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Living Conditions in Poland

Banks:



Being registered as a foreign student, you have a choice of bank accounts in Poland:

  • Polish currency bank account (ROR-type) - you need your passport and letter from Socrates Office confirming your status.
  • Foreign currency bank account - besides passport, you are required to deliver your custom declaration you are given at crossing border. The declaration must describe how much money you have into

You can also use your credit cards: Visa, American Express, Eurocard, Eurocheque are accepted in most hotels and banks in all large cities in Poland.

Shopping:



In the city you will find many shops where you can get almost everytihng you need. There are several big Shopping Centres also.

Approximate cost of living:


  • Dinner in student cafeteria (obiad) - 5 PLN
  • Milk (mleko) - 2 PLN
  • Bread (chleb) - 2 PLN
  • Butter (masło) - 4 PLN
  • Egg (jajko) - 0,30 PLN
  • Apples (jabłka) - 2,5 PLN
  • Pizza - 10 PLN
  • Yoghurt (jogurt) - 1 PLN
  • Cigarettes (papierosy) - 10 PLN
  • Beer (piwo) - 3 PLN (in shops, in pubs 4-15)
  • Tram / Bus ticket (bilet na tramwaj / autobus):
    • 1,25 zł - one-time ride
    • 1,50 zł - 1 hour travel
  • Cinema (kino) - 13-28 PLN
  • Daily newspaper (gazeta) - 2,5 PLN
  • Washing powder (proszek do prania) - 6 PLN
  • Toothpaste (pasta do zębów) - 6-10 PLN
  • Shampoo (szampon) - 6-10 PLN
Author: Dzial Ksztalcenia
Translator: Dzial Ksztalcenia
Last updated: 08.10.2010