Cost of Living in Bulgaria

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 лв 9.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 лв 45.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.12 лв 10.00-14.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 лв 1.60-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 лв 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.81 лв 1.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 лв 1.29-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.40 лв 1.00-2.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.65 лв 6.25-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.45 лв 0.91-2.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.48 лв 0.91-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.74 лв 2.39-5.04
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.25 лв 3.63-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.94 лв 2.72-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.69 лв 4.54-10.88
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 лв 0.59-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 1.25 лв 0.91-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.08 лв 0.68-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.84 лв 0.89-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 лв 0.36-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 лв 0.36-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.44 лв 0.80-2.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 лв 0.70-1.60
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 лв 7.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.54 лв 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 лв 1.65-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 лв 5.50-6.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 лв 1.00-1.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв 35.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.83 лв 1.00-2.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 лв 1.29-2.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.20 лв 12.00-21.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.69 лв 9.08-12.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000.00 лв 35,000.00-44,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 38,433.11 лв 33,000.00-45,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 228.53 лв 130.00-392.31
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 лв 0.14-0.40
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.14 лв 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.27 лв 25.00-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.33 лв 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 лв 10.00-18.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 619.00 лв 300.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,221.22 лв 3,915.53-21,600.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 105.15 лв 40.00-159.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.00 лв 25.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 131.77 лв 80.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.31 лв 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 662.11 лв 400.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 500.55 лв 300.00-760.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,105.04 лв 600.00-1,900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 850.96 лв 550.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 285.49 лв 139.35-483.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 190.77 лв 92.90-325.16
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,390.16 лв
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.31 2.50-5.00

Prices in Bulgaria

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Last update: May 2022
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By City in Bulgaria

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Sofia 44.15 13.33 29.56 37.87 40.17 49.12
Plovdiv 38.27 8.55 24.21 35.32 33.63 44.70
Varna 37.07 8.86 23.72 32.61 32.75 47.12
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