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Ideal amount of PLN for a week holiday (Krakow, Warsaw, Salt Mines, Auschwitz, etc)


delboy82 2 | 3
25 Mar 2011 #1
Travelling to Krakow for a week in June. Planning on visiting the Salt Mines, Auschwitz etc and also a quick trip to/from Warsaw.

Got about 2000PLN put by for it. Flights and hotel all paid. Wonder if thats enough for a comfortable time in Poland or should I take more with me? Don't want to exchange too much into PLN in case I have a lot to change back to UK money cos you lose out a bit?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
25 Mar 2011 #2
It depends on what you spend your money on but you should be fine with 2000pln for a week.
If you need more use your bank card, they give good national rates although the "Kontors" (Bureau de change) outlets usually give the best rates.

Best of luck!
BBman - | 344
25 Mar 2011 #3
Don't want to exchange too much into PLN in case I have a lot to change back to UK money cos you lose out a bit?

Talk to your bank to see if they will waive the fees associated with withdrawing money from foreign ATMs. My bank here in canada usually does this for me when I travel to Poland. It's very convenient.

2000PLN

You should be ok with 2k, but it really depends on what else you're planning on doing. Are you renting a car? Shopping? Group tours/trips? Do you like to spend lavishly? :)

Hard to say, everyone is different. It's easy to spend money!
OP delboy82 2 | 3
27 Mar 2011 #4
You should be ok with 2k, but it really depends on what else you're planning on doing. Are you renting a car? Shopping? Group tours/trips? Do you like to spend lavishly? :)Hard to say, everyone is different. It's easy to spend money!

Not renting a car. Planning on trip to Warsaw (train), Auschwitz and Salt Mines as well as any other tours of the city, plus some sightseeing. Oh, and a purchase or two from the Hard Rock Cafe!!

We do spend, but not too lavishly...decent food and drink throughout.
Gordo
11 Dec 2011 #5
Well it has been ten years, but last time I was in Poland a loaf of bread cost 25 cents American, a pint was about 75 cents, kilo of bacon (not US style, just pure meat) was about $1.50, train ride from Gdansk to Warszawa was about $10. Never once ate at a restaurant because everyone I met invited me for dinner lol. 2,000 should be more than enough for a week. Spend 99.99 ($20 US) on a new Legia jersey and mail it to me, ok? lol. Great folks in Poland, man, you will love it.
terri 1 | 1,665
11 Dec 2011 #6
Things have changed a lot in the last 10 years. You will find that some things are dearer in Poland than in the US. Few weeks ago - bread over 3PLN, beer 10PLN and that's just for starters.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
11 Dec 2011 #7
Few weeks ago - bread over 3PLN, beer 10PLN

Where? :/

Bread is 1.80zl in my local bakeries, beer - 9zl for the local microbrewery bar. Normally 5-8zl.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
11 Dec 2011 #8
5.30 per kg for one type of bread here. Another type is 4.80 per half kilo, scandalous!
johnny reb 28 | 5,073
1 Jun 2020 #9
Planning on visiting the Salt Mines,

I found this a short informative write up on the Salt Mines for anyone that may be interested.
msn.com/en-us/travel/travel-photos/inside-an-ancient-polish-salt-mine-that-has-underground-lakes-fully-carved-chapels-and-chandeliers-made-of-salt/ss-BB14PrMW?li=BBnbklE


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