Warsaw is definitely the most expensive city in Poland, it still however remains cheaper than most European capitals. Personally, I do always check the price range of most important products before going abroad therefore I expect that also some of you, Warsaw visitors, is interested in the subject. In this post I will try to present prices of some exemplary products that may interest an ordinary tourist. All prices are in Polish local currency (PLN) and are actual as per April 2015.
The average exchange rate of EUR/PLN is 4,2.
Big Mac - 9,60 zł
Shish kebab (popular street food) - 13-16 zł
Espresso - 8 zł
Capuccino - 12-15 zł
Water (in a restaurant) - 7 zł
Beer (in a restaurant) - 8-12 zł
Burger - 25-30zł
Main course in an average restaurant - 40-60 zł
Bread - 3 zł
Water (1,5 L) - 2 zł
Chicken breast (1 kg) - 15 zł
Cheese (1 kg) - 25 zł
Milk (1 L) - 3 zł
Cinema tickets - 25-30 zł
Taxi (1 km) - 1,80-2,50 zł
Public transportation - please refer to the post
Supermarkets are generally open until 9 or 10 p.m. including Saturdays, and closing a little earlier on Sundays. Within the city center small groceries dominate the mercantile landscape, there are also liquor stores available - some of them operating 24h/day and offering basic groceries products as well.