Cost of Living Comparison Between Sofia and London 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in London are 92.0% higher than in Sofia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 169.3% higher than in Sofia
Rent Prices in London are 446.3% higher than in Sofia
Restaurant Prices in London are 118.5% higher than in Sofia
Groceries Prices in London are 62.7% higher than in Sofia
Local Purchasing Power in London is 22.7% higher than in Sofia
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Restaurants
Sofia Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 лв
(8.75 £)
41.13 лв
(18.00 £)
     +105.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 лв
(30.63 £)
182.80 лв
(80.00 £)
     +161.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 лв
(6.56 £)
18.28 лв
(8.00 £)
     +21.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.96 лв
(1.73 £)
14.74 лв
(6.45 £)
     +272.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 лв
(2.19 £)
11.43 лв
(5.00 £)
     +128.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.96 лв
(1.73 £)
8.19 лв
(3.59 £)
     +107.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 лв
(1.08 £)
4.49 лв
(1.97 £)
     +82.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 лв
(0.74 £)
3.55 лв
(1.56 £)
     +110.3 %
Markets
Sofia Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.92 лв
(5.21 £)
11.46 лв
(5.01 £)
     -3.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.73 лв
(0.76 £)
3.11 лв
(1.36 £)
     +79.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 лв
(0.71 £)
2.07 лв
(0.90 £)
     +26.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.95 лв
(2.60 £)
7.56 лв
(3.31 £)
     +27.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.19 лв
(3.58 £)
7.81 лв
(3.42 £)
     -4.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.14 лв
(2.69 £)
7.96 лв
(3.48 £)
     +29.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.44 лв
(4.13 £)
12.43 лв
(5.44 £)
     +31.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.28 лв
(0.56 £)
2.54 лв
(1.11 £)
     +98.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.46 лв
(0.64 £)
1.26 лв
(0.55 £)
     -13.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.37 лв
(0.60 £)
2.69 лв
(1.18 £)
     +97.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.82 лв
(0.80 £)
3.45 лв
(1.51 £)
     +89.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.87 лв
(0.38 £)
1.25 лв
(0.55 £)
     +43.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.04 лв
(0.46 £)
1.20 лв
(0.53 £)
     +15.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 лв
(0.81 £)
2.14 лв
(0.94 £)
     +15.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.20 лв
(0.53 £)
2.91 лв
(1.27 £)
     +142.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.40 лв
(4.99 £)
20.57 лв
(9.00 £)
     +80.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.82 лв
(0.80 £)
4.57 лв
(2.00 £)
     +150.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 лв
(1.36 £)
5.55 лв
(2.43 £)
     +79.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 лв
(2.63 £)
34.28 лв
(15.00 £)
     +471.3 %
Transportation
Sofia Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 лв
(0.70 £)
6.40 лв
(2.80 £)
     +299.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв
(21.88 £)
445.58 лв
(195.00 £)
     +791.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 лв
(1.09 £)
9.14 лв
(4.00 £)
     +265.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.09 лв
(0.92 £)
6.97 лв
(3.05 £)
     +233.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.40 лв
(10.24 £)
68.55 лв
(30.00 £)
     +193.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.32 лв
(4.52 £)
13.04 лв
(5.71 £)
     +26.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 50,881.00 лв
(22,267.07 £)
60,690.48 лв
(26,560.00 £)
     +19.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 46,506.64 лв
(20,352.72 £)
60,965.40 лв
(26,680.31 £)
     +31.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sofia Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 236.02 лв
(103.29 £)
651.19 лв
(284.98 £)
     +175.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 31.31 лв
(13.70 £)
34.00 лв
(14.88 £)
     +8.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.46 лв
(10.27 £)
73.12 лв
(32.00 £)
     +211.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Sofia Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.68 лв
(26.99 £)
111.97 лв
(49.00 £)
     +81.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.21 лв
(14.10 £)
29.77 лв
(13.03 £)
     -7.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 лв
(6.56 £)
34.28 лв
(15.00 £)
     +128.5 %
Childcare
Sofia Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 897.74 лв
(392.88 £)
4,169.46 лв
(1,824.68 £)
     +364.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,461.29 лв
(6,328.70 £)
45,825.80 лв
(20,054.76 £)
     +216.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sofia Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 123.86 лв
(54.20 £)
191.22 лв
(83.69 £)
     +54.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.68 лв
(26.99 £)
89.90 лв
(39.34 £)
     +45.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 164.07 лв
(71.80 £)
200.87 лв
(87.91 £)
     +22.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 158.32 лв
(69.29 £)
224.22 лв
(98.12 £)
     +41.6 %
Rent Per Month
Sofia Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 962.05 лв
(421.02 £)
5,036.59 лв
(2,204.17 £)
     +423.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 703.53 лв
(307.89 £)
3,709.75 лв
(1,623.50 £)
     +427.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,662.79 лв
(727.69 £)
9,518.04 лв
(4,165.38 £)
     +472.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,173.55 лв
(513.58 £)
6,275.27 лв
(2,746.25 £)
     +434.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sofia Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 486.20 лв
(212.77 £)
2,881.93 лв
(1,261.22 £)
     +492.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 301.84 лв
(132.10 £)
1,625.01 лв
(711.15 £)
     +438.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Sofia Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,296.06 лв
(1,004.82 £)
7,590.47 лв
(3,321.82 £)
     +230.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.81 5.60      +46.8 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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