Poland vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

Poland Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$814
$868
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1866
$2161
🏠 One person rent
$468
$416
🏘️ Family rent
$783
$754
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$60.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$899
$805
💸 GDP per capita
$15742
$10127
😃 Human freedom index
7.96
6.23
❤️ Life expectancy
76.6
71.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
29
🌐 English speaking %
37.1%
11.8%
🎓 Higher education
83
85
😀 Quality of life
66
52
🏙️ Population
38.4M
147M

The average cost of living in Poland ($814) is 6% less expensive than in Russia ($868). Poland ranked 99th vs 85th for Russia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Poland compared to 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 42nd and 81st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Poland vs Russia

We calculate prices for Poland and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 79 and 122 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Poland Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.88
$8.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.12
$5.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.14
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$2.38
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$1.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$405
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$333
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$693
$894
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$583
$572
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
$71.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$166
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.8
$8.43
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.6%
10.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2845
$3247
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2061
$2070
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23
$26.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.08
$5.54
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.26
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.81
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.3
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.01
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$1.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$2.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.14
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.78
$2.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.77
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.75
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.4
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.38
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30
$23.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.05
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.1
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.4
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$239
$367
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5917
$6764

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Cities Comparison in Poland vs Russia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Poland

City Cost of living Population
Warsaw
$1046
1.79M
Krakow
$855
767K
Wroclaw
$902
639K
Lodz
$837
690K
Poznan
$873
534K
Gdansk
$950
464K
Szczecin
$864
404K
Bydgoszcz
$957
347K
Lublin
$818
340K
Katowice
$840
276K
Bialystok
$732
298K
Gdynia
$867
248K
Radom
$744
220K
Czestochowa
$717
223K
Torun
$660
201K
Gliwice
$754
178K
Sosnowiec
$709
200K
Rzeszow
$680
183K
Kielce
$615
192K
Rybnik
$738
141K
Bytom
$769
172K
Olsztyn
$637
174K
Tychy
$709
128K
Opole
$734
128K
Zabrze
$729
174K
Ruda Slaska
$723
139K
Dabrowa Gornicza
$713
123K
Zielona Gora
$707
141K
Bielsko-Biala
$725
173K
Gorzow Wielkopolski
$709
123K

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K