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

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

Currency:

Food | + 34% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 34% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 10 лв (E£ 110) | E£ 72 | + 53% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 7 лв (E£ 79) | E£ 72 | + 10% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.67 лв (E£ 50) | E£ 37 | + 34% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.96 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 55% | |

12 eggs, large | 3.34 лв (E£ 36) | E£ 20 | + 77% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.34 лв (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 78% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 5.53 лв (E£ 59) | E£ 29 | + 104% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 1.95 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 21 | - 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 0.98 лв (E£ 10) | E£ 5.86 | + 78% | |

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 | 11 лв (E£ 113) | E£ 92 | + 22% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.22 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 11 | + 110% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 1.10 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 10 | + 14% | |

Housing | + 12% | |||

Housing in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 12% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 692 лв (E£ 7,397) | E£ 5,401 | + 37% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 467 лв (E£ 4,994) | E£ 3,866 | + 29% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 157 лв (E£ 1,681) | E£ 898 | + 87% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 448 лв (E£ 4,785) | E£ 3,625 | + 32% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 284 лв (E£ 3,039) | E£ 2,335 | + 30% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 92 лв (E£ 984) | E£ 736 | + 34% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 17 лв (E£ 178) | E£ 365 | - 51% | |

40” flat screen TV | 769 лв (E£ 8,219) | E£ 6,508 | + 26% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 171 лв (E£ 1,830) | E£ 1,877 | - 2% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 10 лв (E£ 110) | E£ 67 | + 63% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 7 лв (E£ 78) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 1% | |||

Clothes in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 1% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 109 лв (E£ 1,161) | E£ 740 | + 57% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 50 лв (E£ 531) | E£ 681 | - 22% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 148 лв (E£ 1,578) | E£ 1,691 | - 7% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 155 лв (E£ 1,658) | E£ 777 | + 114% | |

Transportation | + 43% | |||

Transportation in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 43% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 33,333 лв (E£ 356,380) | E£ 453,039 | - 21% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.25 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 3.88 | + 520% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 39 лв (E£ 418) | E£ 182 | + 129% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 7 лв (E£ 74) | E£ 126 | - 41% | |

Personal Care | + 109% | |||

Personal Care in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 109% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 12 лв (E£ 130) | E£ 33 | + 299% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 18 лв (E£ 196) | E£ 72 | + 171% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 32 лв (E£ 339) | E£ 200 | + 69% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 8 лв (E£ 87) | E£ 40 | + 118% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.21 лв (E£ 56) | E£ 21 | + 165% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.67 лв (E£ 61) | E£ 26 | + 136% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 1.91 лв (E£ 20) | E£ 20 | + 3% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 2.57 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 15 | + 87% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 8 лв (E£ 90) | E£ 46 | + 94% | |

Entertainment | + 72% | |||

Entertainment in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 72% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 27 лв (E£ 284) | E£ 153 | + 85% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 19 лв (E£ 200) | E£ 99 | + 102% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 30 лв (E£ 324) | E£ 520 | - 38% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 54 лв (E£ 582) | E£ 249 | + 134% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 7 лв (E£ 76) | E£ 52 | + 47% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.69 лв (E£ 29) | E£ 25 | + 14% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.08 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 19 | + 14% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 1,118 лв (E£ 11,953) | E£ 11,487 | + 4% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.41 лв (E£ 4.36) | E£ 0.23 | + 1822% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 57 лв (E£ 611) | E£ 416 | + 47% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.31 лв (E£ 57) | E£ 28 | + 103% | |

TOTAL | + 38% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 404 prices entered by 32 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
**Plovdiv (Bulgaria)**
is
**38% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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