Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
PLN

Poland is 44.7% cheaper than United States.

If you lived in Poland instead of United States, you would:
local_dining

pay 49.5% less for restaurants

  United States help_outline Poland help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $13.96 $4.90
zł18.16
-64.9%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.62 $4.54
zł16.83
-40.4%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.89 $0.99
zł3.68
-47.4%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.53 $0.83
zł3.09
-45.3%
Average -49.5%

United States vs. Poland - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 59.5% less for groceries

  United States help_outline Poland help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.71 $0.72
zł2.65
-73.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.53 $2.79
zł10.34
-49.5%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.25 $2.19
zł8.13
-32.5%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.39 $1.88
zł6.96
-21.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.11 $1.70
zł6.31
-58.6%
Apples (1 lb) $2.12 $0.34
zł1.26
-84.0%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.75 $0.46
zł1.72
-38.1%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.91 $0.51
zł1.88
-73.4%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.93 $0.64
zł2.37
-66.9%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.25 $0.25
zł0.94
-79.7%
Onions (1 lb) $1.28 $0.29
zł1.08
-77.3%
Average -59.5%

United States vs. Poland - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 22.1% less for transportation

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Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.78 $4.50
zł16.69
+62.0%
Monthly public transit pass $63.20 $21.53
zł79.78
-65.9%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,884.28 $18,398.71
zł68,178.20
-19.6%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $16.24 $5.70
zł21.13
-64.9%
Average -22.1%

United States vs. Poland - Cost of transportation
home

pay 56.9% less for housing

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Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$66.60 $12.55
zł46.49
-81.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,219.93 $365.55
zł1,354.59
-70.0%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,023.89 $287.25
zł1,064.42
-71.9%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$126.32 $120.36
zł446.01
-4.7%
Average -56.9%

United States vs. Poland - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 74.1% less for childcare

  United States help_outline Poland help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $892.01 $190.27
zł705.05
-78.7%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $14,670.22 $4,494.16
zł16,653.55
-69.4%
Average -74.1%

United States vs. Poland - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 52.1% less for entertainment and sports

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Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.57 $1.70
zł6.31
-62.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.20 $1.90
zł7.06
-54.6%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$7.61 $3.84
zł14.23
-49.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $39.75 $22.69
zł84.10
-42.9%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $11.82 $5.84
zł21.66
-50.6%
Average -52.1%

United States vs. Poland - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 1.6% more for clothing

  United States help_outline Poland help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$44.12 $66.43
zł246.18
+50.6%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$36.26 $33.30
zł123.40
-8.2%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$75.91 $65.73
zł243.58
-13.4%
Men's business shoes (leather) $97.00 $74.85
zł277.36
-22.8%
Average +1.6%

United States vs. Poland - Cost of clothing
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