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Example prices of selected products and services. Budget examples.

For tourists coming to Poland from the West, Poland is a relatively inexpensive country. The prices of food, hotel rooms, and domestic communication are not high when compared with prices in The Netherlands or Great Britain, for example.

On the other hand in cities like Warsaw the rental prices for houses or offices have already reached European levels making these rents rather expensive for the average Polish household. However, even with these rising prices which will eventually reach those of western Europe, Poland will remain for some time yet a good quality and attractive, from the point of view of value for money, place to visit. This is of course just one aspect of why visiting Poland today is a good idea. So why not take this opportunity and discover the country, the culture, the history and the people for yourself.

Examples of prices of goods and services in 4 main Polish cities (from May 2007)
 
 
Warszawa
Kraków
Wrocław
Gdańsk
Petrol 98, 1 Liter
 
4,65 zł
4,69 zł
4,40 zł
4,45 zł
Double room, 3 star hotel, average price
250 zł
300 zł
200 zł
350 zł
1 km taxi day time
 
2,20 zł
2 zł
2,40 zł
2 zł
National museum adult ticket
or other main city museum
17 zł
18 zł
20 zł
8 zł
Cinema adult ticket on weekend
23 zł
17 zł
18 zł
18 zł
One trip day ticket for public transport
2,40 zł
2,50 zł
2 zł
1,40 zł
7 day city limit ticket for public transport
24 zł
 
27 zł
 
Two dish dinner in medium size popular restaurant
40-50 zł
30-40 zł
30-40 zł
20-30 zł
Big size pizza in popular fast food restaurant
from 22 zł
from 20 zł
from 20 zł
from 16 zł
0,5l beer in a popular pub
 
8 zł
6,50 zł
7 zł
6 zł
Cappuccino in a popular bar
 
10 zł
6-7 zł
8 zł
6 zł
Disco entrance ticket
 
 
20 zł
most free
door selection
15 zł
15 zł
Two room flat in the city centre (monthly fee)
2500 zł
2000 zł
1500 zł
1500 zł
 
Examples of selected products prices (from August 2007)
 
 
Polish Złoty
EUR
3,79 zł-VIII 07
USD
2,79 zł-VIII 07
Bic Mac sandwich
 
6,90 zł
1,86 EUR
2,47 USD
Big Mac menu
(sandwich, drink, fries)
12,10 zł
3,27 EUR
4,34 USD
Coca Cola 1 liter
(www.hipernet24.pl)
3,15 zł
0,85 EUR
1,13 USD
Milk 1litre - Łaciate 3,2 % fat
(www.hipernet24.pl)
2,49 zł
0,67 EUR
0,89 USD
Mineral Water 1,5l Nałęczowianka
(www.hipernet24.pl)
1,95 zł
0,53 EUR
0,70 USD
Loaf of bread
(www.hipernet24.pl)
1,10 zł
0,30 EUR
0,39 USD
Wyborowa Vodka 0,75l
(MP Alkohole www.wina-mp.pl)
30 zł
8,11 EUR
10,75 USD
Marlboro box 20 pcs.
(www.hipernet24.pl)
7,70 zł
2,08 EUR
2,76 USD
Beer in a can Żywiec 0,5l
(www.hipernet24.pl)
2,79 zł
0,75 EUR
1,00 USD
Train ticket Warszawa-Kraków-Warszawa, II class, intercity
180 zł
48,65 EUR
64,52 USD
Weekend flight
Warszawa-Wrocław-Warszawa
(economy, purchased a month prior the trip)
350 zł
94,59 EUR
125,45 USD
Car rental
(Opel Corsa, 1 week, brut price including insurance)
1100 zł
297,30 EUR
394,27 USD
 

Your Budget for Poland

If you are planning to come to Poland it is important to look for good hotels and modes of transport; car hire, which can be done through a car hire firm in your own country which has offices in Poland, or restaurants, concerts, shows, and just generally getting about before you arrive.
Services are available at all levels.
From the modest back packing hostels to luxurious hotels set in princely palaces and if you do not want to stay in a palace there are many two to five star hotels in the cities. You can travel sedately in some of the trains serving communities dotted around Poland or board an intercity train with restaurant car and speed to your destination. Or if time is pressing there are domestic flights available to and from most of the larger cities in Poland. There are countless restaurants and bars and places of more modest reputation, most of them if not all very good and certainly less expensive than in western Europe. In fact a gastronomic tour of Poland, perhaps linked to a cultural one, is highly recommended.

