In 2022, Poland saw a decline in real economic well-being due to high inflation, according to recent data from the Central Statistical Office GUS. While nominal household incomes increased, adjusting for inflation revealed a decrease in real incomes compared to the previous year. Self-employed individuals had the highest income but also the highest expenditures, with monthly disposable income per person averaging PLN 2,540. Retired households faced the lowest disposable income per person at PLN 1,809, 19.6% below the national average. Farmers had the lowest average monthly expenditures per person, at PLN 1,151, 22% lower than the national average.
Urban areas had higher incomes and expenses than rural areas, and childless couples fared better financially compared to those with three or more children.