Cost of Living in Krakow

Summary about cost of living in Krakow:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 zł 20.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 zł 80.00-130.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 zł 18.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 zł 6.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 zł 5.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 8.66 zł 7.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.64 zł 2.00-8.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 zł 2.00-6.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.95 zł 7.95-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.99 zł 2.27-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.51 zł 1.22-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.07 zł 4.80-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.60 zł 8.20-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 7.55 zł 5.90-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.82 zł 9.07-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 1.46 zł 0.91-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 2.04 zł 1.36-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.16 zł 1.81-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.76 zł 1.81-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.06 zł 0.68-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 zł 0.77-1.63
Lettuce (1 head) 2.85 zł 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.08 zł 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 zł 20.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.19 zł 2.50-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.81 zł 3.50-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 zł 15.00-17.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.80 zł 3.40-4.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 zł 89.00-106.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 zł 6.00-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.62 zł 3.22-4.18
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 zł 25.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 19.29 zł 18.93-20.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 74,000.00 zł 65,000.00-80,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,757.92 zł 65,900.00-82,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 715.79 zł 463.64-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 zł 0.10-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.00 zł 40.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.45 zł 79.00-129.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.77 zł 28.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 26.00 zł 20.00-30.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 801.39 zł 500.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,957.14 zł 12,000.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 230.91 zł 120.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 117.17 zł 80.00-150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 266.06 zł 200.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 304.56 zł 200.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,168.55 zł 1,700.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,642.27 zł 1,300.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,754.02 zł 3,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,628.66 zł 2,200.00-3,100.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,004.35 zł 836.12-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 649.26 zł 557.41-743.22
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,566.92 zł
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.09 3.60-5.00

Prices in Krakow (Cracow)

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Last update: October 2019
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40 Comments so far

#rasstriga on May 16, 2019 :
HI guys. Is 8000 zloty a good salary for one person in Krakow ?
#Hdjd on Mar 30, 2019 :
Krakow monthly salary after tax in march 2019 is 3880PLN as GUS statistical institution says. You can check on
#lol on Jan 13, 2019 :
Progressive Tax in poland? Who pay that? We have fixed 19% income tax rate for B2B if you earn over this 20000 euro/year you have B2B and 19% and only 300 euro for Social Security and paying less then your cleaner.
#Anonymous on Dec 26, 2018 :
@Slef Poland has progressive personal income tax rates. To distribute surplus from rich and most of them smart people Poland have income cap around 20000euro annual income. Higher tax rate applied for only what is higher than cap.
#Ted on Dec 14, 2018 :
Hi folks,

do someone know how much do I spend for food every month? I am an single man, rarely eat meat, prefer local and seasonal food. I do not go often to restaurant, but like to buy some street food from time to time.

My budget is 1000 zloty per month. But it would be nice if spend less. Is 600 - 800 Zlot realistic?
#Pronósticos Deportivos on Oct 30, 2018 :
Hello everyone!
It’s possible live in Krakow with 900€ (4000 PLN)?
And where I can rent a flat for short time (1 or 2 month)?
#slef on Oct 30, 2018 :
Is that exists? Annual income up to PLN 85 528 tax rate 18 % over 85 528 PLN tax rate 32 % Which is the rate of Social Insurance System contribution?
#9370 on Oct 15, 2018 :
Guys, each one has different expectations for standard of living. Numbeo has a great tool of cost of living comparison where it says how much should you earn in Cracow to maintain the same standard of living as your current income in your current city
#Anonymous on Oct 05, 2018 :
Hello, I have been offered 8500 PLN, for an IT firm. Is this enough for a decent standard of living? I would be moving with my wife. Please suggest
#Jakkala Venkateshwarlu on Sep 15, 2018 :
Hi I have a got an opportunity in Poland, from a Pharma firm and I have more than 13+ years’ experience. They are asking me salary expectations. As for my experience how much can I expect? Please can you help me?
#anonymous1991 on Jul 07, 2018 :
hi I might be getting in the Jagiellonian university for masters, the program has zero tuition fee and will be offering a monthly scholarship of 1500 PLN. Will this amount be sufficient for living in krakow and studying, will it cover costs of food, accommodation, entertainment?
#Su on Jul 03, 2018 :
Hi i will be moving to poland, got an opportunity from a IT firm, they are offering me 7,700 net salary. Is it ok to accept it or should i ask more to maintain a normal standard of living for a single person.
#Kris on Jul 01, 2018 :
#KK You can do it even in 2018 and easily. 800E equals 3400 PLN. For this you can have amazing apartment.
#Anonymous on May 10, 2018 :
How much it cost annually for a Good International English Primary School? 4500 zl per month around 45k per year. Price sky rocketing due to a lot of share service centers include reimbursement for external expat's kids school tuition. Same happens with property prices..a lot of hedge funds invest in properties(commercial&residential). For them money is 'cheap'. For you these are price of big city.
#Anonymous on Jan 22, 2018 :
Hello, Any people from Krakow can help me with few details about:

1. How much it cost annually for a Good International English Primary School?
#marco on Jan 17, 2018 :
I earned 6k net in Krakow in one of the banking offshoring centres. The life is Krakow was ok but after one year I decided to leave. Now I live in Amsterdam and it`s much more interesting and fun.
#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?