Despite the fact that Poland belongs to the European Union and is in the group of rapidly developing countries, the cost of living here is not as drastic as it is in other countries with a similar economic status. Contrary to appearances, some products may actually be even cheaper than in Ukraine.
On the conversion of product values
Before starting to compare prices for basic goods in Poland and Ukraine, public earnings must be taken into account. It should be remembered that the average salary of a Pole is 3.5 thousand. PLN, in turn, in Ukraine is about 900 PLN. In turn, the minimum wage in Poland in 2019 is to amount to PLN 1,600 net.
With this in mind, it is worth realizing the real price of basic goods. For example: A Pole earning a national average can buy 1,400 breads per month (PLN 2.5), while in Ukraine this number will amount to 600 (bread for PLN 1.5).
Food and drinks
The most often purchased food products by Poles are meat, vegetables and bread. As a result, they are offered at a really affordable price, as well as in many variants. The cheapest bread will be given for PLN 1, the most expensive even for PLN 10. Huge stores and hypermarkets, which constantly develop their networks and increase the number of branches, play a huge role here. For this reason, almost every place in Poland has access to a cheap and well-stocked store.
|French fries||4 PLN/kg|
|Minced meat||10 PLN/kg|
|Frozen dumplings||8 PLN/kg|
|Beas can||6 PLN/kg|
Cosmetics, drugs, detergents, and hygiene products
Cosmetics and cleaning products can be found in most stores, even small ones. The situation is similar with drugs – these painkillers are available in both pharmacies, hypermarkets and kiosks. As with other basic goods, these are also available throughout the price range and offered by various brands.
|Hand cream||8 PLN/szt.|
|Liquid soap||6 PLN/op.|
|Toilet paper||0,80 PLN/szt.|
|Dishwashing liquid||3 PLN/op.|
|Floor soap||5 PLN/op.|
|Washing powder||14 PLN/kg|
|Cough syrup||10 PLN/szt.|
|Garbage bags||3 PLN/op.|
Rides and communication
Larger cities in Poland have a public transport system, and other cities can be reached by train or bus. Tickets are usually dependent on the length or time of the route. The current price of gasoline also plays a huge role here.
|Gasoline 95 Pb||5,50 PLN/l|
|Bus ticket Poznań-Warsaw||70 PLN|
|A ticket for the Poznań-Warsaw train||80 PLN|
|One-time city ticket||3 PLN|
|Transfer by taxi 10 km||30 PLN|
Both alcohol and cigarettes can be bought in Poland from the age of 18. At the checkout, he is often asked for an ID card to check if the customer is of legal age. The situation is similar with the entry to the clubs – the vast majority of them let only adults.
|Cinema ticket||25 PLN|
|Pizza with delivery||30 PLN|
|An entry ticket to the disco||20 PLN|