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Statistical Data

Google entries for Warsaw 104.000.000

Population development
Founded 13th century
City rights 1323
City area 517.24 km2
Population density 3,460/km2

1700 30,000
1939 1,300,000
1945 420,000
1950 803,800
1960 1,136,00
2019 1,790,658 (1st in Poland, 8th in EU)


Prior to the Second World War, Warsaw hosted the world’s second largest Jewish population after New York — approx. 30 percent of the city’s total population in the late 1930s.
Warsaw is the most diverse city in Poland with significant numbers of foreign-born residents.

Foreign residents (2019)    Population
Ukraine 14,765
Belarus 3,448
Vietnam 2,957
Russia 1,882
India 1,837
France 1,080
China 1,000
Italy 891
Turkey 845

Females per 100 males (as of Dec. 31, 2019) 117
Pre-working population (2019) 18.3%
Working population (2019) 57.3%
Post-working population (2019) 24.4%
Marriages per 1000 population (2019) 5.16
Births per 1000 population (2019) 11.98
Deaths per 1000 population (2019) 10.70
Net internal and international migration for permanent residence per 1000 population 5.74


People and Age
(as of 2019)
Males 824,339
Females 966,319
0-17 years 327,772
18-64 years 1,092,934
65+ years 369,952


Max. temperature average (°C) 12.6
Min. temperature average (°C) 8.5
Rainfall/year (mm) 529
Rainfall / days 163


(as of Oct. 29, 2020)
Total cases in Poland 299K
Recovered cases in Poland 124K
Deaths in Poland 4,851
Cases per 1M people in Poland 7,792
Total cases in Masovian Voivodeship (Warsaw) 6,878
Deaths in Masovian Voivodeship 387
Cases per 1M people in Masovian Voivodeship 1,277
First confirmed case in Masovia March 8, 2020
First death in Masovia March 22, 2020


Official language Polish
Languages having the status of national minority language Armenian, Belarusian, Czech, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Languages having the status of ethnic minority’s language Karaim, Rusyn (Lemko), Romani languages, Tatar
Languages of new diasporas and immigrant communities Greek, Vietnamese (the biggest immigrant community in Poland)


(as of 2017)
The University of Warsaw has been Poland’s number one university four times in a row.
The Warsaw University of Technology came in 3rd.
Warsaw was the only city in Poland to receive “very high” in terms of fluency in the EF English Proficiency Index.
In the academic year 2016/2017, 63 higher education institutions were functioning in Warsaw. There were approx. 227,000 enrolled students of which approx. 19,000 were foreigners, making up 29% of all foreigners studying in Poland.


(1st half of 2020)
Number of private housing 8958
Number of housing for sale or rent 8664
Number of municipal housing 16
Average useful floor area of one private apartment in m2 203.3
Average useful floor are of one apartment for sale or rent in m2 57.1
Monthly rent for 85m2 furnished accommodation in normal area 781 EUR
Utilities for 1 month for 2 people in a 85m2 flat 125 EUR
Monthly rent for a 45m2 furnished studio in normal area 502 EUR


Cost of living
(as of Oct. 2020)
Estimated monthly costs for a family of four 2,363 EUR
Estimated monthly costs for a single person 1,299 EUR
Cost of living in Warsaw is more expensive than 67% of cities in Eastern Europe (8 out of 21)
Basic lunchtime menu in the business district 6 EUR
Combo meal in fast food restaurant 4.50 EUR
500g boneless chicken breast 1.95 EUR
12 eggs, large 2.20 EUR
1kg of potatoes 0.70 EUR
Bread for 2 people for a day 0.69 EUR
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5.37 EUR
1 pair of jeans 67 EUR
Monthly public transportation ticket 23 EUR
1 liter of gas 1.08 EUR
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.37 EUR
2 tickets to the movies 13 EUR
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3.86 EUR


Quality of life
(as of 2017)
42% of the total area of Warsaw is green space, which comprises 88 parks, 242 squares and greens, 12 nature reserves and 7 Natura 2000 areas.
Over 530km-long cycle network and over 5,000 public bikes including 100 electric bikes, 60 child bikes and 45 tandem bikes.
20th place in the World’s Safest Capital Cities league table.
93% of residents have positive impressions for Warsaw as a place to live


