Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,104 prices entered by 297 different people.
Latest price update: December 19, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 12 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 7 лв
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.71 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.95 лв
12 eggs, large 3.79 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.44 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.11 лв
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 1.43 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.15 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 9 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.12 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.74 лв
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 809 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 150 лв
Internet 8MB (1 month) 17 лв
40” flat screen TV 714 лв
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 195 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12 лв
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 121 лв
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 131 лв
1 pair of leather business shoes 130 лв
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 36,011 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.43 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 50 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 8 лв
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 11 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.89 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.23 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.39 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10 лв
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30 лв
2 tickets to the movies 19 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 29 лв
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 60 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 лв
Capuccino in expat area of the city 2.88 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.60 лв
iPod nano 16GB 413 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.29 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 51 лв
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 5.28 лв

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