Travel budget and cost of living in Poland how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 686* (2478 złoty)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1616* (5824 złoty)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 2547* (9170 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 40% less than 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
Siedlce 29% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Siedlce
Kalisz 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kalisz
Gdynia 22% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gdynia
Warsaw 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Warsaw
Elblag 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Elblag
Bydgoszcz 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bydgoszcz
Krakow (Cracow) 3% 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 49% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.2 to $ 8.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 9.7 to $ 17)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 4.2 to $ 5.6)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

43% 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 60% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 46/night
($ 23 to $ 121)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 20 to $ 336)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 30 to $ 2565)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 42 to $ 600)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 155/night
($ 83 to $ 702)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 15 to $ 192)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 76/month
($ 29 to $ 2164)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 110/month
($ 45 to $ 967)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 57/month
($ 24 to $ 523)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Poland

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

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.3/kg
($ 5 to $ 8.4)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 5)

51% 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: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 12)

26% 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 33% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 27/month
($ 24 to $ 32)

65% 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)

83% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.9
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 21/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 47)

48% 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...
$ 177/month
($ 108 to $ 267)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
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)
$ 510/month
($ 334 to $ 696)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 385/month
($ 251 to $ 556)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 826/month
($ 529 to $ 1250)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 635/month
($ 418 to $ 835)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 21 to $ 40)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 250/month
($ 162 to $ 418)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9027/yr
($ 3334 to $ 20830)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Poland

On average, budget for leisure activities in Poland costs 31% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.9/ticket
($ 5.6 to $ 8.4)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 8.4 to $ 21)

17% 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 costs 4% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.4/pack
($ 4.2 to $ 4.5)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 42 to $ 93)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 36
($ 23 to $ 51)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 76
($ 57 to $ 98)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 82
($ 57 to $ 112)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Warsaw
New York City → Warsaw
New York City → Warsaw
$ 805
(fair price: $ 664)
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
Toronto (Ontario) → Warsaw
$ 954
(fair price: $ 872)
Los Angeles → Warsaw
Los Angeles  → Warsaw
Los Angeles  → Warsaw
$ 1058
(fair price: $ 897)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
New York City → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 803
(fair price: $ 709)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
London → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 120
(fair price: $ 109)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
Edinburgh → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 213
(fair price: $ 185)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
Manchester → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 223
(fair price: $ 198)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
Dublin → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 190
(fair price: $ 167)
London → Warsaw
London → Warsaw
London → Warsaw
$ 144
(fair price: $ 132)
Edinburgh → Warsaw
Edinburgh → Warsaw
Edinburgh → Warsaw
$ 257
(fair price: $ 238)
Manchester → Warsaw
Manchester → Warsaw
Manchester → Warsaw
$ 238
(fair price: $ 222)
Dublin → Warsaw
Dublin → Warsaw
Dublin → Warsaw
$ 195
(fair price: $ 180)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
Toronto (Ontario) → Krakow (Cracow)
$ 906
(fair price: $ 839)

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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 11-03-2019.

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