Cost of Living in Katowice

Summary about cost of living in Katowice, Poland:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 zł 18.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 zł 80.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 zł 18.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 zł 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 zł 5.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.29 zł 5.00-12.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 5.06 zł 4.00-8.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.29 zł 3.00-8.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.04 zł 7.57-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 zł 1.63-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.90 zł 0.91-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.02 zł 5.40-8.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.98 zł 8.16-18.14
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.89 zł 5.44-8.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.65 zł 11.34-20.41
Apples (1 lb) 1.43 zł 0.91-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 2.04 zł 1.63-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.00 zł 1.32-5.89
Tomato (1 lb) 2.89 zł 1.36-4.53
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 zł 0.45-2.04
Onion (1 lb) 1.40 zł 0.91-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 3.66 zł 2.50-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.49 zł 1.00-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.50 zł 15.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.71 zł 2.25-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.58 zł 2.80-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 zł 15.00-18.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.40 zł 3.00-4.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 110.00 zł 96.00-140.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 zł 4.50-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 zł 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 zł 30.00-45.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 18.78 zł 17.41-20.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 78,600.00 zł 78,600.00-80,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 79,275.00 zł 70,000.00-87,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 580.06 zł 480.00-755.56
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 zł 0.25-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.77 zł 45.00-79.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 100.46 zł 80.00-120.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 46.88 zł 35.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 zł 18.00-28.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 757.14 zł 600.00-900.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,888.57 zł 12,000.00-34,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 359.68 zł 190.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 165.11 zł 80.00-259.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 266.86 zł 180.00-399.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 392.55 zł 150.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,796.00 zł 1,400.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,452.61 zł 1,200.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,893.18 zł 2,300.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,511.90 zł 1,800.00-3,400.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 740.26 zł 557.41-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 524.90 zł 445.93-622.45
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,027.86 zł
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.84 3.00-6.00

Prices in Katowice

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Last update: February 2021
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6 Comments so far
kris on Sep 12, 2017:
In Upper Silesia Katowice and Gliwice are the best to live. But if you no need to live in Silesia agglomeration I recommend Bielsko-Biala or Opole.
Anonymous on Sep 01, 2017:
#KK, so what cities would you recommend in Poland? From pics & other research, Katowice seems to have a lot of beautiful parks and nature trails, etc surrounding the city, a growing economy, close to mountains, cultural events, sports centers, etc.
KK on Aug 31, 2017:
@J Campbell
It would be doable anywhere in Poland for that kind of money, I'm not sure why you chose Katowice tho, wouldn't it be better to find a place with a cleaner air?
J Campbell on Jul 14, 2017:
Hi, I retired last year and am receiving $1,400 USD a month for S.S. and am very interested in Poland to live.
From my research so far, Katowice looks perfect on paper, and I would love to spend some time there to make sure it's a good fit for me. But that could be a moot point if I can't afford it. I'm a young 62, single, and in good health, so,could someone please advise, would $1,400 USD a month be doable to live on in Katowice, including rent, utilities, food and all expenses? Any info would be appreciated! Thanks!
kris on Apr 09, 2017:
Preschool 3500 zł monthly?? Primary School 75000zł yearly?? :)) Must be another one Katowice on Earth, not this one where I live...:) To Wanie M - 15k zł it is a lot of money. As you see mid salary is about 3k. Medications are not very expensive. For family health care you need insurance of course.
Wanie M on Mar 25, 2017:
Hello there,

I am planning to move to Katowice with my husband and 3 kids age 6y, 4y and 2y.

Could we live comfortably with 15k zl per month as childcare and primary school fees are quite expensive. If there is an option for a nanny, how much does she normally charge?

How about health care and medication? Let say flu, fever and cough. How much the hospital/clinic are charging?