Poland vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Poland Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$814
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1866
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$468
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$783
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$899
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$15742
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
7.96
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
76.6
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
61
🌐 English speaking %
37.1%
22%
🎓 Higher education
83
90
😀 Quality of life
66
73
🏙️ Population
38.4M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Poland ($814) is 29% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Poland ranked 99th vs 46th for Spain 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 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 42nd and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Poland vs Spain

We calculate prices for Poland and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 79 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.88
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.12
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.14
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$2.38
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$405
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$333
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$693
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$583
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$166
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.8
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.6%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2845
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2061
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.08
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.26
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.81
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.3
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.01
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.14
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.78
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.77
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.75
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.4
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.38
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.05
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.1
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.4
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$239
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5917
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Poland vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K