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How much does it cost to live in poland?


mochadot18 14 | 241
21 Jul 2012 #1
Im 19 and am thinking about living in Poland next summer. I was just wondering how much does it cost to live in Poland. How much is an apartment and food. Would it be better to try and live with some family friends?
pawian 163 | 10,429
21 Jul 2012 #2
How much is an apartment

Renting a 2 room apartment in Jarosław, southern Poland:

600 PLN plus utilities = about 200 euros.
jaroslaw.nieruchomosci-online.pl/mieszkania,wynajem/1045800.html

and food.

Bread costs 2.5 PLN per 0.5 kg = 0.60 euro

Milk - 2 PLN per 1 litre - 0.5 euro

Poland is cheap.
scottie1113 7 | 898
21 Jul 2012 #3
True, unless you live here and a Polish salary.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
22 Jul 2012 #4
I was just wondering how much does it cost to live in Poland.

food - min 6$ per day, room (tenancy) - 150$ pcm, flat (tenancy) - 470$ pcm
rent - 75$ pcm, electricity - 15$ pcm, internet 12Mbit\s -15$ pcm,
dentist - 45$, doctor - 30$
petrol 1.65$ per litre :/

electrician - 10$ per hour, electrician (emergency call) - 21$ per hour ;)
teflcat 5 | 1,032
22 Jul 2012 #5
Poland is cheap.

I have enough money to last the rest of my life...
as long as I don't buy anything. I thing Jackie Mason said that.
OP mochadot18 14 | 241
22 Jul 2012 #6
What is a polish salary how much does a minimum wage job make?
pawian 163 | 10,429
22 Jul 2012 #7
Olsztyn, why do you mislead guys with your inaccurate prices?
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
22 Jul 2012 #8
with your inaccurate prices?

example please

how much does a minimum wage job make?

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Płaca_minimalna
net wage 2012

1116zl / 3.39 = 329$ pcm
aniaa - | 7
22 Jul 2012 #9
When it comes about the price of the flat, it depends from the place (big, small city, village), , hence maybe the difference between costs given by olsztyn and pawian

In the city one room flat (kawalerka) will cost you 1000-...zł + media (electricity etc.)
2 room flat: 1200-1400zł + bills

you can have a look at the prices at the gumtree :warszawa.gumtree (choose, which region you are interested in (Mazowieckie/Warszawa - zmień (change) ) and then go to nieruchomości - dom/mieszkanie do wynajęcia (real estates - house/flat for rent)

You will see, that the prices differ

The prices of food. clothes will be similar in all regions.

It depends what your life style is. If you cook at home, you can save some money. If you decide to eat out, the price of the dinner is around 15-25zł (it differs what you order, though :) ) But I think, that daily price for food will be around 25-40zł (750-1200zł per month)

I think, that if you have 3000-4000zł/month you can live on a good life evel.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jul 2012 #10
In Wroclaw, 1200PLN plus bills and apartment block service or monthly charges is the minimum really. Most of them are 1500PLN plus those other costs.

Bread - Tesco do some special deals of around 1PLN for a white loaf. However, that is just a promotional thing and more generally a decent loaf of bread will cost nearer to 3PLN to 4PLN or above. Very ordinary white bread 2PLN to 2.50PLN, yes, not too difficult to find at that price.

Milk - plastic bag refills of milk are 1.80PLN to 2PLN, but more generally milk is around the 2.5 to 3PLN mark. The better filtered milk 3.5PLN for a litre.

A kilo of peaches is 5PLN to 8PLN. For large ones, I paid 7.50PLN per kilo in the market yesterday. Produce is cheapest in season of course. Apples are around 4 to 5PLN a kilo right now. In the next month or so they will probably be 3PLN a kilo.

Clothes, electricals, cars, medicines - not so cheap. Fuel and utilities ditto. I think these are the same price or higher than the UK.
OP mochadot18 14 | 241
22 Jul 2012 #11
How much to live in Krakow?? That is where I will probably stay
aniaa - | 7
22 Jul 2012 #12
Here is the accommodation offer from Kraków: The prices of flat, depend on how big flat you want to rent. Here the prices differ as well due to the location of the flat.

You can as well try to share the flat, renting a room in students flat, it will reduce the costs of renting. I don't know Karków well, but still when it comes to the prices of clothes, food, services I think they are the same as the other cities.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,897
22 Jul 2012 #13
Guys, consider that she's 19 and won't have 3000-4000zl a month to play around with.

She'll be sharing a flat - so more realistic is 400-500PLN.

Very ordinary white bread 2PLN to 2.50PLN, yes, not too difficult to find at that price.

Easily found at that price :)

but more generally milk is around the 2.5 to 3PLN mark. The better filtered milk 3.5PLN for a litre.

