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.
Up to 71 percent of Polish women consider themselves financially independent while another 40 percent have their own savings, according to new research.