł) and grosz (gr): 100 groszy = 1 złoty. The coins are issued in 1gr, 2gr, 5gr, 10gr, 20gr, 50gr, 1zł, 2zł and 5zł. The bank notes are issued in 10zł, 20zł, 50zł, 100zł, and 200 zł.

milk: 2.20 PLN / litre
chicken: 8 - 10 PLN / kg
bread: 2 PLN / kg
eggs: 0.3 - 0.4 PLN / each
butter: 3 - 4 PLN / 250 g
rice: 3 - 4 PLN / 0.5 kg
cheese: 11 - 20 PLN / kg
potatoes: 1 PLN / kg
meat: 8 - 20 PLN / kg
fruit: 3 - 15 PLN / kg

Meals

Estimated cost – 400-500 PLN monthly
Lunch at a fast food restaurant – 10-15 PLN

Entertainment

Cinema – 12-22 PLN
Theatre – 20-45 PLN
Concerts – around 100 PLN
Clubs (entrance fee) – 10-15 PLN

City Transportation

30-day city card that allows travel on all means of transport – 33 PLN
90-day city card that allows travel on all means of transport – 83 PLN
Single ticket valid for one ride (bus, tram or underground): normal day-time price – 1,20 PLN
Single ticket valid for one ride (bus, tram or underground): night-time price – 2,40 PLN



Trips

Railway transport: e.g. Warsaw-Krakow, Warsaw-Gdansk, Warsaw-Wroclaw – return ticket 60-140 PLN depending on distance and type of train

Travellers should note that the cost of living in Warsaw has increased by 15% in the last year, making it the 35th most expensive capital city in the world, up from a ranking of 67th a year ago. Research has shown that Warsaw residents now pay more for everyday items and services than than people in Brussels or Berlin.

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