Poland vs United Kingdom - Cost of Living Comparison

Poland United Kingdom
🚶 Cost of living one person
$814
$1804
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1866
$4398
🏠 One person rent
$468
$1069
🏘️ Family rent
$783
$1906
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$426
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$899
$2896
💸 GDP per capita
$15742
$41059
😃 Human freedom index
7.96
8.75
❤️ Life expectancy
76.6
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
78
🌐 English speaking %
37.1%
98.3%
🎓 Higher education
83
100
😀 Quality of life
66
84
🏙️ Population
38.4M
66M

The average cost of living in Poland ($814) is 55% less expensive than in the United Kingdom ($1804). Poland ranked 99th vs 16th for the United Kingdom 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 1.6 months in the United Kingdom. Ranked 42nd and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Poland vs the United Kingdom

Poland United Kingdom
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.88
$16.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$61
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.12
$7.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.14
$5.22
 Cappuccino
$2.38
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$405
$1107
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$333
$843
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$693
$2116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$583
$1547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$166
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.8
$36.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.6%
3.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2845
$7237
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2061
$4450
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$3.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23
$92.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.08
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.26
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.81
$7.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.3
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.01
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$2.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.14
$9.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$2.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.78
$14.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.77
$5.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.75
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.4
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.38
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30
$102
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.05
$14.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.1
$76.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.4
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$239
$1266
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5917
$16823

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Cities Comparison in Poland vs the United Kingdom

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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 the United Kingdom

City Cost of living Population
London
$2759
8.91M
Birmingham
$1627
1.14M
Leeds
$1670
789K
Glasgow
$1533
626K
Bristol
$1799
567K
Manchester
$1764
548K
Leicester
$1421
464K
Solihull
$1464
207K
Edinburgh
$1695
488K
Sheffield
$1424
518K
Coventry
$1521
363K
Liverpool
$1498
513K
Westminster
$2602
255K
Portsmouth
$1387
248K
York
$1597
208K
Bolton
$1167
285K
Cardiff
$1551
361K
Swindon
$1524
222K
Brighton and Hove
$1747
285K
Belfast
$1545
334K
Sunderland
$1321
277K
Peterborough
$1239
194K
Southampton
$1569
271K
Milton Keynes
$1814
207K
Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
300K
Nottingham
$1401
289K
Ipswich
$1409
290K
Northampton
$1529
212K
Derby
$1359
255K
Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
249K