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Cost of Living in Bulgaria

Cost of living in Bulgaria is 47.15% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Bulgaria is 76.41% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 лв 8.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 лв 30.00-52.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 лв 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 лв 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 лв 2.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.13 лв 1.50-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 лв 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.98 лв 0.55-1.80
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.45 лв 6.06-8.33
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.88 лв 0.64-1.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 лв 0.59-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.97 лв 2.00-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.78 лв 3.29-7.26
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.94 лв 2.72-4.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.06 лв 4.54-8.16
Apples (1 lb) 0.88 лв 0.54-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 1.13 лв 0.91-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 лв 0.68-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 1.11 лв 0.89-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 лв 0.32-0.54
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 лв 0.32-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 лв 0.50-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.90 лв 0.70-1.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 лв 6.50-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.21 лв 1.00-1.80
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 лв 1.30-2.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.50 лв 5.00-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.30 лв 1.00-1.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв 30.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.90 лв 0.70-1.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.29 лв 1.21-1.45
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.20 лв 12.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.43 лв 7.57-9.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 лв 30,000.00-40,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,310.49 лв 28,000.00-40,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.40 лв 100.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 лв 0.15-0.45
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.25 лв 14.00-25.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.86 лв 29.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.89 лв 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 лв 9.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 536.90 лв 300.00-800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,015.66 лв 3,000.00-14,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 88.42 лв 50.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.65 лв 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 126.91 лв 90.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.44 лв 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 490.12 лв 300.00-750.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 366.83 лв 200.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 908.29 лв 500.00-1,369.94
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 645.80 лв 350.00-1,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 185.87 лв 92.90-278.71
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 125.50 лв 65.03-185.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 972.01 лв
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.33 3.10-6.00

Prices in Bulgaria

These data are based on 12893 entries in the past 18 months from 1065 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Bulgaria

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Sofia 39.99 12.55 26.88 33.85 32.59 61.55
Varna 38.96 8.39 24.36 33.25 32.84 48.89
Burgas 36.14 7.25 22.34 30.87 30.33 44.88
Plovdiv 35.98 7.77 22.50 30.46 28.45 54.16
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