Cost of Living Comparison Between Sofia and Suzhou 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Suzhou are 5.00% higher than in Sofia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Suzhou are 7.15% higher than in Sofia
Rent Prices in Suzhou are 14.40% higher than in Sofia
Restaurant Prices in Suzhou are 8.03% lower than in Sofia
Groceries Prices in Suzhou are 37.25% higher than in Sofia
Local Purchasing Power in Suzhou is 25.75% higher than in Sofia
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Restaurants
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 лв
(47.75 ¥)
6.28 лв
(25.00 ¥)
     -47.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 лв
(238.76 ¥)
50.26 лв
(200.00 ¥)
     -16.23 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 лв
(39.79 ¥)
9.30 лв
(37.00 ¥)
     -7.02 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.96 лв
(11.79 ¥)
3.77 лв
(15.00 ¥)
     +27.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 лв
(13.93 ¥)
7.04 лв
(28.00 ¥)
     +101.04 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.60 лв
(10.36 ¥)
7.22 лв
(28.75 ¥)
     +177.61 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 лв
(7.27 ¥)
1.71 лв
(6.79 ¥)
     -6.68 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.22 лв
(4.87 ¥)
0.95 лв
(3.78 ¥)
     -22.35 %
Markets
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.00 лв
(31.82 ¥)
12.91 лв
(51.37 ¥)
     +61.47 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.12 лв
(4.46 ¥)
3.77 лв
(15.00 ¥)
     +236.56 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.13 лв
(4.48 ¥)
0.74 лв
(2.95 ¥)
     -34.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.22 лв
(12.81 ¥)
3.35 лв
(13.33 ¥)
     +4.05 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.06 лв
(20.15 ¥)
9.60 лв
(38.19 ¥)
     +89.54 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.52 лв
(17.98 ¥)
3.15 лв
(12.55 ¥)
     -30.22 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.10 лв
(28.24 ¥)
12.20 лв
(48.53 ¥)
     +71.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.09 лв
(4.34 ¥)
1.92 лв
(7.62 ¥)
     +75.45 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.20 лв
(4.77 ¥)
1.23 лв
(4.88 ¥)
     +2.13 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.16 лв
(4.63 ¥)
1.55 лв
(6.17 ¥)
     +33.11 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.33 лв
(5.30 ¥)
1.08 лв
(4.31 ¥)
     -18.72 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 лв
(2.25 ¥)
0.83 лв
(3.29 ¥)
     +46.32 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 лв
(2.11 ¥)
0.80 лв
(3.18 ¥)
     +50.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.17 лв
(4.67 ¥)
1.19 лв
(4.75 ¥)
     +1.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 лв
(3.90 ¥)
1.26 лв
(5.00 ¥)
     +28.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 лв
(39.79 ¥)
15.08 лв
(60.00 ¥)
     +50.78 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.31 лв
(5.22 ¥)
1.01 лв
(4.00 ¥)
     -23.41 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 лв
(9.86 ¥)
2.64 лв
(10.50 ¥)
     +6.54 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 лв
(23.88 ¥)
5.65 лв
(22.50 ¥)
     -5.76 %
Transportation
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 лв
(6.37 ¥)
0.50 лв
(2.00 ¥)
     -68.59 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв
(198.96 ¥)
20.10 лв
(80.00 ¥)
     -59.79 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.90 лв
(3.58 ¥)
3.14 лв
(12.50 ¥)
     +249.03 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.29 лв
(5.12 ¥)
1.09 лв
(4.35 ¥)
     -15.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.20 лв
(52.53 ¥)
7.54 лв
(30.00 ¥)
     -42.89 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.08 лв
(28.17 ¥)
6.90 лв
(27.47 ¥)
     -2.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,512.00 лв
(157,228.24 ¥)
37,695.52 лв
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -4.60 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,810.19 лв
(158,414.81 ¥)
39,756.20 лв
(158,200.00 ¥)
     -0.14 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.31 лв
(820.97 ¥)
90.42 лв
(359.79 ¥)
     -56.17 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 лв
(1.21 ¥)
0.04 лв
(0.14 ¥)
     -88.44 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.95 лв
(87.33 ¥)
20.64 лв
(82.14 ¥)
     -5.94 %
Sports And Leisure
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.39 лв
(184.61 ¥)
59.06 лв
(235.00 ¥)
     +27.30 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.65 лв
(113.99 ¥)
28.27 лв
(112.50 ¥)
     -1.31 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 лв
(47.75 ¥)
10.05 лв
(40.00 ¥)
     -16.23 %
Childcare
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 728.11 лв
(2,897.32 ¥)
984.27 лв
(3,916.67 ¥)
     +35.18 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,657.06 лв
(38,427.90 ¥)
28,899.89 лв
(115,000.00 ¥)
     +199.26 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.10 лв
(402.31 ¥)
87.20 лв
(347.00 ¥)
     -13.75 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.21 лв
(223.69 ¥)
72.84 лв
(289.86 ¥)
     +29.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 137.44 лв
(546.93 ¥)
141.33 лв
(562.38 ¥)
     +2.82 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.69 лв
(559.86 ¥)
150.78 лв
(600.00 ¥)
     +7.17 %
Rent Per Month
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 722.61 лв
(2,875.46 ¥)
870.14 лв
(3,462.50 ¥)
     +20.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 544.95 лв
(2,168.49 ¥)
521.45 лв
(2,075.00 ¥)
     -4.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,361.76 лв
(5,418.81 ¥)
1,702.58 лв
(6,775.00 ¥)
     +25.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 962.69 лв
(3,830.77 ¥)
1,041.11 лв
(4,142.86 ¥)
     +8.15 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 305.54 лв
(1,215.81 ¥)
919.27 лв
(3,658.03 ¥)
     +200.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 195.55 лв
(778.14 ¥)
550.31 лв
(2,189.84 ¥)
     +181.42 %
Salaries And Financing
Sofia Edit Suzhou Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,349.95 лв
(5,371.81 ¥)
1,818.96 лв
(7,238.10 ¥)
     +34.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.48 5.30      +52.18 %
Last update: March 2021February 2021
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