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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sofia and Istanbul 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 2.06% lower than in Sofia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 6.65% lower than in Sofia
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 21.96% lower than in Sofia
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 11.68% lower than in Sofia
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 2.45% higher than in Sofia
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 27.13% lower than in Sofia
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 лв
(39.00 TL)
9.23 лв
(30.00 TL)
     -23.08 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 лв
(162.50 TL)
36.92 лв
(120.00 TL)
     -26.15 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 лв
(29.25 TL)
7.38 лв
(24.00 TL)
     -17.95 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.60 лв
(8.45 TL)
5.54 лв
(18.00 TL)
     +113.02 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 лв
(11.38 TL)
6.15 лв
(20.00 TL)
     +75.82 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.39 лв
(7.76 TL)
3.68 лв
(11.95 TL)
     +53.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 лв
(5.53 TL)
1.28 лв
(4.17 TL)
     -24.57 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.14 лв
(3.70 TL)
0.49 лв
(1.58 TL)
     -57.31 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.67 лв
(24.92 TL)
5.17 лв
(16.79 TL)
     -32.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.04 лв
(3.39 TL)
0.66 лв
(2.13 TL)
     -37.19 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.96 лв
(3.12 TL)
1.19 лв
(3.86 TL)
     +23.85 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.44 лв
(11.18 TL)
3.32 лв
(10.78 TL)
     -3.58 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.34 лв
(17.34 TL)
4.74 лв
(15.39 TL)
     -11.28 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.50 лв
(14.61 TL)
3.19 лв
(10.36 TL)
     -29.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.71 лв
(21.81 TL)
9.09 лв
(29.53 TL)
     +35.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.94 лв
(3.06 TL)
0.78 лв
(2.53 TL)
     -17.24 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 лв
(3.65 TL)
1.75 лв
(5.69 TL)
     +55.87 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 лв
(3.31 TL)
0.78 лв
(2.53 TL)
     -23.59 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.21 лв
(3.93 TL)
0.85 лв
(2.76 TL)
     -29.88 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 лв
(1.77 TL)
0.63 лв
(2.05 TL)
     +15.89 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 лв
(1.78 TL)
0.68 лв
(2.20 TL)
     +23.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.21 лв
(3.95 TL)
1.32 лв
(4.29 TL)
     +8.71 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.07 лв
(3.48 TL)
0.66 лв
(2.15 TL)
     -38.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 лв
(32.50 TL)
15.38 лв
(50.00 TL)
     +53.85 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.40 лв
(4.54 TL)
3.54 лв
(11.49 TL)
     +153.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 лв
(8.15 TL)
4.91 лв
(15.95 TL)
     +95.72 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.60 лв
(18.20 TL)
5.54 лв
(18.00 TL)
     -1.10 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 лв
(5.20 TL)
0.85 лв
(2.75 TL)
     -47.12 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв
(162.50 TL)
63.08 лв
(205.00 TL)
     +26.15 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.80 лв
(2.60 TL)
1.54 лв
(5.00 TL)
     +92.31 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.29 лв
(4.18 TL)
1.54 лв
(4.99 TL)
     +19.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.20 лв
(42.90 TL)
7.11 лв
(23.10 TL)
     -46.15 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.59 лв
(27.90 TL)
8.05 лв
(26.16 TL)
     -6.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,500.00 лв
(121,875.00 TL)
47,846.15 лв
(155,500.00 TL)
     +27.59 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,969.56 лв
(113,651.08 TL)
40,530.84 лв
(131,725.24 TL)
     +15.90 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.01 лв
(588.28 TL)
121.00 лв
(393.25 TL)
     -33.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 лв
(0.94 TL)
0.20 лв
(0.66 TL)
     -30.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.11 лв
(68.62 TL)
28.31 лв
(92.00 TL)
     +34.08 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.29 лв
(150.43 TL)
51.30 лв
(166.71 TL)
     +10.83 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.63 лв
(70.29 TL)
29.77 лв
(96.74 TL)
     +37.64 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 лв
(39.00 TL)
7.69 лв
(25.00 TL)
     -35.90 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 642.93 лв
(2,089.51 TL)
570.90 лв
(1,855.44 TL)
     -11.20 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,253.82 лв
(30,074.92 TL)
13,498.01 лв
(43,868.54 TL)
     +45.86 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.72 лв
(346.84 TL)
74.32 лв
(241.55 TL)
     -30.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.23 лв
(169.75 TL)
49.84 лв
(161.99 TL)
     -4.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.94 лв
(419.05 TL)
125.37 лв
(407.46 TL)
     -2.77 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.89 лв
(444.91 TL)
104.78 лв
(340.54 TL)
     -23.46 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 729.70 лв
(2,371.54 TL)
588.75 лв
(1,913.43 TL)
     -19.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 550.10 лв
(1,787.82 TL)
358.76 лв
(1,165.97 TL)
     -34.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,281.29 лв
(4,164.20 TL)
1,122.27 лв
(3,647.39 TL)
     -12.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 911.53 лв
(2,962.47 TL)
640.23 лв
(2,080.76 TL)
     -29.76 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 272.68 лв
(886.21 TL)
249.79 лв
(811.83 TL)
     -8.39 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 181.04 лв
(588.37 TL)
126.87 лв
(412.34 TL)
     -29.92 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,335.66 лв
(4,340.89 TL)
908.53 лв
(2,952.74 TL)
     -31.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.77 20.58      +445.36 %
Last update: November 2019November 2019
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Currency: BGN