Cost of Living in Krakow

Summary about cost of living in Krakow:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 zł 17.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 zł 80.00-140.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 17.00 zł 16.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 zł 7.00-9.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 zł 5.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.69 zł 6.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.03 zł 2.00-6.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.13 zł 1.30-5.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.54 zł 7.57-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.60 zł 1.81-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.56 zł 0.91-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.82 zł 4.80-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.11 zł 8.62-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.91 zł 5.44-7.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.54 zł 9.98-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 1.21 zł 0.91-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 1.99 zł 1.81-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 2.02 zł 1.81-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.37 zł 1.81-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 0.76 zł 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.89 zł 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.73 zł 2.00-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.88 zł 1.50-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 zł 18.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.10 zł 2.80-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.31 zł 3.00-6.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.00 zł 15.00-16.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.80 zł 2.80-3.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 zł 89.00-94.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 zł 6.00-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 zł 2.90-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 zł 20.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 17.43 zł 16.66-18.93
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 zł 61,500.00-75,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,548.36 zł 67,000.00-85,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 667.96 zł 425.00-927.27
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 zł 0.18-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.32 zł 35.00-67.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 103.35 zł 90.00-130.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.29 zł 30.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 zł 20.00-27.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 797.53 zł 600.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 55,000.00 zł 36,000.00-75,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 261.90 zł 150.00-329.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 127.36 zł 80.00-190.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 272.49 zł 200.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 300.75 zł 220.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,889.81 zł 1,500.00-2,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,404.72 zł 1,100.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,205.56 zł 2,400.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,265.79 zł 1,800.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 869.43 zł 650.32-1,068.38
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 558.18 zł 464.51-650.32
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,367.58 zł
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 3.83 3.20-4.80

Prices in Krakow (Cracow)

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Last update: December 2017
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36 Comments so far

#KK on Nov 25, 2017 :
You can rent some great 60-70m2 3-room apartments, brand new built 2016/2017 in city centre for like 800€/month.
#Sp on Oct 22, 2017 :
With 8k before taxes salary (around 1900 euros) you rent one of the best apartments (1-2 bedrooms) in krakow (2300 zloty all include) out of center and the rest money living like a king & queen.The above statistics it's near to reality. Avoid the agencies try to find direct renters from FB groups. You have 6-12 months contracts. You have almost 33% taxes insurance etc. So after taxes you will receive more or less 1250 euros which is very very good salary!!!!
#Adi on Sep 02, 2017 :
1600 € netto is a very good salary in Poland, not only for 1 person, but also 1600 for 2 persons.
#Ana on Aug 16, 2017 :

Is a salary of 9.200 PLN Brutto - ~1.600 €/month netto agood salary for one or two persons living in Kracow?

#Kaush on Jul 13, 2017 :

I would like to know average monthly salary in Krakow for a normal living. Please help
#mati on Apr 21, 2017 :

I am a polish citizen. I live in Krakow since I was born. In my opinion for a single person (If you have to rent a room) the salary of 4500 -5000 gross PLN is enough.

#MyName on Apr 03, 2017 :
FYI normal living in Cracow from my experience, average from last 7 months. I live with my fiancé and a cat.
Flat with everything included also internet, near Vistula and Kazimierz, older standard but very nice neighbourhood: ~1800
Food vegan and healthy, often buying exotic food and included eating out and alcohol (1 fan of craft beers): ~1100
Monthly transportation pass is 90 but you can buy for 50 for 1 line, 20min single ticket is 2,8
I don't use car a lot but my friends spend about 250
Overall for living: 4750 (excluding electronics, gifts and travels) for us two. We buy what we want and don't really give up on any caprices, often take part in cultural activities like concerts, like to try new things. We don't party though.
#Beth on Feb 18, 2017 :
Hi, Any people from Krakow can help me with few details about:

I would like to know average monthly salary in Krakow for a decent living.
Can anyone tell me about Average Monthly Salary for Leading Position of QA Team (in Poland), I mean to me, husband an son - primary school, I´m from Brazil and have no idea.

Kindly advise.
#Andy on Jan 31, 2017 :
Hi, I just received an offer to relocate at Krakow, I was wondering if 9000 PLN is a good salary to start working there. I am really excited to work there. however, I need to put on a weight and compare if salary is enough.

I hope to hear from you soon.
#alex87 on Jan 10, 2017 :
Hey guys!

Is 6900 PLN appropriate salary for young family (no kids) to live in Krakow?

(rent of a flat + meals + money to commute + etc)

#Hannah on Dec 06, 2016 :
Hello I am going to Krakow for 5 days next weekend. How much Zl do you recommend taking?
We will be eating out and drinking everyday, and site seeing most days. Thank you!
#JAN on Nov 04, 2016 :
yes, 3800 is enough for renting 1 room cca- 700 - 900 PLN + media then some social life, depends on your standard of living.
#Amine on Oct 03, 2016 :
hi everyone

I would like to ask you if 3800 Zl net salary is ok for one person . the company will only cover medical fees. and I have to rent an apartment.

many thanks
#Sofikaki on Sep 15, 2016 :

I got an offer for an accountant position in krakow and I am thinking about relocation from Greece. The proposed me 3550zl net. Is this amount of many sufficient for a decent living? Of course I'll have to rent a flat (35-40 m2) and to cover all expenses (gas, electricity,heating, transport, supermarkets etc).
All answers appreciated because I'll have a deadline regarding my answer...
Thank you in advance
#Manisha on Jul 28, 2016 :

I would like to know average monthly salary in Krakow for a decent living. Kindly advise.

