Travel budget in Poland

Poland: calculate your travel budget

Poland: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Poland for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 818* (2912 złoty)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • $ 7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1642* (5852 złoty)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 2588* (9212 złoty)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Poland in 2019

Cost of living: Poland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Poland in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Poland in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Poland by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Poland compared to the national average.

Cities /Poland View Details
Warsaw 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Warsaw
Gdynia 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gdynia
Kalisz 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kalisz
Siedlce 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Siedlce
Wroclaw 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Wroclaw
Bydgoszcz 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bydgoszcz
Krakow (Cracow) 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Krakow (Cracow)

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Local prices in Poland by expense type

Restaurant budget in Poland

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Poland costs 48% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.2 to $ 8.5)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 15/person
($ 10.5 to $ 17)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 4.2 to $ 5.9)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Poland

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Poland costs 56% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 49/night
($ 42 to $ 57)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 35 to $ 61)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 48 to $ 102)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 70 to $ 130)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 156/night
($ 128 to $ 199)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 32 to $ 58)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 75/month
($ 55 to $ 107)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 110/month
($ 77 to $ 161)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 58/month
($ 45 to $ 76)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 214
Family room
Family room
$ 128/month
($ 93 to $ 185)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Poland

On average, the price of supermarket food in Poland costs 55% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.5/kg
($ 5 to $ 8.5)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 5)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.2/kg
($ 6.2 to $ 13)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Poland

On average, the price of transport in Poland costs 34% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
($ 23 to $ 32)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

82% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 20/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 57)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Poland

On average, the cost of housing in Poland costs 50% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 182/month
($ 109 to $ 269)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 15/month
($ 12 to $ 21)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 524/month
($ 339 to $ 703)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 403/month
($ 254 to $ 563)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 856/month
($ 563 to $ 1406)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 659/month
($ 451 to $ 928)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 30/month
($ 21 to $ 40)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 250/month
($ 156 to $ 422)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8981/yr
($ 3511 to $ 21064)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Poland

On average, budget for leisure activities in Poland costs 31% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7/ticket
($ 5.6 to $ 8.5)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 8.1 to $ 21)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Poland

On average, shopping budget in Poland is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 4.2 to $ 4.7)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 75
($ 44 to $ 100)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 23 to $ 58)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 77
($ 58 to $ 100)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 58 to $ 114)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Warsaw
New York City → Warsaw
New York City → Warsaw
$ 754
(fair price: $ 645)
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
$ 947
(fair price: $ 855)
Los Angeles → Warsaw
Los Angeles  → Warsaw
Los Angeles  → Warsaw
$ 999
(fair price: $ 843)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 758
(fair price: $ 646)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 200
(fair price: $ 176)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 130
(fair price: $ 115)
Edinburgh → Warsaw
Edinburgh → Warsaw
Edinburgh → Warsaw
$ 243
(fair price: $ 223)
Manchester → Warsaw
Manchester → Warsaw
Manchester → Warsaw
$ 225
(fair price: $ 204)
Dublin → Warsaw
Dublin → Warsaw
Dublin → Warsaw
$ 198
(fair price: $ 177)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 934
(fair price: $ 852)
Los Angeles → Krakow (Cracow)
Los Angeles  → Krakow (Cracow)
Los Angeles  → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 1051
(fair price: $ 880)
Sydney → Warsaw
Sydney → Warsaw
Sydney → Warsaw
$ 1283
(fair price: $ 1163)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 219
(fair price: $ 188)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 189
(fair price: $ 162)
London → Warsaw
London → Warsaw
London → Warsaw
$ 153
(fair price: $ 136)
Melbourne → Warsaw
Melbourne → Warsaw
Melbourne → Warsaw
$ 1269
(fair price: $ 1139)
Montreal → Warsaw
Montreal → Warsaw
Montreal → Warsaw
$ 970
(fair price: $ 870)
Perth → Warsaw
Perth → Warsaw
Perth → Warsaw
$ 1303
(fair price: $ 1143)
Montreal → Krakow (Cracow)
Montreal → Krakow (Cracow)
Montreal → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 998
(fair price: $ 893)
Auckland → Warsaw
Auckland → Warsaw
Auckland → Warsaw
$ 1565
(fair price: $ 1395)

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About the information on the cost of living in Poland

The information about the cost of living in Poland shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Poland updated on 20-07-2019.

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