Useful information

Erasmus code of AWF Katowice: PL KATOWIC05


around 300 Euro (including accomodation) but it may vary depending on individual needs.


Polish currency unit - 1 złoty = 100 groszy
Available notes: 20, 50, 100 and 200-złoty notes (PLN)
Coins: 1, 2, 5 złoty and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 groszy.
Money can be exchanged at banks, hotels and exchange offices (called "Kantor"). Cash can be withdrawn at banks, ATM's and post offices (a limited amount of money). There is also a possibility to use cheques (Eurocheques), credit cards (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Eurocard)

Cost of living
To give you an idea of the sum of money necessary for living as a student in Katowice, see the 1-month budget below. The sum proposed will only cover modest expenditures but still ensures a proper standard of living during your stay.
Currency exchange rate:
1 EUR = 4 - 4,2 PLN
 1 USD = 3,4 PLN

Language tips:

 Hello - Cześć

 Thank you – Dziękuję

You’re welcome – Nie ma za co

 Good morning/afternoon - Dzień dobry

 Goodbye - Do widzenia

 Excuse me - Przepraszam

 Where is...? - Gdzie jest...?

 My name is ... - Mam na imię ...

 I am ... - Jestem ...

 Nice to meet you - Miło mi Cię poznać

 Good luck – Powodzenia

I don’t speak Polish – Nie mówię po polsku

Do you speak English? – Czy mowsz po angielsku?

I don’t understand – Nie rozumiem

How much does it cost? – Ile to kosztuje?

I’m lost – Zgubiłem się

Stop! Thief! – Stać! Złodziej!

I need a doctor! – Potrzebuję lekarza!



Train ticket Katowice – Warsaw ->25-30 zł

Train ticket Katowice – Cracow ->8-12 zł

Train ticket Katowice – Wrocław ->20-22 zł

Train ticket Katowice – Poznań ->25-20 zł

Train ticket Katowice – Gdańsk ->30-35 zł

Monthly bus-tram ticket – 65 zł

Taxi – 1,60 zł/km (2,70 zł/km at night)

Still water – 2,50 zł/1,5 l

Sugar – 3,50 zł/1 kg

Cereal – 5-10 zł