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:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 862* (3276 złoty)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 58 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 6.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1693* (6426 złoty)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 2647* (10038 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 2020

Cost of living: Poland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Poland in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Warsaw
Gdynia 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gdynia
Siedlce 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Siedlce
Krakow (Cracow) 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Krakow
Kalisz 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kalisz
Wroclaw 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Wroclaw

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Local prices in Poland by expense type

Poland: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Poland costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.3/person
($ 4.1 to $ 9.6)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 11 to $ 22)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.5/person
($ 4.4 to $ 6.8)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Poland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Poland costs 57% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 51/night
($ 42 to $ 59)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 48/night
($ 35 to $ 67)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 49 to $ 101)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 95/night
($ 70 to $ 131)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 133 to $ 199)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 44/month
($ 33 to $ 61)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 78/month
($ 58 to $ 108)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 109/month
($ 78 to $ 153)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 58/month
($ 46 to $ 73)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 130/month
($ 94 to $ 186)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Poland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Poland costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.6/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 8.7)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.5/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 5.6)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.3/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 14)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Poland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Poland costs 38% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
($ 23 to $ 36)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.9
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 20/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 78)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Poland: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Poland costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 187/month
($ 116 to $ 291)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 15/month
($ 11 to $ 23)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 554/month
($ 355 to $ 873)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 429/month
($ 274 to $ 683)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 972/month
($ 655 to $ 1636)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 737/month
($ 506 to $ 1146)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 18 to $ 42)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 259/month
($ 164 to $ 410)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6738/yr
($ 3408 to $ 14720)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Poland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Poland costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.8/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 8.7)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 8.1 to $ 18)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Poland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Poland is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.4/pack
($ 4.1 to $ 4.9)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 81
($ 36 to $ 138)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 20 to $ 75)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 78
($ 55 to $ 110)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 93
($ 55 to $ 164)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Warsaw
New York City → Warsaw
New York City → Warsaw
$ 754
(fair price: $ 606)
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
$ 947
(fair price: $ 807)
Los Angeles → Warsaw
Los Angeles  → Warsaw
Los Angeles  → Warsaw
$ 999
(fair price: $ 778)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 758
(fair price: $ 585)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 200
(fair price: $ 170)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 130
(fair price: $ 115)
Edinburgh → Warsaw
Edinburgh → Warsaw
Edinburgh → Warsaw
$ 243
(fair price: $ 188)
Manchester → Warsaw
Manchester → Warsaw
Manchester → Warsaw
$ 225
(fair price: $ 182)
Dublin → Warsaw
Dublin → Warsaw
Dublin → Warsaw
$ 198
(fair price: $ 163)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 934
(fair price: $ 777)
Los Angeles → Krakow (Cracow)
Los Angeles  → Krakow (Cracow)
Los Angeles  → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 1051
(fair price: $ 783)
Sydney → Warsaw
Sydney → Warsaw
Sydney → Warsaw
$ 1283
(fair price: $ 1117)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 219
(fair price: $ 174)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 189
(fair price: $ 155)
London → Warsaw
London → Warsaw
London → Warsaw
$ 153
(fair price: $ 132)
Melbourne → Warsaw
Melbourne → Warsaw
Melbourne → Warsaw
$ 1269
(fair price: $ 1119)
Montreal → Warsaw
Montreal → Warsaw
Montreal → Warsaw
$ 970
(fair price: $ 807)
Perth → Warsaw
Perth → Warsaw
Perth → Warsaw
$ 1303
(fair price: $ 1139)
Montreal → Krakow (Cracow)
Montreal → Krakow (Cracow)
Montreal → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 998
(fair price: $ 780)
Auckland → Warsaw
Auckland → Warsaw
Auckland → Warsaw
$ 1565
(fair price: $ 1292)

Tours and organised trips in Poland


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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 14-03-2020.

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