Minimum cost for a stay in Warsaw, Poland
General, Poland
 21 Jan '24
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If you are planning to visit Warsaw, the capital and largest city of Poland, you might be wondering how much it will cost you to stay there as a tourist. In this blog post, I will give you an overview of the minimum cost for a touristic stay in Warsaw, based on the average prices of accommodation, food, transportation and entertainment. I will use euros as the main currency, but I will also provide the equivalent amounts in Polish zloty (PLN), the official currency of Poland.

Accommodation

One of the biggest expenses for any traveler is accommodation. Warsaw offers a variety of options, from hostels and budget hotels to luxury apartments and boutique hotels. Depending on your preferences and budget, you can choose the one that suits you best.

The average price for a hostel dorm bed in Warsaw is 10 euros (40 PLN) per night, while a private room in a hostel costs around 25 euros (100 PLN) per night. A budget hotel room can cost between 30 and 50 euros (120-200 PLN) per night, while a mid-range hotel room can cost between 50 and 80 euros (200-320 PLN) per night. A luxury hotel room can cost between 100 and 200 euros (400-800 PLN) per night, while an apartment can cost between 40 and 100 euros (160-400 PLN) per night.

Type
From price/p./n.
Go!
Hotel – Double Room
39
Hotel – Single Room
37
Apartment
30
Guesthouse – Double Room
48
Guesthouse – Single Room
33
Dorm
9

Food

Another major expense for travelers is food. Warsaw has a rich culinary scene, with many restaurants serving traditional Polish dishes, as well as international cuisines. You can also find many fast food outlets, cafes, bakeries and supermarkets where you can buy food and drinks.

Eating out

The average price for a basic lunch menu (including a drink) in the business district of Warsaw is 10 euros (41 PLN), while a combo meal in a fast food restaurant (such as a Big Mac meal or similar) costs around 7 euros (30 PLN). A dinner in a mid-range restaurant for two people can cost between 20 and 40 euros (80-160 PLN), while a dinner in a high-end restaurant for two people can cost between 50 and 100 euros (200-400 PLN).

Type
Price from
Breakfast
Lunch
10
Lunch – Combo-meal (e.g. Big Mac meal)
7
Street food snack
Dinner (mid-range resto)
20-40 (2 people)
Dinner (high-end resto)
50-100 (2 people)
Treat
Total

Self-catering

The average price for a liter of milk in Warsaw is 1 euro (4.42 PLN), while a dozen eggs cost around 3 euros (14 PLN). A kilogram of tomatoes costs around 3 euros (12 PLN), while a kilogram of apples costs around 1 euro (4.12 PLN). A loaf of bread costs around 1 euro (4.54 PLN), while a bottle of wine costs around 9 euros (36 PLN). A half-liter bottle of domestic beer costs around 1 euro (4.34 PLN), while a half-liter bottle of imported beer costs around 2 euros (6.69 PLN).

Food ingredients
Price in €
1 liter milk
1
1 dozen eggs
3
1 kilo tomatoes
3
1 kilo apples
1
1 loaf of bread
1
1 bottle of wine
9
1 bottle 1/2 l. domestic beer
1
1 bottle 1/2 l. imported beer
2

Transportation

The cheapest and most convenient way to get around Warsaw is by public transportation, which includes buses, trams, metro and suburban trains. You can buy tickets at kiosks, vending machines or on board. You can also use mobile apps or contactless cards to pay for your rides.

Public transportation

The average price for a one-way ticket on public transportation in Warsaw is 1 euro (4.40 PLN), while a monthly pass costs around 27 euros (110 PLN). A taxi ride starts from 2 euros (8 PLN) and costs around 2 euros (8 PLN) per kilometer. You can also use ride-hailing apps like Uber or Bolt to book a car.

Transportation type
One-way ticket
Monthly pass
Public transportation
1
27
Transportation type
Starting
Price / kilometer
Go!
Taxi
2
2

Self driving

If you prefer to drive your own car, you should know that the average price for a liter of gasoline in Warsaw is 1.3 euros (5.38 PLN), while the average price for parking in the city center is 2 euros (8 PLN) per hour. You can also rent a car from various agencies, but you should expect to pay between 30 and 60 euros (120-240 PLN) per day, depending on the type and model of the car.

What?
Price
Go!
Gasoline
1.3/liter
Parking (city center)
> €4/hour
Rent a car
30-60/day

Entertainment

Warsaw has plenty of attractions and activities to offer to tourists, from historical monuments and museums to parks and gardens. You can also enjoy the nightlife, cultural events and shopping opportunities in the city.

The average price for a ticket to a museum or an art gallery in Warsaw is 5 euros (20 PLN), while a ticket to a cinema or a theater costs around 10 euros (40 PLN). A ticket to an amusement park or a zoo costs around 15 euros (60 PLN), while a ticket to a concert or a festival costs between 20 and 50 euros (80-200 PLN).

The average price for a drink in a pub or a bar in Warsaw is 3 euros (12 PLN), while a drink in a nightclub costs around 5 euros (20 PLN). The average price for a cocktail in a club or a lounge is 8 euros (32 PLN), while the average price for a bottle of champagne is 50 euros (200 PLN).

The average price for a pair of jeans in Warsaw is 78 euros (312 PLN), while a summer dress in a chain store costs around 40 euros (148 PLN). A pair of sneakers costs around 87 euros (348 PLN), while a pair of leather shoes costs around 102 euros (408 PLN).

Summary

To sum up, the minimum cost for a touristic stay in Warsaw, Poland, depends on your personal preferences and lifestyle. However, based on the average prices of the main categories of expenses, you can estimate that you will need at least 50 euros (200 PLN) per day per person, excluding accommodation. This means that for a week-long stay in Warsaw, you will need at least 350 euros (1400 PLN) per person, excluding accommodation. Of course, this is just a rough estimate, and you can always spend more or less depending on your choices and opportunities.

I hope this blog post was helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Have a great time in Warsaw!

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