Poland vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Poland United States
🚶 Cost of living one person
$814
$2112
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1866
$4790
🏠 One person rent
$468
$1325
🏘️ Family rent
$783
$2220
🍽️ Food expenses
$226
$543
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$98.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$899
$4139
💸 GDP per capita
$15742
$63207
😃 Human freedom index
7.96
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
76.6
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
67
🌐 English speaking %
37.1%
95.5%
🎓 Higher education
83
100
😀 Quality of life
66
75
🏙️ Population
38.4M
331M

The average cost of living in Poland ($814) is 61% less expensive than in the United States ($2112). Poland ranked 99th vs 6th for the United States 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 2 months in the United States. Ranked 42nd and 23rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Poland vs the United States

Poland United States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.88
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.12
$8.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.14
$5.32
 Cappuccino
$2.38
$4.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$405
$1410
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$333
$1088
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$693
$2466
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$583
$1870
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$166
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.8
$65.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.6%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2845
$5500
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2061
$2943
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23
$64.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.08
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$2.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$3.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.26
$3.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.81
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.3
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.01
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$4.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$4.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$4.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.14
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.78
$8.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.77
$8.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.75
$5.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$3.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.4
$41.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.38
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.05
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.1
$46
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.4
$80.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$239
$1076
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5917
$14606

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Cities Comparison in Poland vs the United States

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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 States

City Cost of living Population
New York City
$3563
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2865
3.98M
Chicago
$2384
2.75M
Houston
$1955
2.2M
San Diego
$2797
1.39M
Philadelphia
$2361
1.58M
San Jose
$2722
1.03M
Phoenix
$2374
1.61M
Dallas
$2268
1.3M
San Antonio
$1773
1.44M
Seattle
$2734
745K
Austin
$2219
913K
Charlotte
$2038
875K
Boston
$2911
693K
Denver
$2384
716K
Washington
$2664
690K
Columbus
$1891
914K
Jacksonville
$1860
881K
Indianapolis
$1868
863K
Hempstead
$2665
793K
Fort Worth
$1908
812K
San Francisco
$3415
882K
Nashville
$2209
668K
Baltimore
$1988
622K
Louisville
$1606
760K
Memphis
$1641
633K
Portland
$2363
653K
Oakland
$3240
391K
Albuquerque
$1617
565K
Milwaukee
$1755
600K