Dec 2021 Poznań Poland

Poznań is another beautiful Polish city that looks to be going through a good amount of renovation/redevelopment. I’ve seen cranes, excavations, and road/tram line construction in nearly every city I’ve been to so far in Poland. It makes me excited to see what these places will look like in a few years. Poland seems to be very underrated to me; it’s gorgeous!

The Christmas Market was great and there was a nice bit of snow early on in my stay which made for such a beautiful sight!

This was a 7-night stay…

  • Accommodation –  $457.56* (additional information below)
  • Getting around locally – $19.77 (7 day public transportation ticket))
  • Living expenses – $137.65 (groceries and eating out)
  • Activities – $0
  • Mobile phone/data  – $17.41 (I use Google Fi which provides service in most countries. If you’re interested, and based in the U.S., you can use this paid link to sign up, which will give me a referral fee at no extra cost to you)
  • Medical insurance – $16.13 (I’m using SafetyWing; rates are determined by age, and mine is slightly above the base. If you’re interested there is a paid link/banner on the right side of the page)

Total $648.52 / 7 nights = $92.65 per

*Hotel info

  • I booked an apartment with Apartamenty I.M.A. Towarowa, hesitantly through Expedia (I’m not a fan as of late due to their horrible customer service, and their prices aren’t often competitive in my searches). It seems they have a few in the building, but the apartment I got was pretty nice; full studio with a kitchenette on the 12th floor with a washing machine. They provided a clothes rack, which I only mention because oddly, I’ve seen a lot of places with washing machines and no place to hang dry your clothes.

Transportation to and from varies too much, so I’ve left it out of the above breakdown along with most incidental/one-time personal costs. But for those interested, this trip included a direct train ride from Gdańsk Główny to Poznań on PKP Intercity (TLK) for 81 PLN ($19.95) (1st class). All other standard day to day expenses are included to give an idea of how much basic living costs in the area are. Groceries will sometimes include basic personal care items (i.e. toothpaste, deodorant, etc.).

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**** At time of writing – 4,05 PLN = 1 USD

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