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Things getting cheaper in Poland?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467    
21 Apr 2015  #1
There is talk about deflation, but in your daily life and shopping trips can you actually feel you are spending less money on necessities than previously ? Could you venture a percentage compared to, let's say, a year ago?
tatao    
22 Apr 2015  #2
a toilet cost me 120 a year ago and now its 230
deflation is in the bank where I use to get 5% now 3% :(

lol
jon357 64 | 14,382    
22 Apr 2015  #3
No noticeable deflation but also only a few price increases over the past couple of years. A basket of groceries is still cheap.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467    
22 Apr 2015  #4
But is it cheaper than say a year, two years ago?
jon357 64 | 14,382    
22 Apr 2015  #5
No difference, but I do notice more special offers in supermarkets whatever that indicates.
Roger5 1 | 1,463    
23 Apr 2015  #6
But is it cheaper than say a year, two years ago?

I'd say a little cheaper, but that's just a feeling. Someone who buys the same basket of groceries every week would have a better idea. There are more temptations in terms of what used to be seen as luxury items, but as Jon says (and perhaps because of greater choice), there is more discounted stuff on offer. I am happy to report that the prices of essentials like wine and beer are steady. Prices at the pump have also stabilised, and LPG is really cheap now (under 2 PLN the last time I noticed). Perhaps I'm wrong, but the cost of good shoes and clothes seems to have risen.


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