Cost of Living Comparison Between Sofia and Istanbul 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Istanbul are 25.89% lower than in Sofia (without rent)
Rent Prices in Istanbul are 39.12% lower than in Sofia
Restaurant Prices in Istanbul are 38.93% lower than in Sofia
Groceries Prices in Istanbul are 24.50% lower than in Sofia
Local Purchasing Power in Istanbul is 24.71% lower than in Sofia
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Restaurants
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.14 €
(12.00 лв)
3.18 €
(30.00 TL)
     -48.23 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28.13 €
(55.00 лв)
14.82 €
(140.00 TL)
     -47.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.11 €
(10.00 лв)
2.86 €
(27.00 TL)
     -44.09 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.38 €
(2.70 лв)
1.80 €
(17.00 TL)
     +30.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 €
(3.70 лв)
2.33 €
(22.00 TL)
     +23.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.32 €
(2.57 лв)
1.46 €
(13.74 TL)
     +10.54 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.89 €
(1.74 лв)
0.51 €
(4.83 TL)
     -42.44 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.64 €
(1.25 лв)
0.18 €
(1.67 TL)
     -72.23 %
Markets
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 €
(7.95 лв)
2.21 €
(20.90 TL)
     -45.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.57 €
(1.11 лв)
0.27 €
(2.56 TL)
     -52.40 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.54 €
(1.06 лв)
0.60 €
(5.63 TL)
     +9.97 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.65 €
(3.22 лв)
1.24 €
(11.76 TL)
     -24.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.59 €
(5.07 лв)
2.15 €
(20.33 TL)
     -16.95 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.33 €
(4.55 лв)
1.11 €
(10.53 TL)
     -52.10 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.63 €
(7.09 лв)
3.43 €
(32.35 TL)
     -5.49 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.53 €
(1.05 лв)
0.32 €
(3.06 TL)
     -39.40 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 €
(1.22 лв)
0.73 €
(6.89 TL)
     +17.47 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.60 €
(1.17 лв)
0.41 €
(3.83 TL)
     -32.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.67 €
(1.31 лв)
0.26 €
(2.45 TL)
     -61.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.30 €
(0.58 лв)
0.16 €
(1.52 TL)
     -45.72 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.27 €
(0.53 лв)
0.16 €
(1.46 TL)
     -43.00 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.62 €
(1.22 лв)
0.49 €
(4.59 TL)
     -22.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.51 €
(0.99 лв)
0.26 €
(2.47 TL)
     -48.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.11 €
(10.00 лв)
5.72 €
(54.00 TL)
     +11.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.69 €
(1.36 лв)
1.41 €
(13.31 TL)
     +102.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.28 €
(2.51 лв)
1.93 €
(18.25 TL)
     +50.40 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.07 €
(6.00 лв)
1.91 €
(18.00 TL)
     -37.88 %
Transportation
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.82 €
(1.60 лв)
0.37 €
(3.50 TL)
     -54.70 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.57 €
(50.00 лв)
29.12 €
(275.00 TL)
     +13.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.46 €
(0.90 лв)
0.53 €
(5.00 TL)
     +15.04 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.66 €
(1.29 лв)
0.55 €
(5.19 TL)
     -16.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.75 €
(13.20 лв)
3.18 €
(30.00 TL)
     -52.94 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.69 €
(7.22 лв)
2.68 €
(25.30 TL)
     -27.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,455.63 €
(40,000.00 лв)
23,295.90 €
(220,000.00 TL)
     +13.89 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,581.61 €
(38,290.90 лв)
19,924.25 €
(188,159.08 TL)
     +1.75 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 105.64 €
(206.57 лв)
52.54 €
(496.17 TL)
     -50.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 €
(0.29 лв)
0.09 €
(0.83 TL)
     -40.42 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 10.65 €
(20.83 лв)
11.45 €
(108.11 TL)
     +7.48 %
Sports And Leisure
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.01 €
(46.94 лв)
18.58 €
(175.51 TL)
     -22.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.36 €
(26.13 лв)
12.60 €
(118.97 TL)
     -5.72 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.14 €
(12.00 лв)
3.18 €
(30.00 TL)
     -48.23 %
Childcare
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 357.14 €
(698.36 лв)
206.54 €
(1,950.49 TL)
     -42.17 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,817.46 €
(9,420.31 лв)
5,397.11 €
(50,968.82 TL)
     +12.03 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.16 €
(100.04 лв)
26.58 €
(251.03 TL)
     -48.04 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.53 €
(53.84 лв)
18.59 €
(175.55 TL)
     -32.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.96 €
(140.72 лв)
53.49 €
(505.14 TL)
     -25.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 70.97 €
(138.77 лв)
40.42 €
(381.72 TL)
     -43.04 %
Rent Per Month
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 368.53 €
(720.63 лв)
250.10 €
(2,361.92 TL)
     -32.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 277.44 €
(542.52 лв)
139.69 €
(1,319.23 TL)
     -49.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 675.18 €
(1,320.29 лв)
449.39 €
(4,243.93 TL)
     -33.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 477.76 €
(934.23 лв)
255.99 €
(2,417.48 TL)
     -46.42 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 153.86 €
(300.87 лв)
97.74 €
(922.98 TL)
     -36.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 99.52 €
(194.60 лв)
46.68 €
(440.84 TL)
     -53.09 %
Salaries And Financing
Sofia[ Edit ] Istanbul[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 675.85 €
(1,321.60 лв)
361.88 €
(3,417.51 TL)
     -46.46 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.49 13.57      +288.74 %
Last update: December 2020December 2020
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