Cost of Living Comparison Between Rome and Sofia 

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Cost of Living in Sofia is 25.7% lower than in Rome (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Sofia is 33.8% lower than in Rome
Rent Prices in Sofia are 51.7% lower than in Rome
Restaurant Prices in Sofia are 30.3% lower than in Rome
Groceries Prices in Sofia are 25.2% lower than in Rome
Local Purchasing Power in Sofia is 6.6% higher than in Rome
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Restaurants
Rome Edit Sofia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(29.34 лв)
10.22 €
(20.00 лв)
     -31.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(117.37 лв)
40.90 €
(80.00 лв)
     -31.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(19.56 лв)
7.67 €
(15.00 лв)
     -23.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(9.78 лв)
1.97 €
(3.86 лв)
     -60.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(7.82 лв)
2.56 €
(5.00 лв)
     -36.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.47 €
(2.87 лв)
1.90 €
(3.72 лв)
     +29.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 €
(4.06 лв)
1.23 €
(2.40 лв)
     -40.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.06 €
(2.08 лв)
0.77 €
(1.51 лв)
     -27.4 %
Markets
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.88 €
(11.50 лв)
6.07 €
(11.86 лв)
     +3.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.56 €
(3.05 лв)
0.90 €
(1.76 лв)
     -42.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 €
(2.23 лв)
0.87 €
(1.70 лв)
     -23.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.52 €
(6.89 лв)
3.21 €
(6.28 лв)
     -8.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.89 €
(11.52 лв)
4.19 €
(8.19 лв)
     -28.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.69 €
(9.17 лв)
3.19 €
(6.25 лв)
     -31.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.99 €
(13.67 лв)
4.69 €
(9.17 лв)
     -32.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.94 €
(1.84 лв)
0.68 €
(1.32 лв)
     -28.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 €
(1.65 лв)
0.76 €
(1.48 лв)
     -9.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.88 €
(1.72 лв)
0.74 €
(1.44 лв)
     -15.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.08 €
(2.12 лв)
0.98 €
(1.92 лв)
     -9.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 €
(1.31 лв)
0.46 €
(0.89 лв)
     -32.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.71 €
(1.39 лв)
0.52 €
(1.01 лв)
     -27.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.14 €
(2.22 лв)
0.94 €
(1.84 лв)
     -17.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.38 €
(0.74 лв)
0.64 €
(1.25 лв)
     +68.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.50 €
(6.85 лв)
6.13 €
(12.00 лв)
     +75.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.44 €
(2.82 лв)
0.95 €
(1.85 лв)
     -34.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 €
(4.00 лв)
1.64 €
(3.21 лв)
     -19.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 €
(11.74 лв)
3.07 €
(6.00 лв)
     -48.9 %
Transportation
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(2.93 лв)
0.82 €
(1.60 лв)
     -45.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 €
(68.46 лв)
25.56 €
(50.00 лв)
     -27.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 €
(8.31 лв)
1.28 €
(2.50 лв)
     -69.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(4.72 лв)
1.07 €
(2.09 лв)
     -55.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.50 €
(61.62 лв)
11.96 €
(23.40 лв)
     -62.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.87 €
(13.43 лв)
5.37 €
(10.50 лв)
     -21.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,350.00 €
(47,630.69 лв)
25,561.25 €
(50,000.00 лв)
     +5.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,581.25 €
(50,039.12 лв)
23,570.55 €
(46,106.02 лв)
     -7.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 212.18 €
(415.05 лв)
126.07 €
(246.60 лв)
     -40.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.67 €
(22.82 лв)
16.31 €
(31.91 лв)
     +39.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.66 €
(54.10 лв)
11.96 €
(23.39 лв)
     -56.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.50 €
(112.47 лв)
33.09 €
(64.72 лв)
     -42.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.36 €
(35.92 лв)
16.65 €
(32.57 лв)
     -9.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 €
(19.56 лв)
7.67 €
(15.00 лв)
     -23.3 %
Childcare
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 473.16 €
(925.54 лв)
472.19 €
(923.64 лв)
     -0.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,057.14 €
(17,716.55 лв)
7,087.09 €
(13,862.96 лв)
     -21.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.16 €
(121.58 лв)
66.66 €
(130.39 лв)
     +7.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.27 €
(55.30 лв)
29.64 €
(57.97 лв)
     +4.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.47 €
(145.67 лв)
91.28 €
(178.56 лв)
     +22.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.00 €
(185.83 лв)
86.88 €
(169.95 лв)
     -8.5 %
Rent Per Month
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,091.86 €
(2,135.77 лв)
504.83 €
(987.50 лв)
     -53.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 669.64 €
(1,309.88 лв)
377.81 €
(739.03 лв)
     -43.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,108.50 €
(4,124.41 лв)
940.44 €
(1,839.58 лв)
     -55.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,244.74 €
(2,434.81 лв)
648.10 €
(1,267.74 лв)
     -47.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 638.52 €
(1,249.01 лв)
251.39 €
(491.73 лв)
     -60.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 310.51 €
(607.38 лв)
163.12 €
(319.08 лв)
     -47.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Rome Edit Sofia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,695.49 €
(3,316.52 лв)
1,196.07 €
(2,339.62 лв)
     -29.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 3.56      -24.6 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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