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How expensive is it to live in Poland in one week?


inka622 4 | 26
24 Nov 2011 #1
Could someone please tell me, is 100 Zloty sufficient to live for a week in poland. I dont think accommodation is a factor, But all meals, travel to and from school each day, maybe some socialising. Would 100 Zł cover the cost???
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
24 Nov 2011 #2
It depends how you live. 300 should do it, 500 better. 100 would be very, very tight.
OP inka622 4 | 26
24 Nov 2011 #3
Thank you very much, that is what I thought. I appreciate you answering.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
24 Nov 2011 #4
100 Zloty = 22Euro

20zł per day is minimum
Wroclaw_666 1 | 47
24 Nov 2011 #5
If you don't want to drink beer, eat pizza, go to the cinema... then 100 pln can be sufficient :)

7 days for 100 pln... 14,27pln per a day :) I can't imagine it...
Seanus 15 | 19,706
24 Nov 2011 #6
250PLN should do it.
Englishpoznan 4 | 102
24 Nov 2011 #7
Could you break that down because I don't think that is enough.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
24 Nov 2011 #8
If 250PLN isn't enough, then many Poles are in serious trouble after paying off their various expenses that the OP didn't refer to.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
24 Nov 2011 #9
250 should just about see you through. But also depends where you are going to live.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
24 Nov 2011 #10
Exactly! In a bigger city, well, it's gonna be tight but it'd be enough here.
Englishpoznan 4 | 102
24 Nov 2011 #11
250zl a week is 35zl per day, after you take away money for public transport, phone credit, toiletries, clothes and other expenses that pop up how is this enough? And that doesn't even include food or socialising which the op asked about.
milky 13 | 1,657
24 Nov 2011 #12
Don't buy petrol.
southern 75 | 7,096
24 Nov 2011 #14
Could someone please tell me, is 100 Zloty sufficient to live for a week in poland.

Only if you get the Polki road.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
25 Nov 2011 #15
after you take away money for public transport, phone credit, toiletries, clothes and other expenses that pop up how is this enough?

Quite easily, you dont buy all those products every day do you?

And that doesn't even include food or socialising which the op asked about.

100pln a week is far enough for food and shopping.
Englishpoznan 4 | 102
25 Nov 2011 #16
Quite easily, you dont buy all those products every day do you?

No but you have to buy most of them at least mothly.

100pln a week is far enough for food and shopping.

Do you still live in Poland? Things are getting more expensive here all the time. 100zl a week is about 14zl a day please break that down into buying food and socialising.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
25 Nov 2011 #17
No I live in Scotland, but I spent a holiday in Krakow last week. I spent every night out and still it only cost me at most 500pln. If anything it's a lot cheaper in Krk these days.
Englishpoznan 4 | 102
25 Nov 2011 #18
cost me at most 500pln

Yes but that is about 35zl per day and as you were on holiday you didn't have all the day to day expenses that someone who lives here would have. Please explain in deatail how 14zl per day would be enough for someone to live.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
25 Nov 2011 #19
Please explain in deatail how 14zl per day would be enough for someone to live.

Easy, shop at markets, dont shop by the day but shop for what u need for the month. Cook ur food and freeze it. How do you think ppl who earn 700-800 a month live? I've managed to live on a food budget of 300pln a month quite easily.

as you were on holiday you didn't have all the day to day expenses that someone who lives here would have.

I had the exact if not more expenses while on holiday. You dont find the average Pole going to pubs and cafes every day.
strzyga 2 | 993
25 Nov 2011 #20
Could someone please tell me, is 100 Zloty sufficient to live for a week in poland.

Are you talking about coming here just for a week or a week of regular living?
In the first case, yes, if you don't eat out but buy groceries and prepare your own meals. Then it's possible. But no socialising, unless it's one beer or so.

If it's about all expenses of everyday living, then no,it's not enough, even excluding the bills.
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
25 Nov 2011 #21
Don't forget about topping your phone up (and if the OP is a foreigner, she may want to send texts abroad, emails at a cybercafe), buying stuff like coffee, the odd meal out etc. Plus, if she's only in Warsaw for a while she'll have to get weekly (32zl) tickets rather than monthly.

Plus getting her hair done, buying the things that women need to buy each month, some make-up etc, maybe something to read like a book or magazine too. And perhaps the occasional taxi home.
PeterWeg03
25 Nov 2011 #22
Unless the OP specifies what he is going to spend it on, the question is meaningless.

Students live on 500 pln per month in Krakow.
strzyga 2 | 993
25 Nov 2011 #23
Students live on 500 pln per month in Krakow.

