How much do I need to live in Kraków?
Generally the misconception that you can live like a Lord in Kraków on UK/US or ‘western’ wages, may have been true 20 years ago, but is not quite so true today.
Definitely, your money will go further here, but all of a sudden the realisation hits, you find that the cost of living quickly adds up and is much closer in many regards to where you came from and more than you expected, or hoped!
Of course, this is always a generalisation as it depends on which country you are from, your personal circumstances, way of life and your living standards set against your expectations.
- In general, food shopping, eating out, entertainment, public transport are cheaper. (compared to UK)
- Fuel, cars, clothing are roughly about the same.
- Electronics, and any ‘luxury’ goods are more expensive.
For a more detailed comparison, check out the cost of living comparison sites below, or to get the local perspective from Kraków Expats, go to the and ask the members for their experiences. Kraków Expats Facebook group