Polish Prices – Basic groceries

February 11, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Basic Information, General, Lifestyle, Polish Business, Polish Matters, Shopping, Travelling Poland

Polish prices 300x282 Polish Prices   Basic groceries

Graphic © Arcady – Fotolia.com

Poland is known to have low prices compared to most of the other European Union states. However, I found that it may be difficult for tourists and business travellers to actually get a feeling for how much they will need to pay. The Polish prices are low, but perhaps not as low as some make them out to be.

 

For that reason, I have decided to start a series of posts with lists of common products or services people may need to but when visiting Poland. In this post you will find Polish prices for basic groceries. I have taken the numbers from a couple of Polish online grocery stores (or online supermarkets as they’re called) and converted them into some common foreign currencies – the Euro, the American and Canadian dollar and the British Pound.

Of course, the overall Polish prices for foreigners depend on the current exchange rates, so this post may become more or less current as those fluctuate. Nevertheless, we haven’t experienced any extremely radical exchange rate highs or lows in the last few years, so the tables I post should give you a good overall idea of how things are like.

I intend to post additional listings for Polish prices of alcohol and cigarettes, public transport, hotels, museums and a bunch of other things which, in my opinion, may be of interest. I would also like to move on to Polish prices of other things, which may not really trouble a tourist, but which may give an overview of the Polish economy – namely apartments and flats, property, cars, insurance and such. If there’s anything in particular that you consider of interest, please let me know.

Basic Groceries – Pricing
Name PLN EUR USD GBP CAD
Regular bread 2,99 zł € 0,72 $0,96 £0,61 $0,96
Toast

6,99 zł

€ 1,68

$2,25

£1,43

$2,25

Milk (1L) 2,69 zł € 0,65 $0,86 £0,55 $0,86
Butter (200g) 4,69 zł € 1,12 $1,51 £0,96 $1,51
Spread (400g) 5,99 zł € 1,44 $1,93 £1,22 $1,93
Soft cheese (local brand) 2,19 zł € 0,53 $0,70 £0,45 $0,70
Cottage chese (local brand) 1,89 zł € 0,45 $0,61 £0,39 $0,61
Soft cheese (common brand) 4,49 zł € 1,08 $1,44 £0,92 $1,44
Local sausage (500g) 14,99 zł € 3,59 $4,82 £3,07 $4,82
Local ham (1kg) 30,00 zł € 7,19 $9,65 £6,13 $9,65
Smoked bacon (200g) 5,00 zł € 1,20 $1,61 £1,02 $1,61
Eggs (10 pcs) 5,00 zł € 1,20 $1,61 £1,02 $1,61
Fruit Yoghurt (250g) 1,39 zł € 0,33 $0,45 £0,28 $0,45
Tomatos (1kg) 6,00 zł € 1,44 $1,93 £1,23 $1,93
Potatos (1kg) 1,69 zł € 0,41 $0,54 £0,35 $0,54
Frozen pizza 8,00 zł € 1,92 $2,57 £1,64 $2,57
Microwave dish 4,00 zł € 0,96 $1,29 £0,82 $1,29
Chocolate bar 1,69 zł € 0,41 $0,54 £0,35 $0,54
 Coca Cola (2L) 6,50 zł € 1,56 $2,09 £1,33 $2,09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

So, the table above hopefully gives you a touch and feel for the Polish prices in your regular corner store or supermarket. Please be aware that those are flexible – you will pay more in a small store in the center of Warsaw and quite a bit less in a supermarket placed a bit away from the main business quarters.

If you have any questions about that data or Polish prices in general – please contact me and I will try to help out as much as I can.