Students are a special breed, able to survive on 2 packets of instant noodles or 2 beers a day and without many goods most people deem necessary. They have some discounts, help each other out and some of them have parents who support them if not with extra money then with extra food. Anyway, with 500 zł a month you're just able to survive if you know some useful tricks.
agapokahontas
7 Jan 2013 #24
Cost of cafe Late in Warsaw, Krakow,Poznan, is about 8-12 pln, Poland is getting v expensive,and i find to live cheaper in Britain, 100 is not enough, unless You want to drink water and eat bread.
cms 9 | 1,271
7 Jan 2013 #25
Cafe latte is indeed very expensive in Poland. On Friday I had a disgusting coffee in horrible surrounds at Poznan station - concrete floor, cold uncomfy seats - and this was in a newly built Starbucks ! Is it really a step up from the 90s when you could get a disgusting cup of po turecku for 1 zloty ?
weg04
7 Jan 2013 #26
You define the cost of living by the price of a fancy french drink?
God save us from these idiots
Maybe 12 | 409
7 Jan 2013 #27
fancy french drink?

Coffee????

"God save us from these idiots"....

Quite.

I have unashamedly lifted these stats from another website. What do people think regarding the accuracy of the data in relation to their own personal experience of living costs.

Restaurants [Edit] mean
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 zł 15.00 25.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 zł 60.00 110.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 16.00 zł 15.00 18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 zł 3.00 8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 zł 4.50 8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.00 zł 5.00 8.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 zł 2.00 5.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.08 zł 1.65 4.00

Markets [Edit] mean
Milk (regular), 1 liter 2.50 zł 2.05 3.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.50 zł 2.00 3.00
Rice (1kg) 3.00 zł 2.00 4.00
Eggs (12) 6.00 zł 5.00 8.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 20.58 zł 18.00 25.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 16.00 zł 15.00 17.00
Apples (1kg) 3.00 zł 2.60 4.00
Oranges (1kg) 4.94 zł 4.00 5.00
Tomato (1kg) 5.00 zł 4.00 5.00
Potato (1kg) 1.50 zł 1.00 2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.78 zł 2.00 3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 zł 1.70 2.10
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 zł 15.00 25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.00 zł 2.50 3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 zł 3.00 5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 zł 11.00 12.60

Transportation [Edit] mean
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 zł 2.50 3.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 zł 80.00 97.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 zł 5.00 7.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.40 zł 2.00 3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 zł 25.00 40.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 5.67 zł 5.40 5.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 65,000.00 zł 59,490.00 70,000.00

Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] mean
Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 400.00 zł 283.33 573.75
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 zł 0.29 0.40
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.00 zł 45.00 69.00

Sports And Leisure [Edit] mean
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 120.00 zł 100.00 150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.00 zł 25.00 50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 zł 18.00 25.00

Clothing And Shoes [Edit] mean
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 259.50 zł 200.00 300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 150.00 zł 100.00 200.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 260.00 zł 240.00 300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 300.00 zł 220.00 350.00

Rent Per Month [Edit] mean
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,500.00 zł 1,100.00 1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 zł 800.00 1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,500.00 zł 1,800.00 3,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,000.00 zł 1,500.00 2,500.00

Buy Apartment Price [Edit] mean
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,000.00 zł 5,300.00 10,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,000.00 zł 4,000.00 6,500.00

Salaries And Financing [Edit] mean
Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,500.00 zł 2,000.00 3,200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentanges (%), Yearly 6.00 5.00 7.00
These data are based on 12117 entries in the past 18 months from 817 different contributors.

Last update : January, 2013
wang - | 19
7 Jan 2013 #28
1 EURO - 4,1 PLN

The following costs are associated in Poland:

Restaurants: Avg.

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant - EUR 4,55

Combo Meal at McDonalds or similar - EUR 3,67

Domestic Beer (0,5 liter bottle) - EUR 1,62

Cappuccino - EUR 1,48

Markets: Avg.

Milk (regular), 1 liter - EUR 0,6

Eggs (12) - EUR 1,49

Fresh Cheese (1kg) - EUR 4,75

Chicken Breast (1kg) - EUR 4,03

Apples (1kg) - EUR 0,81

Oranges (1kg) - EUR 1,01

Water (1,5 liter bottle) - EUR 0,44

Bottle of Wine (mid-range) - EUR 4,74

Domestic Beer (0,5 liter bottle) - EUR 0,63

Transportation:

One-way Ticket (local transport) - EUR 0,69

Monthly Pass - EUR 21,84

Taxi Start (normal fare) - EUR 1,72

Taxi 1 km (normal fare) - EUR 0,71

Gasoline (1 liter) - EUR 1,37

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (or equivalent new car) - EUR 14 936

Utilities (monthly):

1 Minute of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local - EUR 0,08

Sport and Leisure:

Fitness Club (monthly fee) - EUR 20

Cinema (1 person) - EUR 3,5


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