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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sofia and Istanbul 

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Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 7.18% lower than in Sofia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Istanbul are 10.68% lower than in Sofia
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 22.59% lower than in Sofia
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 17.89% lower than in Sofia
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 7.18% lower than in Sofia
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 30.42% lower than in Sofia
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.36 €
(10.50 лв)
4.03 €
(25.00 TL)
     -24.88 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25.55 €
(50.00 лв)
16.12 €
(100.00 TL)
     -36.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.09 €
(8.00 лв)
3.22 €
(20.00 TL)
     -21.12 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.28 €
(2.50 лв)
2.42 €
(15.00 TL)
     +89.31 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 €
(3.00 лв)
3.06 €
(19.00 TL)
     +99.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.20 €
(2.34 лв)
1.68 €
(10.42 TL)
     +40.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.88 €
(1.71 лв)
0.62 €
(3.87 TL)
     -28.75 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.56 €
(1.09 лв)
0.23 €
(1.44 TL)
     -58.27 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.93 €
(7.70 лв)
2.66 €
(16.52 TL)
     -32.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.49 €
(0.95 лв)
0.34 €
(2.12 TL)
     -29.52 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.47 €
(0.92 лв)
0.63 €
(3.89 TL)
     +33.47 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.72 €
(3.36 лв)
1.65 €
(10.23 TL)
     -4.07 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.65 €
(5.18 лв)
2.10 €
(13.01 TL)
     -20.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.26 €
(4.43 лв)
1.44 €
(8.90 TL)
     -36.57 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.69 €
(7.22 лв)
4.39 €
(27.21 TL)
     +18.98 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.51 €
(0.99 лв)
0.37 €
(2.31 TL)
     -26.58 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 €
(1.16 лв)
0.74 €
(4.59 TL)
     +24.52 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.49 €
(0.95 лв)
0.34 €
(2.10 TL)
     -30.27 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.63 €
(1.24 лв)
0.46 €
(2.83 TL)
     -27.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.24 €
(0.47 лв)
0.32 €
(1.96 TL)
     +32.70 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.24 €
(0.47 лв)
0.34 €
(2.12 TL)
     +40.80 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.59 €
(1.15 лв)
0.56 €
(3.48 TL)
     -4.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.46 €
(0.90 лв)
0.32 €
(1.96 TL)
     -31.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.11 €
(10.00 лв)
6.45 €
(40.00 TL)
     +26.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.66 €
(1.29 лв)
1.54 €
(9.53 TL)
     +132.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.09 €
(2.14 лв)
2.06 €
(12.76 TL)
     +88.55 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.86 €
(5.60 лв)
2.10 €
(13.00 TL)
     -26.76 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.82 €
(1.60 лв)
0.44 €
(2.73 TL)
     -46.26 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.55 €
(50.00 лв)
33.05 €
(205.00 TL)
     +29.36 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.41 €
(0.80 лв)
0.64 €
(4.00 TL)
     +57.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.66 €
(1.29 лв)
0.65 €
(4.02 TL)
     -1.40 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.74 €
(13.20 лв)
3.72 €
(23.10 TL)
     -44.78 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.31 €
(8.44 лв)
3.90 €
(24.17 TL)
     -9.64 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,291.66 €
(35,800.00 лв)
25,511.39 €
(158,250.00 TL)
     +39.47 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,115.10 €
(33,497.27 лв)
19,465.85 €
(120,748.86 TL)
     +13.73 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 96.50 €
(188.87 лв)
63.61 €
(394.59 TL)
     -34.08 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 €
(0.28 лв)
0.12 €
(0.73 TL)
     -18.64 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 10.16 €
(19.88 лв)
14.01 €
(86.90 TL)
     +37.88 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 22.88 €
(44.78 лв)
24.69 €
(153.15 TL)
     +7.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.93 €
(23.36 лв)
13.65 €
(84.69 TL)
     +14.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.13 €
(12.00 лв)
4.03 €
(25.00 TL)
     -34.27 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 329.52 €
(644.94 лв)
260.15 €
(1,613.71 TL)
     -21.05 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,272.11 €
(8,361.28 лв)
6,472.86 €
(40,151.90 TL)
     +51.51 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.15 €
(100.11 лв)
32.72 €
(202.97 TL)
     -36.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.29 €
(49.50 лв)
23.68 €
(146.89 TL)
     -6.36 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.56 €
(136.13 лв)
57.90 €
(359.17 TL)
     -16.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 69.41 €
(135.85 лв)
48.90 €
(303.31 TL)
     -29.56 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 354.81 €
(694.42 лв)
294.05 €
(1,824.02 TL)
     -17.12 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 270.85 €
(530.11 лв)
175.95 €
(1,091.42 TL)
     -35.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 623.82 €
(1,220.93 лв)
544.62 €
(3,378.37 TL)
     -12.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 458.00 €
(896.39 лв)
311.40 €
(1,931.67 TL)
     -32.01 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129.38 €
(253.23 лв)
123.96 €
(768.95 TL)
     -4.19 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 86.46 €
(169.21 лв)
61.33 €
(380.41 TL)
     -29.07 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 679.44 €
(1,329.79 лв)
422.26 €
(2,619.35 TL)
     -37.85 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.15 21.92      +427.87 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
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Currency: EUR