- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Plovdiv
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Plovdiv, Bulgaria compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 67% | |||
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Food in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 67% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 11 лв (E£ 111) | E£ 61 | + 80% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 7 лв (E£ 73) | E£ 48 | + 53% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.93 лв (E£ 50) | E£ 31 | + 60% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 2.02 лв (E£ 20) | E£ 12 | + 73% | |
12 eggs, large | 3.31 лв (E£ 33) | E£ 16 | + 108% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.17 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 4.82 | + 353% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 5.66 лв (E£ 57) | E£ 38 | + 48% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 1.91 лв (E£ 19) | E£ 12 | + 60% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.22 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 4.24 | + 190% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.11 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 15 | - 26% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 11 лв (E£ 111) | E£ 142 | - 22% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.23 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 9 | + 157% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.74 лв (E£ 7) | E£ 3.58 | + 108% | |
Housing | + 45% | |||
Housing in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 45% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 661 лв (E£ 6,648) | E£ 4,450 | + 49% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 458 лв (E£ 4,612) | E£ 2,577 | + 79% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 163 лв (E£ 1,644) | E£ 218 | + 655% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 519 лв (E£ 5,225) | E£ 2,526 | + 107% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 283 лв (E£ 2,851) | E£ 1,181 | + 141% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 103 лв (E£ 1,039) | E£ 512 | + 103% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 16 лв (E£ 160) | E£ 443 | - 64% | |
40” flat screen TV | 770 лв (E£ 7,750) | E£ 5,512 | + 41% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 164 лв (E£ 1,655) | E£ 1,699 | - 3% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 11 лв (E£ 107) | E£ 64 | + 68% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 7 лв (E£ 67) | E£ 19 | + 257% | |
Clothes | + 9% | |||
Clothes in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 9% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 104 лв (E£ 1,047) | E£ 645 | + 62% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 47 лв (E£ 470) | E£ 599 | - 22% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 154 лв (E£ 1,545) | E£ 1,046 | + 48% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 154 лв (E£ 1,554) | E£ 720 | + 116% | |
Transportation | + 51% | |||
Transportation in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 51% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 31,335 лв (E£ 315,361) | E£ 507,909 | - 38% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.35 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 3.02 | + 683% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 40 лв (E£ 407) | E£ 109 | + 273% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 7 лв (E£ 71) | E£ 25 | + 180% | |
Personal Care | + 160% | |||
Personal Care in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 160% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 12 лв (E£ 123) | E£ 24 | + 409% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 25 лв (E£ 254) | E£ 76 | + 234% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 33 лв (E£ 332) | E£ 112 | + 197% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 8 лв (E£ 82) | E£ 30 | + 174% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 7 лв (E£ 67) | E£ 30 | + 123% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 4.99 лв (E£ 50) | E£ 27 | + 86% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 1.98 лв (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 58% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 2.71 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 136% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 9 лв (E£ 87) | E£ 39 | + 121% | |
Entertainment | + 120% | |||
Entertainment in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 120% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 30 лв (E£ 306) | E£ 119 | + 158% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 18 лв (E£ 180) | E£ 73 | + 146% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 30 лв (E£ 302) | E£ 283 | + 7% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 56 лв (E£ 561) | E£ 233 | + 140% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 7 лв (E£ 73) | E£ 52 | + 41% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.70 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 24 | + 14% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.03 лв (E£ 20) | E£ 19 | + 5% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 348 лв (E£ 3,501) | E£ 2,268 | + 54% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.34 лв (E£ 3.40) | E£ 0.23 | + 1363% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 59 лв (E£ 594) | E£ 394 | + 51% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.40 лв (E£ 54) | E£ 26 | + 109% | |
TOTAL | + 64% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 493 prices entered by 37 different people.
These prices were last updated on April 27, 2017.
Exchange rate:
10.064
EGP
/
BGN
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Cost of living in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 25,682
(2,552 лв)
in Plovdiv
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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