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Housing & Living Costs in Poland

Feb 12, 2014

Not only the high quality of teaching and safety, but also the low cost of living in Poland makes the country quite attractive to European and international students. Due to Poland’s ongoing economic development process, the cost of living is significantly lower compared to other European countries.

Overall, you will need around 500 USD per month (around 1,800 PLN) for your accommodation, food and transport expenses. Eating and drinking out is very cheap, while for a monthly transportation card you will only need to pay 15-17 USD with the student discount.


As for student accommodation, we have good news! Student accommodation in Poland is  super student-friendly with prices starting from 70-90 USD per month for a shared room in student dormitories and 120-180 USD for a single room. Each university offers different style dormitories and options, so contact your admitted university for more information. 

As a student you also have the option to live in private accommodation. The cost of living varies depending on the city. In bigger cities like Warsaw or Krakow the monthly cost of renting a flat is higher, reaching up to 400 USD. In smaller student cities like Gdansk, Poznan or Wroclaw the cost is lower. A very nice way to meet new people and minimize the cost of living in Poland is sharing a flat with locals. That way you will only have to pay around 180-240 USD per month.

Here are some examples of the cost of living in Poland: 

Meal120.00 Złoty
Coffee9.00 Złoty
Beer8.00 Złoty
Cinema Ticket25.00 Złoty
Monthly Rentfrom 1,700 to 4,000 Złoty
Monthly Transport100.00 Złoty

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Useful housing websites in Poland:

Student Room Flat is a booking platform offering mid & long-term rental solutions for international students and interns. All Hosts and Properties are verified by their team assuring a safe stay to their tenants. They have already welcomed thousands of international students in their flat-sharing apartments and Co-living spaces in Krakow. Their goal is to make international students feel at home, becoming part of their large community of tenants!

Prime Real Estate & Investments offer a large number of rentals in main Polish cities. They have a wide knowledge about the real estate market and can help you find the perfect student flat exactly matching your needs. Clear conditions - no additional fees. They only charge after signing the contract.

Learn more about studying in Poland:

Study in Poland - Overview

Over 45,000 international students choose Poland as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why.

Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Poland? Both public and private universities follow the objectives and the standards set by the Bologna process.

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Poland to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Poland vary but education for international students is still far lower than in many other European countries.

Language & Culture

Poland is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more!

Application Process

Entry requirements in Poland vary from university to university. Here you can find more information about the application process for both EU and non-EU citizens.


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