Cost of Living in Plovdiv

Summary about cost of living in Plovdiv, Bulgaria:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 лв 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 лв 50.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.38 лв 10.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.50 лв 2.00-4.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 лв 3.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.93 лв 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 лв 1.80-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.29 лв 1.00-2.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.87 лв 7.57-10.22
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.35 лв 0.91-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.45 лв 0.80-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.46 лв 3.00-5.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.56 лв 4.08-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.87 лв 3.18-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.34 лв 5.44-11.79
Apples (1 lb) 1.15 лв 0.68-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 лв 0.91-1.42
Oranges (1 lb) 1.12 лв 0.79-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.55 лв 1.13-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.69 лв 0.44-1.04
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 лв 0.41-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.56 лв 1.00-2.30
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 лв 0.80-1.60
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 лв 8.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.67 лв 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 лв 1.57-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 лв 5.25-7.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 лв 1.00-1.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв 32.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 лв 0.95-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.59 лв 1.32-2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.00 лв 12.00-12.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.99 лв 9.08-13.63
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,086.00 лв 40,000.00-43,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 42,443.33 лв 39,750.00-46,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.82 лв 100.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 лв 0.15-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.87 лв 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.06 лв 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.63 лв 12.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.50 лв 10.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 518.75 лв 400.00-800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,275.00 лв 7,000.00-19,605.23
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.35 лв 40.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.52 лв 40.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.76 лв 80.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.29 лв 100.00-225.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 568.44 лв 450.00-850.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 409.41 лв 300.00-500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 930.77 лв 700.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 692.31 лв 600.00-850.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 228.19 лв 167.22-364.27
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 155.72 лв 130.06-204.38
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,263.64 лв
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.28 2.50-5.00

Prices in Plovdiv

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Last update: August 2022
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16 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 26, 2022:
Plovdiv yet another forgettable place in Bulgaria. People arguing in public nasty attitudes are considered the norm. The women need to rinse it out occasionally before the next customer.
Anonymous on Mar 13, 2022:
Lol wannabe mafia kids turn into wannabe mafia adults. The biggest problem with Bulgaria is Bulgarian citizens are wannabe everything and wannabe nothing. Dig a big deep wide hole knock them out before throwing them in the hole but let's make it worthwhile. Pour gasoline generously all over them throw a lit match into the hole crack open a bottle of high quality French champagne and listen to them scream so relaxing and refreshing knowing non-existence remains of their charred remains used as fertilizer. Repeat process another bottle of champagne please.
Anon on Mar 08, 2022:
I enjoy this.
People going to other peoples countries,
Telling THEM how to behave. And act.
Prrrfect.
Hilarious.

I went to bulgaria, was greeted w wanna be mafia kids. I was cool with it.

Be yourself
Anonymous on Jan 25, 2022:
Bulgaria is one of those countries that's forgettable with forgettable things notice I didn't say people.
Anonymous on Dec 24, 2021:
We were interested in possibly purchasing a house in Plovdiv several years ago but didn't for this reason. The price of the house was advertised by the owner. But after the owner found out we were from Britain the price went up another 40% than the original asking price so we decided not to buy it. Several days went by after not purchasing the owners house only to receive nasty emails from the owner for not buying the house. Evenentially Bulgarians must think they can take advantage of foreigners by price gouging or intimidation but it didn't work. Bulgarians wonder why other foreigners shun them but it's quite obviously their deceptive attitudes and hateful attitudes.I agree with the overview from the former poster spot on.
Hristo Beats aka Mini cooper enthusiast on Jul 25, 2021:
Foreigners are not used to the reality, no one will babysit you just because you're different, unlike you people we have actual problems and stuff to worry about, welcome to reality if you can't take it go back to your country I'm sure Jamal and Mohammed need you, sincerely Hristo.
Plovdiv on May 03, 2021:
Most of those comments are totally disconnected from the reality, at least about Plovdiv, except for the "Drivers disregard important traffic rules" + some drivers are aggressive. And there are rude people here as in any other country, but they are rude to Bulgarians too... Plovdiv is a much safer city than all mid to big cities in Western Europe.
Anonymous on Jan 14, 2021:
It's a shame the majority of Bulgarians are racist against foreigners visiting and living in their country.Every bulgarian we came across was so negative and mean acting during our short visit especially in Plovdiv,pity.
Anonymous on Jan 08, 2021:
The post on March 13 2020 just proves how violent and irrational Bulgarians are.I was offered an IT job in Bulgaria last year and I didn't even contact any company in Bulgaria.I did get several nasty emails from companies interested in me working for them when I said no thank you not interested.Bad karma breeds bad karma.After reading the comments here and comparing them with the nasty emails I received last year I fully understand how Bulgarian people are now no thanks bye bye Bulgaria.
Anonymous on Jan 06, 2021:
The overview of Plovdiv on March 25 2019 and December 27 2020 are both correct.Plovdiv is a mixed bag of hatred towards any foreigners and it spills over into the rest of Bulgaria.Many different ethnic groups live in Plovdiv and the Bulgarian people remind them often how unwelcome those ethnic groups really are even though those ethnic groups contribute heavily to Plovdiv economy.The post from Anonymous But BG on March 13 2020 reveals how the bigots are a native Bulgarian mindset.Plovdiv like the rest of Bulgaria has a high crime rate no doubt.Bulgarian men and women have a mafia mindset trying to play the tuff guy approach.Theft is a big game to Bulgarians overall because they'll try to take it all.In a nutshell Bulgarians are mentally retarded psychopaths.
Anonymous on Dec 27, 2020:
My wife and I visited Plovdiv, Sofia, Varna, Ruse, two weeks each place 2019.The Bulgarians are definitely a strange group with a strange mentality no doubt. We've traveled extensively around the world three times over the years and have never met people who acted so rudely just checking into hotels, eating out, walking around looking at different architecture.I doubt seriously if Bulgaria ranks at all on any peace index as violent as their behaviors were we encountered for no reasons whatsoever.A beautiful country with a shithole mindset ruined it for us, we'll never return.
Anonymous but BG ;) on Mar 13, 2020:
To #Anonymous on 25 March 2019

Man, chill out! How can you tell such things to our country that are overly exaggerated. This kind of viewpoint is too much and tourists here are chilling in BG, tf is your problem :(
On the other hand, we rank 26th place on GPI (Global Peace Index) accordig to 2018 statistics. Some developed countries are even not safe and has a lot of crime rates.
S.P. on Feb 09, 2020:
Plovdiv is amazing. Warm people, nice weather, great food,Balkan magic.
P on Feb 01, 2020:
Clearly you should stay at home. Welcome to the real world
marto on Jul 01, 2019:
Plovdiv becomes more expensive each day. Compared to other bulgarian cities like Burgas and Varna, it is place where you spent more on eating out, especially reastaurants.
Anonymous on Mar 25, 2019:
The country does have a good nature, but it is inhabitated with people who largely have a low culture, a primitive understanding of civilisation, and a gross language. Drivers disregard important traffic rules and lack prudence, on the public transport it is ugly as most are depressed old people or don't know how to behave. Aggressive people, who also love to treat each other badly, as this country is infamous with the exploitation of the workers and absent healthcare. Avoid visiting this country, as it does not provide anything, other than cheap alcohol and awful music.