Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,939 prices entered by 273 different people.
Latest price update: September 01, 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 5.70 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.94 лв
12 eggs, large 3.67 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.31 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.29 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.15 лв
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 1.68 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.16 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 9 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.14 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.84 лв
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 808 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 160 лв
Internet 8MB (1 month) 18 лв
40” flat screen TV 807 лв
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 229 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) 133 лв
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 57 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 122 лв
1 pair of leather business shoes 124 лв
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 35,201 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.46 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 48 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 7 лв
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 12 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.76 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.22 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.34 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 66 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 лв
Capuccino in expat area of the city 3.02 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.45 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 55 лв
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 5.15 лв

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