Poland can cater for all budgets but beware, the more medium graded hotels are in high demand because there are just not enough of them at the moment to supply this ever growing demand. So a word of advice, book in advance especially if you are thinking of coming in the peak season.

The capital city, Warsaw can be the most expensive place in Poland. This is followed by the Tricity (Gdańsk, Gydnia, Sopot). Kraków is exceptional for its popularity and the fact that is better known as a tourist destination in Poland but it is still reasonably priced for tourist services. It can become rather crowded in the high season but then where in Europe isn't? The city can meet the demand (with reasonable prices) and plays host to thousands of satisfied tourists who come to visit this part of Poland every year.

Below you will find some hints for a weekend budget, to point you in the right direction and to help you plan a successful short visit. These have been worked out for a weekend in Warsaw in three categories: backpacker, city (medium) and exclusive (the one everybody wants but few can afford ;-).

The prices and services are just an example of today's situation and may change in the future (especially in the high season). Remember to do your own research before the trip - we can help you but the homework you have to do yourself. And finally. As in the words of Robert Burns (translated a wee bit), `All the best plans of mice and men can go wrong`. So take `back up money` and a credit card for those moments when the plan goes somewhat astray. In effect you are on holiday and you have to enjoy it. You have traveled thousands of kilometers not to sit grumpy and bored because of a little shortage of cash. That's what these plastic cards are for! It's part of the fun! And remember - in Poland your money can go further.

Examples are based on: arrive Friday night; depart Sunday afternoon (flights not included); prices are just estimations, many different cost may occur; no personal costs are included.

BUDGET “BACKPACKER”
 
cost
estimated  price
total
Friday/Saturday/Sunday:
ACCOMMODATION hostel, double room
60 zł
120 zł
Saturday and Sunday:
BREAKFAST (coffee, baguette, donut)
15 zł
30 zł
Saturday and Sunday:
LUNCH in a fast food bar
25 zł
50 zł
Friday and Saturday:
DINNER in a fast food bar
(eg. Pizza Hut, Dominos Pizza, Subway, kebab or oriental bar)
35 zł
70 zł
TICKET 48h weekend city limits, public transportation
 
12 zł
12 zł
TICKETS entrances to museums
 
50 zł
50 zł
Total not including own spending money may be estimated at:
332 zł
(85 EUR)
 
BUDGET “CITY”
 
cost
estimated  price
total
Friday/Saturday/Sunday:
ACCOMMODATION two star hotel, double room
150 zł
300 zł
Saturday and Sunday:
BREAKFAST included in hotel price
-
-
Saturday and Sunday:
LUNCH in an average restaurant or fast food bar
35 zł
70 zł
Friday and Saturday:
DINNER in an average restaurant, glass of wine
60 zł
120 zł
sobota/niedziela
DISCO entrance and some drinks
100 zł
100 zł
TICKET 48h weekend city limits, public transportation
 
12 zł
12 zł
TICKETS entrances to museums
 
50 zł
50 zł
Total not including own spending money may be estimated at:
652 zł
(165 EUR)
 
BUDGET “EXCLUSIVE”
 
cost
estimated  price
total
Friday/Saturday/Sunday:
ACCOMMODATION four star hotel, double room
250 zł
500 zł
Saturday and Sunday:
BREAKFAST included in hotel price
-
-
Saturday and Sunday:
LUNCH in a restaurant
60 zł
120 zł
Friday and Saturday:
DINNER in a restaurant, bottle of wine
100 zł
200 zł
Saturday/Sunday
DISCO entrance and some drinks
150 zł
150 zł
Saturday
GUIDED TOUR all day
200 zł
200 zł
TAXI
5 trips
25 zł
125 zł
TICKETS entrances to museums
 
50 zł
50 zł
Total not including own spending money may be estimated at:
1345 zł
(340 EUR)
 

Note - make your own calculations!

Last update May 2009