Cost of Living in Krakow

Summary of cost of living in Krakow (Cracow), Poland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 zł 30.00-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 185.00 zł 140.00-270.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 33.50 zł 28.00-38.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 zł 10.00-18.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.00 zł 12.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 13.88 zł 8.00-17.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.75 zł 3.50-12.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.68 zł 3.00-10.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.93 zł 11.36-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.59 zł 2.83-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.59 zł 1.81-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.31 zł 9.60-15.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.22 zł 11.78-24.95
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.11 zł 7.26-17.24
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.54 zł 13.61-32.21
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 zł 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 3.05 zł 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 3.30 zł 1.81-4.76
Tomato (1 lb) 5.86 zł 2.45-11.34
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 zł 0.91-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 2.14 zł 1.36-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 4.73 zł 3.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.48 zł 1.70-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 zł 20.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.39 zł 3.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.03 zł 4.00-8.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.50 zł 17.00-20.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 zł 4.00-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 zł 80.00-180.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 9.00 zł 7.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 zł 4.83-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 43.00 zł 35.00-55.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 24.54 zł 22.71-26.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 117,000.00 zł 95,990.00-124,590.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 112,831.25 zł 100,000.00-135,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,085.39 zł 850.00-1,487.50
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 33.56 zł 20.00-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.71 zł 49.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 133.39 zł 80.00-210.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 78.46 zł 60.00-90.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 28.00 zł 25.00-30.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,254.76 zł 800.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,980.77 zł 20,000.00-66,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 311.46 zł 100.00-450.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 153.93 zł 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 363.07 zł 200.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 413.64 zł 250.00-740.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,572.18 zł 3,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,664.43 zł 2,100.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,349.38 zł 5,000.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,366.28 zł 3,200.00-6,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,757.13 zł 1,393.53-2,322.56
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,167.08 zł 929.02-1,393.53
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,589.28 zł
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.37 5.70-9.00

Prices in Krakow (Cracow)

This city had 2248 entries in the past 12 months by 339 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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24 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2024:
If you have kids and you want to live decent in Krakow you need to have at least 4k euro net per month. If you want to build any savings you/ your family should earn at least 6k euro netto
Anonymous on Jan 05, 2024:
this city got nuts, salaries increased by 10-15% (corpo people) but cost of.living by 40%.There is a hysteria with real estate that i completely dont understand, there are cheaper apartments in The Hague Netherlands than in Krakow. A croissant with cream way outside the city 17 zlt?! a 180m house 8 km outside city 500k euro ( nothing inside) and people que like crazy, 90m apartment with tarace 5 km from center 350k euro and there is a bidding and 20 families intersted...
Jason on Nov 25, 2023:
Any website to find rental apartments in Krakow? I want to avoid the ones targeted to tourists that charge way more.
Michal on Jul 30, 2023:
Standard comparable prices of tickets for public transport that includes buses, trams, trains.
Cost 7PLN single ticket
Monthly pass 159PLN

Please correct it. Prices can be found price lists of Koleje Małopolskie and MPK Krakow.
Anonymous on Jun 08, 2023:
Average salary in Krakow 2023 is 9500 PLN brutto i.e. 6800 PLN netto (around 1500 EUR netto)
Please correct it. Salaries grow by 10-15% yearly by several last years.
Correct values can be found in krakow.stat.gov.pl
Mia on Mar 16, 2023:
Hello,

