Cost of Living Comparison Between Bulgaria and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 87.0% higher than in Bulgaria (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 135.3% higher than in Bulgaria
Rent Prices in United States are 343.0% higher than in Bulgaria
Restaurant Prices in United States are 110.4% higher than in Bulgaria
Groceries Prices in United States are 96.6% higher than in Bulgaria
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 116.8% higher than in Bulgaria
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Restaurants
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 лв
(9.14 $)
36.10 лв
(20.00 $)
     +118.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 лв
(36.01 $)
135.36 лв
(75.00 $)
     +108.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.95 лв
(8.28 $)
18.95 лв
(10.50 $)
     +26.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 лв
(1.94 $)
10.83 лв
(6.00 $)
     +209.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 лв
(2.77 $)
12.63 лв
(7.00 $)
     +152.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.45 лв
(1.91 $)
9.17 лв
(5.08 $)
     +165.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 лв
(1.32 $)
4.45 лв
(2.47 $)
     +86.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 лв
(0.85 $)
3.68 лв
(2.04 $)
     +140.0 %
Markets
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.63 лв
(6.44 $)
7.24 лв
(4.01 $)
     -37.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.63 лв
(0.91 $)
5.83 лв
(3.23 $)
     +256.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.62 лв
(0.90 $)
3.71 лв
(2.06 $)
     +129.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.76 лв
(3.19 $)
6.73 лв
(3.73 $)
     +16.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.85 лв
(4.35 $)
10.52 лв
(5.83 $)
     +34.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.68 лв
(3.15 $)
9.94 лв
(5.51 $)
     +75.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.87 лв
(4.91 $)
13.06 лв
(7.23 $)
     +47.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.15 лв
(0.64 $)
4.35 лв
(2.41 $)
     +278.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.46 лв
(0.81 $)
1.37 лв
(0.76 $)
     -6.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.32 лв
(0.73 $)
3.68 лв
(2.04 $)
     +178.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 лв
(1.00 $)
4.02 лв
(2.23 $)
     +121.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.81 лв
(0.45 $)
2.47 лв
(1.37 $)
     +206.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 лв
(0.51 $)
2.48 лв
(1.38 $)
     +169.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.73 лв
(0.96 $)
3.89 лв
(2.15 $)
     +124.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 лв
(0.65 $)
3.92 лв
(2.17 $)
     +235.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 лв
(5.54 $)
27.07 лв
(15.00 $)
     +170.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 лв
(0.98 $)
3.15 лв
(1.75 $)
     +78.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 лв
(1.51 $)
6.37 лв
(3.53 $)
     +133.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 лв
(3.32 $)
18.05 лв
(10.00 $)
     +200.8 %
Transportation
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 лв
(0.89 $)
4.51 лв
(2.50 $)
     +182.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв
(27.70 $)
129.95 лв
(72.00 $)
     +159.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.10 лв
(1.16 $)
6.77 лв
(3.75 $)
     +222.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.96 лв
(1.09 $)
5.05 лв
(2.80 $)
     +157.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 лв
(11.64 $)
54.14 лв
(30.00 $)
     +157.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.34 лв
(5.73 $)
6.60 лв
(3.66 $)
     -36.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 54,658.00 лв
(30,284.36 $)
59,559.26 лв
(33,000.00 $)
     +9.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 45,248.11 лв
(25,070.62 $)
46,977.88 лв
(26,029.04 $)
     +3.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 203.35 лв
(112.67 $)
371.29 лв
(205.72 $)
     +82.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 29.79 лв
(16.50 $)
92.10 лв
(51.03 $)
     +209.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.43 лв
(12.98 $)
127.85 лв
(70.84 $)
     +445.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.86 лв
(29.84 $)
86.42 лв
(47.88 $)
     +60.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.88 лв
(14.89 $)
40.82 лв
(22.62 $)
     +51.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 лв
(7.76 $)
25.27 лв
(14.00 $)
     +80.5 %
Childcare
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 809.84 лв
(448.71 $)
2,491.30 лв
(1,380.35 $)
     +207.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,969.23 лв
(7,185.86 $)
41,993.47 лв
(23,267.32 $)
     +223.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.88 лв
(56.45 $)
94.44 лв
(52.33 $)
     -7.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.07 лв
(32.17 $)
78.65 лв
(43.58 $)
     +35.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 149.37 лв
(82.76 $)
159.55 лв
(88.40 $)
     +6.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 158.06 лв
(87.58 $)
206.38 лв
(114.35 $)
     +30.6 %
Rent Per Month
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 729.46 лв
(404.17 $)
3,204.48 лв
(1,775.50 $)
     +339.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 548.35 лв
(303.83 $)
2,622.00 лв
(1,452.77 $)
     +378.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,285.36 лв
(712.18 $)
5,355.04 лв
(2,967.07 $)
     +316.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 944.92 лв
(523.55 $)
4,339.57 лв
(2,404.43 $)
     +359.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 323.85 лв
(179.43 $)
580.13 лв
(321.43 $)
     +79.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 213.72 лв
(118.42 $)
463.52 лв
(256.82 $)
     +116.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Bulgaria Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,605.04 лв
(889.30 $)
8,188.38 лв
(4,536.94 $)
     +410.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.78 6.56      +37.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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