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Monthly expenditure for living in Warsaw, excluding apartment?

11 Mar 2014 #1

My company is sending me to Warsaw for 6 months. They pay for a furnished heated all equiped apartment and a car. I am going with my wife and 3 kids.

Just wondering how much I should expect spending a month ?

Thank you,
Jardinero 1 | 402
11 Mar 2014 #2
I would say a rough estimate would be PLN2,000/head/mo, but may vary greatly depending on your lifestyles...
OP antoine
11 Mar 2014 #3
Thank you,

Yes I should be more specific.

We usually by food at the market, cook our meals, don't drink.
We are looking forward visiting Warsaw so expect some expenses there. (Museum, zoo, kids stuff).

Probably will be using public transportation.

And the odd restaurant.

Trying to find out what the food by itself might cost.
Monitor 13 | 1,816
11 Mar 2014 #4
Trying to find out what the food by itself might cost.

it's the cheapest in the EU (on pair with Bulgarian)
OP antoine
11 Mar 2014 #5
I live in Canada, we spend 1500 cad on food for 5 persons.

I suppose I should expect around 2/3 of that (More or less) ?
11 Mar 2014 #6
What are you planning to do with the kids? School? Day care? Nanny?
OP antoine
11 Mar 2014 #7
Good question :

Planning to home school, so not using any help.
Jardinero 1 | 402
12 Mar 2014 #8
Here's a quick comparison with a breakdown; from your nickname, I assumed you're in Quebec (?), so for a Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal v Warsaw:

<<You would need around 8,400zł (3,050C$) in Warsaw to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,100C$ in Montreal (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Consumer Prices in Warsaw are 28.60% lower than in Montreal
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Warsaw are 25.70% lower than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Warsaw are 17.11% lower than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Warsaw are 31.23% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Warsaw are 45.95% lower than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Warsaw is 34.88% lower than in Montreal >>

Hope that helps some.
OP antoine
12 Mar 2014 #9
Perfect, thanks a lot ! That really helps !
29 Jun 2015 #10
Merged: is 1000 zloty enough for fooding and other things in a city like Warsaw?

I will be moving to Warsaw around august and I want to know If 1000 zloty per month would be enough for expenditure on Food and other things like clubbing or going to resto-bar once during weekends. Mostly i will eat at home through out the month. Is 100 zloty enough for these things or should i need more and how much more will i need ??
InPolska 9 | 1,805
29 Jun 2015 #11
A lot of things are possible but 1,000 a month to eat, go out, buy clothes.... is not enough. You need (at least) 2,500/3,000 if you want to "enjoy life"

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