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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sofia and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 4.75% lower than in Sofia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 9.02% lower than in Sofia
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 23.43% lower than in Sofia
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 13.64% lower than in Sofia
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 1.49% lower than in Sofia
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 28.48% lower than in Sofia
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.14 €
(12.00 лв)
4.64 €
(30.00 TL)
     -24.38 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25.57 €
(50.00 лв)
18.57 €
(120.00 TL)
     -27.40 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.60 €
(9.00 лв)
3.58 €
(23.17 TL)
     -22.12 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.28 €
(2.50 лв)
2.66 €
(17.19 TL)
     +107.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 €
(3.50 лв)
3.09 €
(20.00 TL)
     +72.85 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.21 €
(2.37 лв)
1.83 €
(11.84 TL)
     +50.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.85 €
(1.66 лв)
0.64 €
(4.17 TL)
     -23.85 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.58 €
(1.13 лв)
0.24 €
(1.58 TL)
     -57.86 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.97 €
(7.77 лв)
2.58 €
(16.69 TL)
     -34.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.52 €
(1.02 лв)
0.32 €
(2.05 TL)
     -39.17 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 €
(0.96 лв)
0.59 €
(3.82 TL)
     +19.78 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.78 €
(3.47 лв)
1.68 €
(10.86 TL)
     -5.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.76 €
(5.39 лв)
2.35 €
(15.21 TL)
     -14.61 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.30 €
(4.49 лв)
1.57 €
(10.14 TL)
     -31.65 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.42 €
(6.69 лв)
4.41 €
(28.49 TL)
     +28.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.48 €
(0.94 лв)
0.39 €
(2.54 TL)
     -18.81 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 €
(1.12 лв)
0.86 €
(5.57 TL)
     +50.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.51 €
(1.00 лв)
0.38 €
(2.44 TL)
     -26.53 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.63 €
(1.23 лв)
0.43 €
(2.81 TL)
     -30.81 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.27 €
(0.53 лв)
0.32 €
(2.06 TL)
     +17.34 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.27 €
(0.53 лв)
0.34 €
(2.22 TL)
     +25.74 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.63 €
(1.23 лв)
0.66 €
(4.26 TL)
     +4.78 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.52 €
(1.02 лв)
0.32 €
(2.08 TL)
     -38.02 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.11 €
(10.00 лв)
7.74 €
(50.00 TL)
     +51.24 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.70 €
(1.36 лв)
1.75 €
(11.31 TL)
     +150.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.24 €
(2.43 лв)
2.42 €
(15.64 TL)
     +94.37 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.86 €
(5.60 лв)
2.48 €
(16.00 TL)
     -13.58 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.82 €
(1.60 лв)
0.43 €
(2.75 TL)
     -48.01 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.57 €
(50.00 лв)
31.72 €
(205.00 TL)
     +24.02 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.41 €
(0.80 лв)
0.77 €
(5.00 TL)
     +89.05 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.66 €
(1.29 лв)
0.75 €
(4.83 TL)
     +13.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.75 €
(13.20 лв)
3.57 €
(23.10 TL)
     -47.06 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.37 €
(8.54 лв)
4.05 €
(26.19 TL)
     -7.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,925.20 €
(37,000.00 лв)
23,981.56 €
(155,000.00 TL)
     +26.72 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,836.60 €
(34,871.72 лв)
19,444.02 €
(125,672.57 TL)
     +9.01 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.70 €
(187.10 лв)
60.99 €
(394.23 TL)
     -36.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 €
(0.28 лв)
0.10 €
(0.65 TL)
     -28.96 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 10.86 €
(21.23 лв)
14.36 €
(92.83 TL)
     +32.29 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 23.72 €
(46.38 лв)
24.85 €
(160.60 TL)
     +4.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.06 €
(21.62 лв)
15.35 €
(99.20 TL)
     +38.82 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.14 €
(12.00 лв)
3.87 €
(25.00 TL)
     -36.98 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 321.03 €
(627.64 лв)
283.47 €
(1,832.14 TL)
     -11.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,751.97 €
(9,290.41 лв)
6,658.94 €
(43,038.75 TL)
     +40.13 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.57 €
(104.74 лв)
37.58 €
(242.86 TL)
     -29.86 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.84 €
(50.52 лв)
24.72 €
(159.75 TL)
     -4.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 65.51 €
(128.07 лв)
62.56 €
(404.31 TL)
     -4.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 70.25 €
(137.34 лв)
52.16 €
(337.11 TL)
     -25.76 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 369.51 €
(722.41 лв)
292.51 €
(1,890.57 TL)
     -20.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 267.68 €
(523.33 лв)
177.68 €
(1,148.37 TL)
     -33.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 654.42 €
(1,279.43 лв)
554.12 €
(3,581.42 TL)
     -15.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 465.54 €
(910.17 лв)
321.17 €
(2,075.83 TL)
     -31.01 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 137.93 €
(269.66 лв)
122.93 €
(794.52 TL)
     -10.88 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 91.27 €
(178.44 лв)
63.41 €
(409.86 TL)
     -30.52 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 687.18 €
(1,343.48 лв)
447.14 €
(2,889.98 TL)
     -34.93 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.82 21.27      +456.19 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:513885
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Currency: EUR