Warsaw is a cool city with a lot of history and a nice, developing, skyline from a fair amount of high rises in the city center. I was treating this as just a bit of a stopover to take a look and didn’t do much more than wander around, and it’s a sprawling city that’s rather flat, which made for nice walks. I’ll be looking to go back to explore more in the future.
This was a 7-night stay…
- Accommodation – $357.46* (additional information below)
- Getting around locally – $0 (I walked a lot. FYI, they seem to have a good public transportation system, I just didn’t feel like using it.)
- Living expenses – $158.69 (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 $549.69 / 7 nights = $78.53 per
- I booked an apartment on Booking.com with Good Time Apartments – Warsaw City Centre, which looks to have a lot of options in the city. After booking you’re sent directions on how to enter the building and given a code for a lockbox next to the door to get the keys, much like I’m used to with Airbnb’s. Poland seems to have quite a few of these types of rentals, they’re great for medium to long stays. The view of the Palace of Culture and Science from the apartment was beautiful!
Transportation to and from varies too much, so I’ve left it out along with most incidental/one-time personal costs. But for those interested, this trip included a direct train ride from Kraków Glowny (Main Station) to Warsaw Centralna on PKP Intercity (TLK) for 84 PLN ($19.32). 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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