Eurostat has prepared its annual report about food and services prices across Europe, taking into consideration not only EU member states, but also its candidate countries and three EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) as of June 2017. The organisation examined such costs as food, beverage, tobacco, clothing and footwear prices, energy, furniture, household appliances and consumer goods costs, personal transport equipment, transport services, communication, restaurant and hotel prices.
The outcomes showed that after summing up all this expenditure, Polish households scored the seventh lowest result across the European continent. The survey established that Poland had exceptionally low prices of household appliances and consumer electronics among EU countries. Overall, the highest price level among EU member states was observed in Denmark, 39 per cent above the average, while in Bulgaria the price level was 52 per cent below the EU average.
European countries with the highest price levels in 2017:
- United Kingdom
European countries with the lowest price levels in 2017:
- FYR of Macedonia
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
If you are curious what typical prices of Polish food products are, see the image below and compare it with your country. Remember that EUR 1 ~ PLN 4.24 and USD 1 ~ PLN 3.81 (as of June 2017):