Budgeting is perhaps the single most important aspect of travel, perhaps after safety
. In this chapter, you will learn
how much accommodation and restaurants cost in Poland, as well as how much you are likely to spend per day depending on
your style of travel.
Please note that the below is only an estimate and therefore applies to all of Poland (Polish cities and countryside cost
approximately the same to travel in). The prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
The above assumes v. low-budget accommodation to be a shared dormitory bed, low-budget accommodation to be a private AirBnB room,
mid-bugdet accommodation to be a 3-star hotel room, and high-budget accommodation to be a 5-star hotel room.
The food row above assumes low-cost groceries for the v. low-budget option, a mix of groceries and cheap eats for the low-budget option,
mid-level restaurants for the mid-budget option, and high-level restaurants for the high-budget.
As for the transport row, it assumes public transport for the low-budget options, a mix of public transport and Uber
for the mid-budget option,
for the high-level option. Here, please note that a typical one-way public transport ticket costs 3.5 zł [0.8 EUR], while
a typical Uber
ride costs 15 zł [3.4 EUR].
AirBnB in Poland
Numbeo's cost of living index
Restaurants are very inexpensive in Poland. There are, of course, large differences between cheap and expensive restaurants. However,
for a mid-level restaurants, you can expect to pay an average 20 zł [4.3 EUR] for a starter, 35 zł [8.1 EUR] for a main course, 15 zł [3.5 EUR]
for a dessert, and 10 zł [2.2 EUR] for drinks.
Below are sample menus from a cheap and a more expensive restaurant.
cheap restaurant menu
expensive restaurant menu
There is little to no difference between the prices in various classes of supermarkets. Therefore, the below applies to all supermarkets
in all areas of the country.
A kilogram of chicken costs 17 zł [3.9 EUR], steak costs 45 zł [10 EUR]/kg, and pork costs 16 zł [3.7 EUR] per kilogram.
A kilogram of fish costs 40 zł [9.2 EUR]. Ham costs approximately 4.5 zł [1 EUR] for a 6-slice pack.
Regular cheese costs 4.5 zł [1 EUR] for an 8-slice pack. More fancy cheeses cost around 60 zł [13.9 EUR] per kilogram.
Bread is very cheap in Poland and never costs more than 10 zł [2.3 EUR] per loaf, and typically less than half of that.
sweets and chips
Snacks generally cost up to 7 zł [1.6 EUR] per typical portion. Note that chips are generally a bit more expensive than sweets.
Drinks cost up to 4.5 zł [1 EUR], and water typically costs less than 2 zł [0.5 EUR] per liter.