(during the 2nd quarter of 2020)
Utilization of rooms in hotels 11.2%
Utilization of other hotel facilities 18.4%
Average length of stay of a domestic tourist in tourist accommodation 2.2 nights
Average length of stay of a foreign tourist in tourist accommodation 3.4 nights
Arrivals of tourists, total (2017) 9,680,000


Warsaw Uprising
The Warsaw Uprising broke out at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 1, 1944. The insurgents wanted to liberate the capital city from Hitler’s occupation before the entry of the Soviet Army and thus ensure Poland’s sovereignty after the end of the war. Warsaw Uprising was the largest resistance act of this type in Nazi-occupied Europe.

-    The Uprising lasted 63 days
-    Approximately 30,000 Home Army soldiers from the Warsaw District took up the fight
-    Only 10% of the insurgents were armed
-    Insurgents had to face approximately 20,000 fully armed soldiers who used armoured front units, artillery and aircrafts
-    18,000 insurgents were killed and 25,000 were injured.
-    Approximately 150,000 civilians died
-    Approximately 500,000 residents were expelled from Warsaw after its capitulation
-    The last shot was fired on late October 2, 1944.


Public safety
(first half of 2020)
Total ascertained crime 23881
Of which are criminal 16072
Of which are economic 6229
Of which are traffic 1042
Road accidents 322 (26.7% decrease from previous year)
Road collisions on the streets of Warsaw 11407 (25.0% decrease from previous year)
Number of rescue action by the State Fire Service of Warsaw 5939


(as of 2017)
GDP 80.3bn EUR (17.2% of national GDP)
GDP/capita 45,700 EUR (218.7% of the national average)
Ranking of European cities with the best economic prospects 26th place
Ranking of competitiveness in business and financial services in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 1st place
Modern office space in m2 5.28 million


Structure of average employment
(as of August 2020)
Trade; repair of motor vehicles 21.8%
Transportation and storage 20.8%
Industry 17.3%
Administrative and support service activities 10.9%
Information and communication 10.2%
Professional, scientific and technical activities 7.9%
Construction 4.7%
Accommodation and catering 2.5%
Other sectors 3.9%


Registered unemployment
(as of August 2020)
Registered unemployed persons 24168 (30.3% more than in the corresponding period of 2019)
Registered unemployed women 11802 (24.3% more than in the corresponding period of 2019)
Registered unemployment rate 10.8%
Number of persons not entitled to the unemployment benefit 82.6% of the total unemployed
Number of unemployed persons per job offer 23


Revenues, cost and financial results of enterprises
(January-March 2020 in million PLN)
Revenues from total activity 185383.1 (40,061.60 million EUR)
Cost of obtaining revenues from total activity 179874.8 (38,871.24 million EUR)
Gross financial result 5508.2 (1190.33 million EUR)
Net financial result 3937.4 (850.88 million EUR)


Wages and salaries
(as of August 2020)
Average monthly gross wages and salaries in the enterprise sector PLN 6540.32 (~1411,75 EUR)


State expenditure on culture and protection of national heritage
(as of 2019)
Museums 32.6%
Centers of culture and art 10.3%
Protection of historical monuments 8.1%
Theaters 8.5%
Archives 8.5%
Libraries 4.7%
Philharmonic halls, orchestras and choirs 3.8%
Radio and television activities 1.4%
Others 22.1%


Household expenditure on selected cultural goods and services
(as of 2019)
Radio and TV licence fees 26.9%
Purchase of audio and video appliances 10.4%
Theater, music hall, cinema entry fees 10.0%
Newspapers and periodicals 7.0%
Books and other publications 6.6%
Purchase of photographic and film equipment and services 2.4%
Purchase of sound and image carriers 1.4%
Others 35.3%


Members of artistic group by demographic
(as of 2019)
                           Theater      Music/Instr.  Vocal/Choirs  Dance     Folk      Other
Youth                  69.6%         68.8%           41.8%.            88.3%      48.2%.   60.6%
Age 60 +             15.1%         10.1%           39.6%.            4.2%.      32.5%.    24.4%
Other members   15.3%         20.1%           18.6%.            7.5%       19.3%.    15.0%