Polish currency, daily expenses and prices

POLISH CURRENCY...

...is złoty (PLN, zł.). One złoty is divided to 100 groszy (1 zł = 100 gr).

Banknotes and coins that are in circulation:

Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 złoty

Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 gr (groszy) and 1, 2, 5 zł (złoty)

Currencies may be exchanged in numerous bureaux de change or in banks. Currency exchange points (kantor) are usually located in city centres, at railway stations, airports, in some hotels and in places with a higher numbers of tourists. Official current exchange rates are set by the National Bank of Poland (NBP).

 

DAILY EXPENSES

Students should have at least 1000 - 1200 PLN (240 – 290 EUR) per month at their disposal to cover the basic living expenses. Study-related costs should be added to this amount. However, students are advised not to bring large amounts of cash, as the University is not responsible for any of their belongings (cash, computers, smartphones, etc.) and we cannot guard them.

Some basics:

• bread: 3 – 6 PLN

• glass of beer (café - bar): 5 – 10 PLN

• restaurant in town (single dish): from 15 PLN

• fast food: 4 – 20 PLN

• cinema ticket: 14 – 29 PLN

• daily newspaper: 2.50 – 6.00 PLN

• singe bus ticket (time system, discount included – valid only with your student card!):

• PLN / 15 min ; 1.50 PLN/ 30 min; 2.00 PLN/ 60 min.

• monthly ticket (all regular bus and tram lines, discount included): 50 PLN