Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 11 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 7 лв
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.88 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.02 лв
12 eggs, large 3.80 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.36 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.91 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.92 лв
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 0.87 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.02 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.06 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.65 лв
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 856 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 130 лв
Internet 8MB (1 month) 17 лв
40” flat screen TV 910 лв
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 169 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 14 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7 лв
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 105 лв
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 132 лв
1 pair of leather business shoes 144 лв
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 34,433 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.46 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 50 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, ...) 11 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.92 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.58 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.42 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.68 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9 лв
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 26 лв
2 tickets to the movies 17 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 31 лв
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 57 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.24 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.67 лв
iPod nano 16GB 413 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.32 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 46 лв
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.59 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,371 prices entered by 327 different people.
Latest price update: April 26, 2015.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
183rd
out of 193
eastern europe
22nd
out of 28

Cheapest and most expensive products in Sofia compared to other cities:

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1st
the world
4th
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4th
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4th
the world
5th
eastern europe
1st

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