Cost of Living in Bulgaria

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 лв 6.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 лв 30.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 лв 7.82-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 лв 1.20-3.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 лв 2.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.30 лв 1.00-3.91
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 лв 1.09-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.05 лв 0.70-2.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.83 лв 5.68-9.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.01 лв 0.68-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.08 лв 0.59-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.12 лв 2.08-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.80 лв 3.06-7.26
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.19 лв 2.27-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.50 лв 3.63-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 лв 0.45-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 1.18 лв 0.91-1.45
Oranges (1 lb) 1.06 лв 0.59-1.59
Tomato (1 lb) 1.23 лв 0.68-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 лв 0.28-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 лв 0.32-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 лв 0.59-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.97 лв 0.68-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 лв 5.87-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.28 лв 0.99-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 лв 1.40-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 лв 5.50-6.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.20 лв 1.00-1.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв 30.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 лв 0.80-1.60
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.45 лв 1.27-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.20 лв 10.00-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.79 лв 6.66-8.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,000.00 лв 32,000.00-40,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,187.88 лв 32,000.00-45,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 185.71 лв 120.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 лв 0.10-0.40
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.36 лв 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.83 лв 24.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.89 лв 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 лв 8.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 540.35 лв 300.00-800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,096.53 лв 3,200.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 лв 40.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.19 лв 25.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 130.44 лв 80.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.87 лв 70.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 496.26 лв 300.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 378.61 лв 220.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 866.10 лв 500.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 658.28 лв 400.00-1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 199.85 лв 102.19-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 136.20 лв 74.32-222.97
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,077.91 лв
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.56 2.60-6.00

Prices in Bulgaria

This country had 10105 entries in the past 12 months by 622 different contributors.
Last update: June 2021
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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 42.78 14.46 29.60 36.77 37.13 47.63
Plovdiv 40.17 9.68 25.97 34.83 33.10 37.19
Varna 39.87 8.84 25.43 35.11 32.41 40.16
Burgas 39.09 8.74 24.96 33.38 35.54 36.88
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