#Biaggio on Jul 25, 2016 :
@Maria, May 13: the price you mention (1,5 M PLN per 60 msq) would be cca EUR 6000 per msq net!!!

I will gladly assist you in buying for that price in Vienna or Rome, but I'd have a hard time in finding such a high price in Krakow.

Pls go to sleep & don't comment on sthg you don't understand.
#Matt on May 25, 2016 :
Response to #Eriks question (on Apr 15, 2016):

It's a good salary for living. For rent you will spend around 1800/2000 pln per month. 2800 pln for living is fair enough.
Best regards,
#Maria on May 13, 2016 :
Dear Numbeo, Your data on Cracow buy/rent flat must be really out date. Please, try to buy me 60 sqm flat in city center for 8000/1sqm. Apartments (new or after total refurbishing) in city center are minimum 1 500 000.00 plz / 60 sqm. I don't speak about second hand market.
#Erik on Apr 15, 2016 :
Hi all,

Moving to Krakow soon.
Would like to ask whether 7000 pln/gross is enough to a single person, who would like to rent apartment more or less in the city center, 1-2 bedroom, 35-45 square meters in size.

Many thanks indeed for your kind help!
#Tomasz on Mar 17, 2016 :
I am a resident of Krakow. I confirm that the prices are more or less correct. For a modest life you need about 2500 PLN per month (3500-4000 PLN for a couple) if you do not have an apartment here and want to rent it (1 bedroom! reasonable distance from the center, good public transport). Of course you can survive on less by renting bed in the 2-3 seaters bedroom (500-800 PLN / seater).
#Garland on Feb 26, 2016 :
Retiree living pretty austere lifestyle with 5.500 PLN/month total to live on after taxes. Need only single bedroom or studio apartment in area where I can walk to Old Town Square and train station. Have stayed in Kazimierz for several weeks, and this is fine. Is this realistic, please?
#Mittal on Jan 05, 2016 :
I want to know the schooling in krokow. Is there English medium Scholl and what is yearly fees?
#Furkan on Dec 29, 2015 :
Is 3000-3250 Zloty ( Net ) good for Krakow ? ( 2 person with everthing )
#Nazar on Dec 23, 2015 :
Hi all!
I need some advice. What is avarage salary(after all tax deductions) for financial analyst/controller in Krakow?

#Iwona on Sep 14, 2015 :
the average prices for 3 bedroom apartment may not be accurate just because not many people HAVE 3 bedroom apartment!! there are not many apartments this big to rent. If you can afford buying/renting 2 bedroom apartment outside of city center, you're very lucky.
Outside of city center you should be able to rent around 45-55 sq m apartment for around 1,500-1,700 PLN, plus bills, around 500 PLN.
if a company is offering you a salary around 10,000 PLN after tax, it's a great salary! Currently (data from 2015) average krakow salary is 2,500 after taxes.
#Anonymous on Jun 15, 2015 :
Can anyone tell me about Average Monthly Salary for Leading Position of QA Team (in Poland)?
Thanks a lot!
#Deb on May 27, 2015 :
Can anyone tell me average salary for a sr automation tester in krackow..??
One of the company is offering me 10000 pln per month which is gross (comes down to 7000PLN per month) .
Is it worthy to join ??

What is a good net salary for krakow ? Can one please let me know ?
#@madhav on Apr 24, 2015 :
It is a good salary, about three times higher than average. Usually IT salaries in Poland are pretty high when compared to other jobs, especially in Krakow, which is an European IT center with thousands of companies, including Google, IBM, Motorola, Oracle, Akamai, Hewitt, Cap Gemini and so on.
#madhav on Apr 02, 2015 :
Can anyone tell me average salary for a sr java developer in krackow..??
One of the company is offering me 12000 pln per month.
Is it worthy to join ??
#Brajveer Singh on Feb 08, 2015 :

I am from India and I am in Negotiation with a software development company.

Can any one please help me to know the cost of living for three persons in Poland (including one child's primary education)?

Is there any other benefits apart from salary and medical insurance which software companies in Krakow generally provide? It may help me in salary negotiation.

#RM on Dec 07, 2014 :
What's considered a decent salary for a sr. manager or sr. architect position in a well known IT company in Krokow?. I'm looking for some clues and not an exact figure as I have absolutely no idea. Thanks
#skn on Nov 03, 2014 :
Hi #vinodh,

Any update from your side. Actually i am also from India and in the phase of negotiating a s/w company in Poland. I hope your research will really help me a lot. Would request you to please post the update as early as possible.
#joanne on Aug 29, 2014 :
Hey, me and my partner are going krakow(crakow) in November and are not sure how spend we are going to need for a week.. can you please help?
#vinodh on Jul 23, 2014 :
Thanks for this. this is very useful in negotiating salary .
I got job offer from a software company in poland.
I am from india.
#Ivan on Jun 01, 2014 :
Seems to be true. I am living now in one bedroom studio in Podgorze for 1400 PLN (utilities about 300 PLN per month totally). All other prices are correct.
#Nick on May 15, 2014 :
I'm living here now.

2 rooms (55m2) flat in Bronowice is 1800 for rent + 100 adm.fee + approx 350 per month for electricity, heating, water, etc (winter months).

20 minutes ticket for transport is 2.80 PLN, one-way ticket 3.60 PLN.

the rest of prices are more or less correct. Resume, 8-10k PLN (before taxes) should be pretty enough for family of 3 people