Households that use electricity to heat their homes will also be included in a comprehensive government support scheme, the Ministry of Family and Social Policy has announced.
Poland is to cap electricity prices for all households from next year, with a limit of up to 2,000 kWh of annual use.
Donald Tusk, leader of Poland's main opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), has criticized the government decision to offer a one-off allowance of PLN 3,000 (EUR 636) for all households with coal-fired heating.
The Polish government will spend PLN 11.5 billion (EUR 2.41 billion) this year to subsidise coal purchases for homes with coal-fired stoves.
Gas bills for households and some public entities such as hospitals will not increase this year, under new legislation aimed at protecting some vulnerable consumers from soaring gas prices.
According to a CBOS survey, 55 percent of Poles say that, in general, the year 2021 was good for them personally, 4.9 percentage points higher than in the same survey for 2020.
Electricity bills will rise by about 24 percent net and gas bills will surge by 54 percent net next year after Poland's regulator approved new tariffs as power producers struggle with high prices for natural gas and EU CO2 emission rights.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has stated that Poland is against the introduction of a new EU tax on households, but admitted that there was a strong lobby in the European Commission that supported such solution.
The disposable income of Polish households rose in 2019 by 6 percent year on year, one of the best results in the world, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The apartment rental sector in Poland is small and dominated by individual owners, with 4 percent of households privately renting among which just 1 percent use institutional leases, a CBRE report shows.