Poland is 49.8% cheaper than California.

If you lived in Poland instead of California, you would:

pay 49.6% less for restaurants

 
California
Poland
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $19.70
 
$6.88
zł27.71
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$10.02
 
$5.95
zł23.95
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.59
 
$1.30
zł5.23

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pay 59.1% less for groceries

 
California
Poland
Bread
1 loaf
$3.79
 
$0.94
zł3.77
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.34
 
$3.34
zł13.45
Milk (1 gallon) $4.47
 
$2.82
zł11.34

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pay 33.8% less for transportation

 
California
Poland
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.89
 
$5.68
zł22.88
Monthly public transit pass $68.08
 
$23.91
zł96.29
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $25,571.45
 
$19,787.24
zł79,683.54

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pay 60.1% less for housing

 
California
Poland
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$70.94
 
$12.94
zł52.11
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $2,161.66
 
$480.05
zł1,933.17
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,891.75
 
$406.85
zł1,638.38

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pay 80.0% less for childcare

 
California
Poland
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,413.75
 
$228.50
zł920.19
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,865.17
 
$4,467.72
zł17,991.56

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pay 55.4% less for entertainment and sports

 
California
Poland
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $6.51
 
$2.34
zł9.41
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.78
 
$2.45
zł9.86
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$9.86
 
$4.13
zł16.63

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pay 10.9% less for clothing

 
California
Poland
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$49.43
 
$64.65
zł260.35
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$38.84
 
$30.33
zł122.14
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$81.58
 
$66.37
zł267.29

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