How Much Does It Cost?
Although as capital, Warsaw is generally a little more expensive than the rest of Poland, in general prices for most goods and services are equivalent to, or in some cases cheaper than, those in Western Europe. For currency exchange, the best value is to withdraw zlotys from ATMs – known as ‘bankomats’ in Poland – as most banks won’t charge a commission for this. Failing that, the high street exchange shops known as ‘kantors’ generally offer better rates for cash than dealing over the counter with banks.
Public transport is relatively inexpensive, with a one-day unlimited tram/bus pass costing 12zl (2,80€) for zone 1. Rail travel can be much cheaper than in Western Europe, but expect to pay rather more for express services than for slower local trains.
In the tables below we’ve set out the prices for various typical goods, as well as what you can reasonably expect to spend on drinks, entertainment, taxis, etc.