Cost of living in Poland for students
We understand how important it is to understand the cost of living while studying. Therefore, in this article, we tried to describe the main costs associated with the student’s residence in Poland, which should be addressed.
1. RENTAL OF HOUSING
One of the most important issues to be addressed with the attention of the person. Because the cost of living is influenced by many factors:
STUDENT HOUSE (AKADEMIK)
|In our opinion, it is the best option for students, especially for those who have just completed their studies. The rooms in the hostels have different standards and are designed for 2-3 students and are equipped with fridges, beds, writing desks, cabinets for things, unlimited internet access. The hostel itself is divided into: block (WS for 2 rooms, one kitchen for the corridor), corridor (WS and kitchen for corridor), and apartment type (WS and kitchen for 2-3 rooms).
The cost of living in hostels depends on:
But please, pay your attention to the fact that:
PRIVATE STUDENT HOUSES
|It is the best option for students enrolled in an institution that does not have its own dormitories (or places already exhausted).
The cost of living depends on:
ROOM RENTAL IN APPARTMENT
|When looking for a room, you need to consider the following factors:
The minimum rental price in Poland is from PLN 500 (€ 121) for smaller cities (Lublin, Rzeszow, Radom) and from PLN 700 (€ 170) for Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan.
|The cost of renting an apartment depends primarily on:
2.THE COST OF FEEDING IN POLAND FOR THE STUDENT
Student spending for meals in Poland depends on whether he will prepare himself or plans to attend student dining, catering, and cafes. In the first case, buying products in supermarkets can really be spent from 280 PLN / month. (70 EUR / month).
Approximate food prices in supermarkets in Poland:
Cost of lunch:
- in student dining – from 8 PLN (1.95 €);
- catering establishments, cafes – from 12 PLN (2.92 €);
3. TRANSPORTATION PRICES FOR STUDENTS
Travel costs are almost the same for all cities in Poland. Students who have a student ticket can rely on a 50% discount on public transport tickets. The most optimal way for a student is to use fare tickets:
- Monthly travel – 50 PLN (12,20 €);
- Travel for 5 months – 180 PLN (43.9 €).
A travel ticket gives you the right to use any public transport, regardless of time.
The cost of tickets for public transport without a fare ticket:
- Ticket for 20-30 minutes – PLN 1,5 (0,36 €);
- Hourly ticket – 1.8 – 2 PLN (0.43 – 0.46 €);
- Ticket for 24 hours – PLN 7,5 (€ 1,82).
4. MOBILE COMMUNICATION IN POLAND
The cost of mobile communication depends on the student (more conversations or the Internet). Here are examples of the two best-priced tariff plans:
- The cost of the tariff plan includes: free calls to all Polish operators and 20 gigabytes of internet is PLN 25 per month. (6.1 € / month). Lycamobile operator.
- cost of a tariff plan that includes unlimited internet is PLN 50 per month. (12,20 € / month). Play operator.
But to save you can take advantage of the free wifi access in public places (in squares, parks and cafes), hostels and universities using messengers.
5. MEDICAL INSURANCE IN POLAND
Treatment in Poland is really expensive, so we recommend that students (adults) come to an agreement with the NFZ (People’s Health Foundation) in order to be able to continue to visit a doctor free of charge, to take tests, and so on.
- The cost of the insurance is approximately 50 PLN (12,20 €);
6. MEANS OF HYGIENE
The standard budget set – soap, toothpaste, antiperspirant, shaving means – plus 25 PLN / month. (6.1 € / month).
The cost of living in Poland for a student, at a minimal cost, will be – from 405 PLN / month. (98 € / month) + rental cost of housing. We did not take into account the cost of clothes and the cost of spending free time for these expenses.