Cost of living

Cost of living

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In spite of being a member of the European Union, Poland still has its own currency – złoty.
It consists of coins (1gr, 2gr, 5gr, 10gr, 20gr, 50gr, 1zł, 2zł, 5zł) and banknotes (10zł, 20zł, 50zł, 100zł, 200zł, 500zł). You’ll be surprised how wallet-friendly living in Poland can be.



Average prices:

bread: 2 PLN for white bread ($0,60), 5 PLN for whole-wheat bread ($1,50)
rice: 3,50 PLN for white rice ($1)
eggs (10): 9 PLN ($2,70)
whole chicken: 15 PLN ($4,5)
milk: 3 PLN ($0,90)
apples: 4 PLN/kg ($1,20/kg)
bananas: 5 PLN/kg ($1,50/kg)
water (1l bottle): 1,80 PLN ($0,60)
chocolate bar: 3,5 PLN ($1)
food at diner: 25 PLN ($7)
public transport tickets: 3,40 or 4,40 PLN ($1 or $1,30)
30-day season ticket: 110 PLN ($30)
taxi: 2 PLN/km ($0,5/km) + 6,50 for taxi start ($2)

dormitory (offered by the UFM):
• single room: 900 PLN ($270/€220)
• double room: 800 PLN ($240/€190)
• triple room: 650 PLN ($200/€160)
two-room apartment: 2500 PLN ($750)