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 5.21 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.02 лв
12 eggs, large 3.75 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.37 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.96 лв
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 0.85 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.04 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.03 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.52 лв
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 841 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 125 лв
Internet 8MB (1 month) 16 лв
40” flat screen TV 787 лв
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 176 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7 лв
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 106 лв
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 135 лв
1 pair of leather business shoes 148 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 51 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, ...) 10 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 out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 57 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 лв
Capuccino in expat area of the city 3.24 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.69 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 5.56 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,296 prices entered by 321 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2015.

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