I got an offer of 4kUSD gross in Krakow, my husband work remotely with 3kUSD (after taxes)
We have a 2 years baby.
how is the living cost there and is it possible for us to save some amount, we still have a debt about 30kUSD.
thank you
Working in Poland on Mar 07, 2023:
Guys, for 8-10k gross you can live with dignity in Poland.
If someone offers you 15-20k gross, believe me that it is really a lot. Many Poles would envy you. :)
michal on Feb 07, 2023:
Average salary needs to be update it is currentyl 8.8k brutto pln which gives after taxes around 6.3k brutto pln source krakow.stat.gov.pl (official goverment statistics)
michal on Feb 07, 2023:
Yes 14k is good salary for IT professional on mid level it is about average. It can be achived a little hight about 20-22k pls/month but it is rather senior (top 20%) I assume after 1-2 year you can get pay rise.
Cost of living for 2 peaople without car and renting is about 2-3k. Cost of renting 1 bedrrom (2 rooms) about 3k with media (50-60pln/m2 + media)
Lucky on Jan 05, 2023:
I have been offered gross salary of 290000 PLN , Out of which 261000 is fixed .I am assuming I will get around 14K pln monthly . I have a 6 year old daughter,and my wife . Is this much salary sufficient if I have to send 70k inr in India which comprise my home loan
Anonymous on Nov 10, 2022:
Professional I am senior Developer .Kindly tell me pros cons about poland and What will be expected salary of mine
Anonymous on Nov 10, 2022:
How much salary good or dream salary for me? .If i will travelling Pakistan to Poland .
michal on Oct 19, 2022:
average slary is 8000 pln brutto (GUS) i.e. 5700 netto (after tax)
source: http://krakow.stat.gov.pl
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2022:
Startupy from 2022 expats do not pay income tax ;)
up to 85k annually in Poland
Michal on Jan 16, 2022:
For checking salaries I recommand oficjał stats
https://krakow.stat.gov.pl/
Netto amount can be Calculated using this
https://www.podatki.gov.pl/polski-lad/kwota-wolna-polski-lad/kalkulator-wynagrodzen-polski-lad/
SO on Nov 06, 2021:
Hello Friends,

I am planning to move on Krakow and for just 1 person 12-13k gross salary is enough to living there?
A J on Oct 26, 2021:
Hello All,

Been offered gross 17K PLN for warsaw location. Is it good ? What will be monthly expenditure for 2 people including rent.

Can my wife also work as she will be on dependent's visa.

Can one move to another europen country for work if on polish visa ?

Thanks in advance
Mcihal on Aug 19, 2021:
13k is good salary. Cost of living I have is about 2000pln for 2 persons. If you rent flat add about 1500-2000 dependent how far from city center
Michal on Aug 19, 2021:
You can tak acetalem salary from krakow.stat.gov.pl
And it is 7060pln brutto about 5100 pln netto about 1111euro. Please correct this information it is totaly wrong
Patrick on Sep 26, 2020:
@MS51 should be enough, but no big deal.

+/- 900 - 1000PLN is for room rent. You'll not save a lot money, or any (assuring You'll eat sometimes outside and go for a drinks).

For PhD in my opinion scholarship should be greater.
MS51 on Aug 31, 2020:
Hi
I won a PhD position in krakow and the scholarship NET is 2000PLN+ insurance per month. Is it enough money for a student there?
M Towlow on May 18, 2020:
My experience (monthly)
student:
shared room + cooking + public transport = 1000 PLN
young adult:
one bedroom apartment + eating out + car expenses + entertainment + sport activities = 4000 PLN
family guy:
two bedrooms apartment + wifey and kid's expenses including these mentioned above = 10000 PLN

Krakow is perfect place to have middle class life for average salary. It is perfect in terms of saving money if you prefer cooking at home and using public transport. There is plenty of free entertainment as well.

Unfortunately entry level and simple jobs provide relatively low income.

If you are ambitious and educated this place is absolutely rewarding.

IT sector is on another level. 15000 PLN salary isn't something surprising.
Anonymous on Apr 23, 2020:
I got an offer of 12.5K Gross per month. Location is Krakow. How much can we save for a family of 3 People (1 toddler, wife, me).
RaviG on Apr 21, 2020:
I got an offer of 12000 pln monthly gross. I am moving with my wife and baby girl of 7 months old. Wanted to know is it sufficient for all of us?

Wanted to know njow can we save per month with all expenses. Out lifestyle is average. Once in a month movie, twice outside food.