Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Bulgaria Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Bulgaria are 43.6% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bulgaria are 56.6% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Bulgaria are 78.5% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Bulgaria are 49.8% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Bulgaria are 49.3% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Bulgaria is 55.8% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $
(30.98 лв)
8.23 $
(15.00 лв)
     -51.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(127.55 лв)
38.42 $
(70.00 лв)
     -45.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(17.31 лв)
6.59 $
(12.00 лв)
     -30.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(9.11 лв)
1.65 $
(3.00 лв)
     -67.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(11.84 лв)
2.20 $
(4.00 лв)
     -66.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 $
(8.47 лв)
1.71 $
(3.12 лв)
     -63.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $
(4.18 лв)
1.19 $
(2.17 лв)
     -48.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $
(3.30 лв)
0.82 $
(1.49 лв)
     -54.9 %
Markets
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(7.03 лв)
5.39 $
(9.82 лв)
     +39.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.95 $
(5.37 лв)
0.83 $
(1.52 лв)
     -71.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $
(3.42 лв)
0.86 $
(1.58 лв)
     -53.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.96 $
(7.22 лв)
2.55 $
(4.65 лв)
     -35.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.28 $
(9.63 лв)
3.92 $
(7.14 лв)
     -25.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.37 $
(9.79 лв)
3.08 $
(5.61 лв)
     -42.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.79 $
(12.38 лв)
4.63 $
(8.44 лв)
     -31.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.18 $
(3.97 лв)
0.62 $
(1.13 лв)
     -71.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $
(1.33 лв)
0.73 $
(1.33 лв)
     +0.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 $
(3.41 лв)
0.64 $
(1.17 лв)
     -65.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.05 $
(3.73 лв)
0.98 $
(1.79 лв)
     -52.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 $
(2.25 лв)
0.39 $
(0.72 лв)
     -68.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $
(2.26 лв)
0.37 $
(0.67 лв)
     -70.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $
(3.56 лв)
0.83 $
(1.52 лв)
     -57.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $
(3.50 лв)
0.60 $
(1.09 лв)
     -68.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $
(23.69 лв)
5.49 $
(10.00 лв)
     -57.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $
(4.86 лв)
0.85 $
(1.55 лв)
     -68.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $
(6.06 лв)
1.39 $
(2.53 лв)
     -58.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.99 $
(16.38 лв)
3.29 $
(6.00 лв)
     -63.4 %
Transportation
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(4.56 лв)
0.88 $
(1.60 лв)
     -64.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(127.55 лв)
27.44 $
(50.00 лв)
     -60.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(6.38 лв)
1.10 $
(2.00 лв)
     -68.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(4.92 лв)
0.88 $
(1.61 лв)
     -67.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(54.66 лв)
9.55 $
(17.40 лв)
     -68.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(6.89 лв)
6.12 $
(11.15 лв)
     +61.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(45,552.87 лв)
23,050.14 $
(42,000.00 лв)
     -7.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,206.62 $
(42,285.14 лв)
22,827.99 $
(41,595.23 лв)
     -1.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.86 $
(331.36 лв)
116.58 $
(212.42 лв)
     -35.9 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.30 лв)
0.17 $
(0.31 лв)
     +3.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.31 $
(126.29 лв)
12.33 $
(22.46 лв)
     -82.2 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.87 $
(76.30 лв)
26.54 $
(48.35 лв)
     -36.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.44 $
(33.60 лв)
12.31 $
(22.42 лв)
     -33.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(21.87 лв)
7.27 $
(13.25 лв)
     -39.4 %
Childcare
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,164.71 $
(2,122.24 лв)
386.47 $
(704.19 лв)
     -66.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,573.95 $
(30,199.64 лв)
6,202.56 $
(11,301.78 лв)
     -62.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.28 $
(84.33 лв)
56.75 $
(103.41 лв)
     +22.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.45 $
(66.42 лв)
29.84 $
(54.37 лв)
     -18.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.95 $
(145.67 лв)
72.67 $
(132.42 лв)
     -9.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.23 $
(200.85 лв)
81.79 $
(149.02 лв)
     -25.8 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,705.53 $
(3,107.67 лв)
370.15 $
(674.46 лв)
     -78.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,375.62 $
(2,506.54 лв)
278.10 $
(506.73 лв)
     -79.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,840.60 $
(5,175.91 лв)
636.42 $
(1,159.63 лв)
     -77.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,242.45 $
(4,086.01 лв)
463.20 $
(844.01 лв)
     -79.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 417.69 $
(761.08 лв)
160.62 $
(292.67 лв)
     -61.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 281.90 $
(513.65 лв)
108.45 $
(197.61 лв)
     -61.5 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Bulgaria Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,183.65 $
(7,623.09 лв)
802.67 $
(1,462.56 лв)
     -80.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.37 3.28      -38.9 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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