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Polish currency is zloty (PLN). One zloty is 100 groszy.

Coins: five, two and one złoty, groszy coins: 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. 

Notes: they come in 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 zł notes.


There are exchange offices (kantor in Polish) at the airports, train stations, banks (closed on weekends!!!), post offices and shopping malls. 

Exchange rates are fluctuating on daily basis, therefore we recommend to check it every time you seek for updates here.

Just for the references:

1 EUR ~ 4,32 PLN

1 USD ~ 3,94PLN

1 AUD ~ 2,66 PLN

1 GBP ~ 4,90 PLN

1 CAD ~ 2,95 PLN

1 JPY ~ 0,036 PLN

1 AED ~ 1 PLN

1 CNY ~ 0,57 PLN

1 SGD ~ 2,85 PLN


Most shops, restaurants museums accept credit cards, the most popular are VISA, MasterCard, and Maestro. American Express and Diners may not be accepted as well as traveller’s cheques.

IMPORTANT: A flow of tourists makes pickpocketing and petty theft popular. Make sure your wallet, mobile, camera and expensive jewellery is out of reach of pickpockets. Bags should be zipped closed, do not leave them on the table or chairs.

Poland is no different from other countries but the risk is rather medium than high. 

Prices (2019)


Meal for 2 People, Three-course (without wine) - 200-300zł

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) - 20-30zł

Beer (0.5 liter) 10-15zł

Caffe - 8 -12zł

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 6-10zł

Wine - starts from approx. 70zł per bottle


Milk (regular), (1 liter) 3zł

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4-6zł

Rice (white), (1kg) 5-6zł

Eggs (regular) (10) 7-10zł 

Local Cheese (150g) 3,50-6 zł

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0,5kg) 7-12zł 

Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 40-70zł

Apples (1kg) 3-6zł

Banana (1kg) 4-7zł

Oranges (1kg) 6-12zł

Tomato (1kg) 5-15zł

Potato (1kg) 3-4zł

Onion (1kg) 2-3zł

Lettuce (1 head) 4-6zł

Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2-3zł

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25-50zł

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3-6zł

Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18zł

Transportation (Warsaw)

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)  3,40 - 7,00zł

Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 110-230zł

Click here for more information about prices in public transport in Warsaw.

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8zł

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.80-3,60zł

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24-36zł


Gasoline (1 liter) 5.05zł

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 


1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12-0.30zł

Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)  40-70zł

Sports And Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  100-150zł

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 50-70zł

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20-40zł


Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 800-2000zł

International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30ths-80ths zł

Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 200-300zł

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)  100-300zł

1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 200-400zł

1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 250-400zł

Rent Per Month

Apartment in Warsaw (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2500-4000 zł

Apartment in Warsaw (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre  2000-3000 zł

Buy Apartment Price

Avg Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in:

Warsaw   9500zł

Krakow    7000zł

Gdansk   7000zł

Lublin      5000zł

Wroclaw  7000zł

Salaries And Financing

Average Monthly Gross Salary in Jan 2018 - approx 5000 zł (net 3500 zł)

Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 

3.80 - 5.20 %

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