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Electricity / Gas cost in Poland

21 Aug 2017 #1
Hi. i'm asking about the electricity / gas charges in Wroclaw, could anyone give me an indicative monthly charge for a studio ? Not sure if it affects it, but the apartment is 45 sq metres. I know it is based on usage but i just want to get a ball park figure.

also can you please tell me how i can calculate the cost from these values for example i got for the month June these numbers :

Electricity :
15.8.1 : 1st of june : 002074 kWh ; last of june : 002098 kWh
15.8.2 : 1st of june : 004398 kWh ; last of june : 004431 kWh

and the Gas : 1st of june 0005914 m3 ; last of june : 0006175 m3

Thanks for your help
terri 1 | 1,663
21 Aug 2017 #2
Go to the suppliers who supply gas/electricity. On their websites, the cost per kWH is clearly stated. From the electricity readings it looks as if you are on day/night electricity as have 2 readings.

I've had a look at the gas/elec. that I pay for 57.5m2 in Krakow. Rates may vary.
As a general guide 10 units of gas are 54pln per month. Your gas usage for one month (especially June) is 261 units - this is to say the least far fetched and absolutely ridiculous.

Electricity 250 KwH is 170 pln (this is what I paid for 6 months). You have used 57 KwH for one month.
gumishu 13 | 6,134
22 Aug 2017 #3
know it is based on usage but i just want to get a ball park figure.

a kWh costs about 50 groszy total
12 Dec 2017 #4

How much could I expect to pay for electricity/gas?

Hi everyone,

I am looking for a place to stay in Krakow, and many apartments charges utilities (electricity,gas) based on consumption. I've seen a studio/kawalerka of 23m2 for 1500 + utilities I am really interested in, but I don't know quite honestly what could be the estimated cost.

Thanks in advance.
LongTermR 1 | 37
12 Dec 2017 #5
Around 1800 zl. Well 23 m2 square is 450 euro almost. Life seems like a nightmare in Poland with those prices
terri 1 | 1,663
12 Dec 2017 #6
Also ask the owner about 'czynsz' and water. Water should be on your own meter (otherwise you pay an estimated usage). Make sure you have a contract stating how much you pay each month and when. Make sure you read how many months notice you have to give them. Do not hand any money over to anyone without a written receipt stating who, when, what for and how much. Keep all your receipts. You will have to pay a month's deposit.

Make sure that before you move in you take hundreds of photographs of every minute area of the flat. Print those and both of you sign and date them on the back - this will serve as evidence of how the flat was before you moved in, just in case he does not want to give you your deposit back.
terri 1 | 1,663
12 Dec 2017 #7
Thought about this a bit more.
This is the most important thing - rather than pay anyone in cash, ask the owner for details of their bank account into which you can pay the monthly charge. That way you will have proof that you paid, when and to whom. If he insists on cash transactions, he is probably not declaring the income to the tax authorities and that is why it is important to have a signed contract. In an ideal situation I would also have 2 witnesses who would witness you signing the contract.
12 Dec 2017 #8
@terri Thank you so much for the advice. Actually on the price I included the "czynsz", and I would like to make the deal through an agency instead of an owner.

@LongTermR You mean 1500 + 1800 = 3300zl, or 1800zl considering rent and utilities? I hope it's the second.
johnny reb 47 | 7,049
1 Jan 2022 #10
The bills for Polish households gas will go up by 50 per cent on average January 1.
Someone has to pay for Green Energy.
Shower with a friend.

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