Cost of Living Comparison Between Bucharest and Sofia 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Sofia are 6.40% higher than in Bucharest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sofia are 4.39% higher than in Bucharest
Rent Prices in Sofia are 2.71% lower than in Bucharest
Restaurant Prices in Sofia are 5.10% lower than in Bucharest
Groceries Prices in Sofia are 12.30% higher than in Bucharest
Local Purchasing Power in Sofia is 3.38% higher than in Bucharest
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Restaurants
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 lei
(19.88 лв)
50.31 lei
(20.00 лв)
     +0.62 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 lei
(79.51 лв)
188.66 lei
(75.00 лв)
     -5.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 27.00 lei
(10.73 лв)
30.19 lei
(12.00 лв)
     +11.80 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 lei
(3.98 лв)
8.80 lei
(3.50 лв)
     -11.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.50 lei
(4.97 лв)
12.58 lei
(5.00 лв)
     +0.62 %
Cappuccino (regular) 12.23 lei
(4.86 лв)
9.03 lei
(3.59 лв)
     -26.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8.76 lei
(3.48 лв)
5.72 lei
(2.27 лв)
     -34.72 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 7.51 lei
(2.98 лв)
3.83 lei
(1.52 лв)
     -49.02 %
Markets
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 27.56 lei
(10.96 лв)
27.99 lei
(11.13 лв)
     +1.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.28 lei
(1.70 лв)
4.36 lei
(1.73 лв)
     +1.69 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.48 lei
(1.38 лв)
4.04 lei
(1.61 лв)
     +16.24 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.86 lei
(5.11 лв)
12.17 lei
(4.84 лв)
     -5.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.63 lei
(6.22 лв)
20.27 lei
(8.06 лв)
     +29.65 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.82 lei
(5.10 лв)
16.33 lei
(6.49 лв)
     +27.42 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.61 lei
(8.19 лв)
23.46 lei
(9.32 лв)
     +13.81 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.19 lei
(0.87 лв)
3.20 lei
(1.27 лв)
     +46.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.07 lei
(1.22 лв)
3.47 lei
(1.38 лв)
     +13.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.97 lei
(1.18 лв)
3.45 lei
(1.37 лв)
     +16.17 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.62 lei
(1.44 лв)
5.07 lei
(2.02 лв)
     +39.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.60 lei
(0.63 лв)
2.04 lei
(0.81 лв)
     +28.14 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 lei
(0.65 лв)
1.87 lei
(0.74 лв)
     +14.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.51 lei
(1.40 лв)
4.28 lei
(1.70 лв)
     +21.98 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.97 lei
(1.18 лв)
2.91 lei
(1.16 лв)
     -2.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 lei
(11.93 лв)
30.19 lei
(12.00 лв)
     +0.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.17 lei
(1.66 лв)
4.16 lei
(1.65 лв)
     -0.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.70 lei
(2.66 лв)
7.34 lei
(2.92 лв)
     +9.52 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.00 lei
(9.54 лв)
15.09 lei
(6.00 лв)
     -37.11 %
Transportation
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 lei
(1.19 лв)
4.02 lei
(1.60 лв)
     +34.16 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 lei
(31.80 лв)
125.77 lei
(50.00 лв)
     +57.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 lei
(1.11 лв)
5.27 lei
(2.09 лв)
     +88.21 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.35 lei
(1.73 лв)
4.86 lei
(1.93 лв)
     +11.80 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.00 lei
(11.53 лв)
45.28 lei
(18.00 лв)
     +56.13 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 30.88 lei
(12.28 лв)
31.01 lei
(12.33 лв)
     +0.42 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 102,371.00 lei
(40,696.97 лв)
113,195.04 lei
(45,000.00 лв)
     +10.57 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 108,033.52 lei
(42,948.07 лв)
107,609.27 lei
(42,779.41 лв)
     -0.39 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 554.83 lei
(220.57 лв)
627.80 lei
(249.58 лв)
     +13.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 lei
(0.14 лв)
0.91 lei
(0.36 лв)
     +151.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 38.63 lei
(15.36 лв)
60.08 lei
(23.88 лв)
     +55.50 %
Sports And Leisure
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 213.43 lei
(84.85 лв)
139.17 lei
(55.33 лв)
     -34.79 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 84.74 lei
(33.69 лв)
68.29 lei
(27.15 лв)
     -19.42 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 lei
(13.91 лв)
37.73 lei
(15.00 лв)
     +7.80 %
Childcare
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,230.22 lei
(886.61 лв)
2,061.86 lei
(819.68 лв)
     -7.55 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,997.56 lei
(15,900.79 лв)
34,305.27 lei
(13,637.85 лв)
     -14.23 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 340.76 lei
(135.47 лв)
304.43 lei
(121.02 лв)
     -10.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 185.04 lei
(73.56 лв)
154.32 lei
(61.35 лв)
     -16.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 343.00 lei
(136.36 лв)
370.09 lei
(147.13 лв)
     +7.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 429.42 lei
(170.71 лв)
403.06 lei
(160.23 лв)
     -6.14 %
Rent Per Month
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,170.72 lei
(862.96 лв)
2,090.74 lei
(831.16 лв)
     -3.68 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,568.21 lei
(623.43 лв)
1,586.05 lei
(630.53 лв)
     +1.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,141.15 lei
(1,646.29 лв)
3,898.94 lei
(1,550.00 лв)
     -5.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,675.65 lei
(1,063.69 лв)
2,669.45 lei
(1,061.22 лв)
     -0.23 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,095.32 lei
(435.44 лв)
1,114.20 lei
(442.94 лв)
     +1.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 671.20 lei
(266.83 лв)
710.86 lei
(282.60 лв)
     +5.91 %
Salaries And Financing
Bucharest Edit Sofia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,408.57 lei
(1,752.60 лв)
4,757.82 lei
(1,891.44 лв)
     +7.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.43 3.16      -50.77 %
Last update: December 2022December 2022
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