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Re: Cost of living in Poland - now compared to a couple of years ago.

I find that impossible to believe - when was the last time you were here?

To suggest that prices in Poland are more expensive than in the west would indicate that Poland is well and truly finished and stand by for the revolution, as people commented in the times of communism "something will have to give".
The sad thing on top of all this is that wages are more than double in countries like Australia.

Its hard to specifically compare prices except speak generally, ie the price of eggs can vary a lot, like are they free range, what size, are they bought in a supermarket or market and lastly were they on a special.
Well having said that a dozen eggs would cost between 3$ (6zl) to 7$ (14zl) likewise bread could cost between 2$ to 10$ a loaf (4 to 20zl)
I recently purchased some John Dory fresh fish at the market, cost 35$ (70zlote) a kilogram. I doubt if too many people in Poland receiving the pension would purchase fish at that cost.
Unless wages increase dramatically in Poland something will have to give.

Re: Cost of living in Poland - now compared to a couple of years ago.

>>I seem to remember Marlboro cost 5 zloty for a pack of 20 on my last visit. Polish beer was 2 zloty a bottle.

Marlboro? 8.30 PLN last time I bought a pack... (still cheaper than the UK, but have increased massively recently)

Re: Cost of living in Poland - now compared to a couple of years ago.

Sorry it might not have been Marlboro. 5 zloty just stuck in my mind. I don't smoke but was amazed at how cheap cigarettes were. 8 zloty is still too cheap in my view.