Cost of Living in Varna

Summary about cost of living in Varna:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 лв 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 лв 25.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 лв 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 лв 2.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 лв 2.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.38 лв 1.50-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 лв 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.04 лв 0.60-1.80
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.58 лв 6.06-8.33
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 лв 0.57-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.95 лв 0.86-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.97 лв 2.60-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.51 лв 3.18-6.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.04 лв 2.72-5.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.58 лв 4.54-8.16
Apples (1 lb) 0.90 лв 0.54-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 1.23 лв 1.00-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 лв 0.91-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.13 лв 0.91-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.46 лв 0.36-0.59
Onion (1 lb) 0.48 лв 0.45-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 1.21 лв 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.92 лв 0.75-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 лв 7.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.15 лв 1.00-1.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 лв 1.50-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.50 лв 5.20-6.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 лв 1.00-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 лв 30.00-45.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.09 лв 1.00-1.20
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.43 лв 1.29-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 лв 15.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.28 лв 7.42-9.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,630.72 лв 25,000.00-40,937.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,540.41 лв 28,000.00-36,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 146.86 лв 85.00-221.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 лв 0.10-0.45
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.77 лв 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.96 лв 30.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.64 лв 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 лв 10.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 494.67 лв 300.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,355.56 лв 5,000.00-10,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.57 лв 45.00-125.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.31 лв 35.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 115.02 лв 80.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.20 лв 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 449.89 лв 350.00-600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 322.85 лв 250.00-450.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 842.53 лв 600.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 580.35 лв 450.00-700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 183.70 лв 139.35-232.26
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 121.71 лв 83.61-157.93
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 946.77 лв
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.28 3.00-5.00

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Last update: October 2019
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10 Comments so far

#Mike on Jul 23, 2019 :
Been to Bulgaria twice to Sofia and Stara Zagora - both trips was amazed at the friendliness of everyone we met. I enjoyed the relaxed way of life and the countryside was picturesque. People there are cool and it is inexpensive. Looking forward to getting back to check out Varna, as I prefer areas near the water.
#Anonymous on Oct 29, 2018 :
Varna is an awesome place to call home.I've lived here for 9 years and still enjoy my full time living here being a retired American.To the haters out there who think Varna is a bad place.Just keep on hating everything especially your miserable existence.Varna is a vibrant city full of warm wonderful people.To those who hate Varna don't visit, because Varna is too special for haters.
#Anonymous on Mar 11, 2018 :
I been to varna so many times love it there cheap cheerfull and lots to do
#Cristian on May 12, 2017 :
I am expat in Varna, average salary is 700 LEV. Cost of living is really low. Come to Varna, is beautiful
#one on Jan 22, 2017 :
Haters gonna hate. Whiners gonna whine. Varna is a nice city, if you're a well educated specialist you'll have a good job for good amount of money for the standard and respectively a good life. I know people working there as pharmaceutist, lawyer, casino croupier, auditor, web designer. They all earn about 1000lv net or more, which is more than the average income in the country. Of course if you're a salesman or laborer you won't be paid good, but these types of jobs are not paid well everywhere around the world. Don't complain and get your shit together.

In response to Adam - you're an arrogant hater who's focused at the bad stuff.
#Kolev on Oct 16, 2016 :
I writing you abot Bulgarian dates.
Salaries in Varna is a second in Bulgaria after Sofia. By official statistic in 2016 - 938 leva.
Sofia - 1,264, Plovdov - 835 leva, Burgas - 746 leva. This is gross salaries per months, but information of net salaries is not correct.
#fabien on Jun 11, 2016 :
Spending a Holiday in Varna is excellent value....Great prices, lovely weather....Living there must be very hard as Wages are very low...
#Russell on Apr 29, 2016 :
For all Haters... Bulgaria is a an amazing country. and just FYI I'm not Bulgarian and its a honour to be one!
#Silvia on Apr 15, 2016 :
Hey guys, I am from Varna, living there is almost imposible! If you have 300 euros for a salary you are a lucky man! A lot of emmigration, bad infrastructure, sad people, angry and talking bullshits and lies all the time! I wish I ca say a good word, but I can't !
#Adam on Oct 11, 2015 :
Guys don't waste your time and money going to bulgaria, this country is a less-than-3rd world sh**hole. I lived there for 2 years, everybody in that country is angry all the time. They hate themselves, and also others.