Money

Currency
The official Polish currency is the zloty (złoty – zł; PLN). One zloty divides into 100 grosz (gr).

Exchange rate
Money can be exchanged in banks and exchange offices (KANTOR). The Polish National Bank’s exchange rates are available at www.nbp.pl 

Banks
The banking network in Poland is quite well organized. The full list of banks in Poland is available at the website of the National Bank of Poland (www.nbp.pl).

Opening a bank account in Poland
In order to open a bank account in Poland you need a valid passport (or other ID document in case of EU citizens).  Additionally, some banks also require a document certifying that you are a student in Poland (ex. Electronic Student Card) and a residence permit.
You can open a bank account in PLN or in a foreign currency.