2019 cost of living ranking: Poland As part of its Cost of Living data services, Mercer surveys commodity prices throughout the world. In this series of infographics, we examine the cost of commonly consumed beverages over the last five years in China, Mexico, Poland, and South Africa. Expatriate cost of living in Poland Overall cost of living ranking for expatriates in Polish cities Located in Central Europe, Poland is at a crossroads of trans-European trade. A new network of highways and expressways has improved the availability of goods and kept costs stable, overall. Here is how four of the largest cities in Poland for which Mercer surveys cost of living would fit in our global Cost of Living Ranking. *Actual ranking (included in the global cost of living ranking) **Virtual Ranking (not included in the global cost of living ranking) Beverage prices in Poland from 2014 to 2019 Beer 0.33 liter of an international brand beer Thanks to greater availability, only 1 of the 4 Polish cities surveyed has experienced a price increase in the price of a bottle of beer. Coffee A cup of an espresso coffee at a popular and fashionable cafe, including service Only 2 of the 4 surveyed cities in Poland saw an increase in the price of a cup of espresso. Milk One liter of pasteurized whole milk, 2.5% or more fat content Since 2015, the easing of production limits in the EU has enabled Poland to rapidly grow milk production and become one of the largest producers in the Eastern and Central European countries. Hence, all cities in Poland have seen the price for one liter of pasteurized milk hold steady or decrease. Water One liter of non-sparkling mineral water Only 2 of the 4 surveyed cities in Poland saw an increase in the price of one liter of non-sparkling water.