Is Poland an Affordable Country to Visit?

Prices in Poland

Poland is considered to be one of the most affordable countries in the European Union, especially for guests visiting from the United States. Here is some information about pricing in Poland.

Is Poland affordable? 

Prices in Poland are not cheap for Polish people. In big cities like Warsaw, Krakow or Wroclaw, rent prices have skyrocketed over the last few years which has made it more expensive to live. As a traveler from the United States, you will most likely find Poland inexpensive with a few exceptions.

What are the average prices in Poland? 

Keep in mind that prices at tourist destinations will be higher than those found in small towns. While traveling with us, you will get the local, authentic experience. We want to show you the best parts of Poland without ruining your savings.

Average Prices in Polish Cities:

  • Coffee at the Cafe:  8-15 PLN ($2 - $4) 
  • Lunch at a Restaurant  15-30 PLN ($4 - $8) 
  • Meal at a Mid-Range Restaurant  30-50 PLN ($8 - $12) 
  • Meal at a High-Range Restaurant:  80-150 PLN ($25 - $45)
  • Local Beer at the Restaurant:  8-12 PLN ($3 - $4)
  • Local Beer from a Shop:  3-8 PLN ($1 - $3)
  • Water (small bottle):  2-3 PLN ($1)
  • Loaf of Fresh Bread:  3-5 PLN ($1 - $2)
  • Chocolate Bar:  1-3 PLN ($0,3 - $1) 
  • Private Basic Visit to the Dentist:  100-150 PLN ($25-$40)
  • Gas:  14-16 PLN ($4.81 / gallon as for December 2nd 2019) - This is actually more expensive than in United States.

What to Buy in Poland?

Poland is a great place for you to try the local cuisine, get spa treatments and enjoy local attractions and tours at a very affordable price. While traveling with us on a private tour to Poland, you don’t need to worry about being ripped off or taken advantage of in a local shop.

The experiences we select have high standards, are safe and not overpriced. We will be there to help you with conversations and ensure you make the best purchasing choices. Poland is a great place to buy world famous, hand painted pottery from Bolesławiec to bring home as a souvenir. These same items are very expensive in the United States but very affordable in Poland.

Here is an article about the best souvenirs to buy in Poland: Handmade and Local Souvenirs.


What NOT to Buy in Poland

If you are traveling on your own, be cautious of “tourist traps.” At popular tourist destinations you may meet people trying to sell you fake inauthentic souvenirs at higher prices just because you don’t speak Polish. As everywhere else in the world, you just need to be careful. We also don’t recommend buying electronics in Poland since they may not work in the United States and they are usually more expensive than in the United States.

Learn about tipping in Poland and other useful travel tips.

To find out about creating a private tour to Poland, contact us!

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We are Damian and Elizabeth, a Polish-American couple, and we are excited to share Poland with you! We have traveled around the world and seen many places but find ourselves most inspired by our home countries.

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