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If you’re a Nectar member you can get a better exchange rate when you buy Polish Zloty from us*. All you have to do is tell us your Nectar card number when you place your order in store or online.
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Polish currency and other useful information
Facts and figures
- Polish Zloty is only used in Poland
- The currency code for Polish Zloty is PLN and the currency symbol is zł
- Polish Zloty banknotes are issued in 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Zloty
- Coins consist of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Groszy, as well as 1, 2 and 5 Zloty. (Note that we don’t sell or buy coins)
- 1 Zloty = 100 Groszy
- The word “zloty” means “golden” in Polish
It’s a good idea to carry some small-denomination notes and coins in cash. Some cafes, shops and vendors may not take cards or have change for 100zł and 200zł notes.
Using your bank card in Poland
It’s usually easy to find an ATM in Poland. Even small towns tend to have at least one and most of them accept Visa and Mastercard. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and restaurants as well.
Many banks in Poland will let you withdraw money from their ATMs without charging a transaction fee . Your bank might charge you for international ATM usage though, so make sure you check this before you go.
If given the option to convert your ATM transaction to Pounds on the spot, don’t. You’ll most likely get a better rate if you stick with Polish Złoty.
Typical daily costs in Poland
Looking for a rough idea of what you might spend per day in Poland? It will obviously depend quite a bit on where you’re going and how you like to holiday, but Lonely Planet offers the following guidance.
On a budget? You could get by on less than 200zł:
- Typical, low-cost guesthouse or hostel dorm: 50zł
- Meal in a milk bar (traditional, budget ‘diner’) and self-catering: 30zł
- Day pass for public transport: 15zł
Want something a bit less rustic? Budget 200–600zł per day:
- Daily rate for a midrange hotel or pension: 200–400zł
- Lunch and dinner in decent restaurants: 80–100zł
- Museums: 10–30zł
Looking for luxury? Be prepared to spend around 800-1,000zł or more per day:
- Double room in an upmarket hotel: 600–800zł
- Meal in a high end restaurant: 200–300zł
- Opera ticket: 200zł
(Figures taken from lonelyplanet.com in February 2021.)
Top Polish attractions
Looking for tips on fun things to see and do in Poland? To help you plan ahead and figure out your holiday budget, we’ve listed some popular attractions and day trips below.
The admission prices of the following Trip Advisor ‘Traveller Favourites’ were correct as of February 2021:
- Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), Warsaw: free on Fridays / from 15zł
- Lost Souls Alley (Krakow): from 35zł
- Wieliczka Salt Mine (Krakow): standard ticket 93zł
- Auschwitz - Birkenau Memorial Tour from Krakow: from 100zł
- Day trip tour of Zakopane and Thermal Pools (from Krakow): from 300zł
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