Normal, bog standard milk in a supermarket (without any marketing gimmicks) is about 2PLN.

Produce is cheapest in season of course. Apples are around 4 to 5PLN a kilo right now. In the next month or so they will probably be 3PLN a kilo.

Indeed. The price of cherries right now is just flabbergasting - I saw exactly the same thing in Germany for 5 euro/kilo!
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jul 2012 #14
Normal, bog standard milk in a supermarket (without any marketing gimmicks) is about 2PLN.

In Kaufland, Biedronka and probably Lidl, 2% fat is probably about 2ZL or 1.99zl. Elsewhere, nearer to 2.50zl for a litre. Typical local supermarket, definitely north of 2zl for a bottle of 3.2% milk, probably 2.30zl to 2.50zl at the majority of places.
pawian 163 | 10,429
22 Jul 2012 #15
Very funny: Are you obsessed milk drinkers?
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jul 2012 #16
Are you obsessed milk drinkers?

Er, nope we're not, Pawian, but British people drink tea (and coffee) with milk, remember?
Yes we're not all milkshake freaks or incessantly churning out our own home made yogurt to rival Jana's or Zott's! :o)
Wroclaw Boy
22 Jul 2012 #17
Who drink that 2% milk stuff anyway?
pip 10 | 1,661
22 Jul 2012 #18
my kids drink 2% and I have it in my morning coffee. I bought a litre today for 2.79
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jul 2012 #19
Who drink that 2% milk stuff anyway?

I might get hunted down and shot by the dairy people, but I would have thought that you have to add more to your tea or coffee if the fat content is lower, so you end up using more of the milk to get the same whitening effect, and get through the milk quicker. I would think the 2% is only of use for making milkshakes or hot chocolate etc. I could be wrong of course, but that's how it seems to me.
Wroclaw Boy
22 Jul 2012 #20
Diet coke - yeah why not, cutting out fat for diets sure, 2% milk - thats just ridiculous. For the amount of fat that youre saving the body and the difference proper diet can make its just madness IMO.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
22 Jul 2012 #21
Who drink that 2% milk stuff anyway?

i do. biedronka has stopped selling 3.2
Wroclaw Boy
22 Jul 2012 #22
really, that was a massive seller for them. It is simlar in the UK, green top 2% milk gets twice as much space as the blue tops. Its funny watching all the fat people grabbing their green topped milk thinking ohh yeah thats right - im healthy.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
22 Jul 2012 #23
i do. biedronka has stopped selling 3.2

32

Carrefour 2.70zl

mniam
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
22 Jul 2012 #24
i should make it clear. there are cartons of 3.2 but i won't ever touch it.

in the fridge there is only 2.0%
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
22 Jul 2012 #25
When I was in Poland a few weeks ago, I spent about 50 PLN on food and drink, and that was for five days. So, about £2.00 GBP a day. Bought everything at Carrefour.

If I had managed to stay at the apartment I had planned to (long story) and didn't have to stay in a hotel at short notice, I would have spent even less, as I would have done some cooking.
OP mochadot18 14 | 241
22 Jul 2012 #26
I know prob a funny question but does Polish 2% milk taste the same as U.S 2% milk??
peterweg 36 | 2,316
23 Jul 2012 #27
really, that was a massive seller for them. It is simlar in the UK, green top 2% milk gets twice as much space as the blue tops. Its funny watching all the fat people grabbing their green topped milk thinking ohh yeah thats right - im healthy.

In one litre, 1.2% fat is 12grams, about 25% of the recommended daily fat intake and 50% of the saturated fat intake.

I say its a big difference.

but does Polish 2% milk taste the same as U.S 2% milk??

Probably not. I remeber thinking American milk tastes funny. So you may think the same with Polish Milk, there is a lot that can affect the taste.
Wroclaw Boy
23 Jul 2012 #28
Who drinks a litre of milk in a day, or even half a litre? the most milk i usually have is with cornflakes and i dont eat them very often anyway. For me its the same category for people who dont take sugar in tea but then go and order a cheeseburger.

biedronka has stopped selling 3.2

I dont believe that, can anybody else clarify? Thats like a bread shop that stopped selling doughnuts.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
23 Jul 2012 #29
I dont believe that, can anybody else clarify? Thats like a bread shop that stopped selling doughnuts.

I confirm the branches I know of now only have a small section of milk and it's just the 2% (which I presume is semi-skimmed) in plastic bottles with orange or yellow caps. There is not any other fresh milk for sale in the branches when last I checked. I also give their natural set yogurt a miss.
Wroclaw Boy
23 Jul 2012 #30
I confirm the branches I know of now only have a small section of milk and it's just the 2%

I'm thinking UHT the cartoned product, thats what i always bought, not neccesairly form Biedronka though. £aciate was the best i think.


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