- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Burgas
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Burgas, Bulgaria**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 33% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Burgas (Bulgaria) is 33% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 10 лв (E£ 110) | E£ 72 | + 52% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 11 лв (E£ 112) | E£ 72 | + 57% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.47 лв (E£ 48) | E£ 37 | + 28% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.98 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 57% | |

12 eggs, large | 2.57 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 20 | + 37% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.06 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 57% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 4.00 лв (E£ 43) | E£ 29 | + 48% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.00 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 21 | + 2% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.60 лв (E£ 17) | E£ 5.86 | + 192% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.07 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 19 | - 41% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 8 лв (E£ 86) | E£ 92 | - 7% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.18 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 11 | + 106% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.89 лв (E£ 10) | E£ 10 | - 8% | |

Housing | + 18% | |||

Housing in Burgas (Bulgaria) is 18% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 725 лв (E£ 7,751) | E£ 5,401 | + 44% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 475 лв (E£ 5,078) | E£ 3,866 | + 31% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 160 лв (E£ 1,711) | E£ 898 | + 91% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 400 лв (E£ 4,277) | E£ 3,625 | + 18% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 242 лв (E£ 2,591) | E£ 2,335 | + 11% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 80 лв (E£ 855) | E£ 736 | + 16% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 25 лв (E£ 266) | E£ 365 | - 27% | |

40” flat screen TV | 933 лв (E£ 9,975) | E£ 6,508 | + 53% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 197 лв (E£ 2,109) | E£ 1,877 | + 12% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 12 лв (E£ 134) | E£ 67 | + 98% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 9 лв (E£ 95) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 20% | |||

Clothes in Burgas (Bulgaria) is 20% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 130 лв (E£ 1,390) | E£ 740 | + 88% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 70 лв (E£ 748) | E£ 681 | + 10% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 160 лв (E£ 1,711) | E£ 1,691 | + 1% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 80 лв (E£ 855) | E£ 777 | + 10% | |

Transportation | + 48% | |||

Transportation in Burgas (Bulgaria) is 48% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 30,000 лв (E£ 320,742) | E£ 453,039 | - 29% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.59 лв (E£ 28) | E£ 3.88 | + 614% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 42 лв (E£ 444) | E£ 182 | + 143% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 9 лв (E£ 93) | E£ 126 | - 26% | |

Personal Care | + 112% | |||

Personal Care in Burgas (Bulgaria) is 112% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 13 лв (E£ 136) | E£ 33 | + 314% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 24 лв (E£ 252) | E£ 72 | + 248% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 24 лв (E£ 262) | E£ 200 | + 31% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 3.33 лв (E£ 36) | E£ 40 | - 11% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.36 лв (E£ 57) | E£ 21 | + 172% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 4.78 лв (E£ 51) | E£ 26 | + 99% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.44 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 32% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 3.25 лв (E£ 35) | E£ 15 | + 137% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 9 лв (E£ 96) | E£ 46 | + 109% | |

Entertainment | + 32% | |||

Entertainment in Burgas (Bulgaria) is 32% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 30 лв (E£ 321) | E£ 153 | + 109% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 13 лв (E£ 137) | E£ 99 | + 39% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 21 лв (E£ 227) | E£ 520 | - 56% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 33 лв (E£ 347) | E£ 249 | + 40% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 6 лв (E£ 66) | E£ 52 | + 27% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 1.50 лв (E£ 16) | E£ 25 | - 36% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 1.50 лв (E£ 16) | E£ 19 | - 18% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 843 лв (E£ 9,016) | E£ 11,487 | - 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.35 лв (E£ 3.74) | E£ 0.23 | + 1549% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 32 лв (E£ 344) | E£ 416 | - 17% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.00 лв (E£ 53) | E£ 28 | + 91% | |

TOTAL | + 36% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 401 prices entered by 33 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
10.691
EGP
/
BGN

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#
Cost of living in
**Burgas (Bulgaria)**
is
**36% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 23,078**(2,159 лв) in Burgas to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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