- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Rousse
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Rousse, Bulgaria compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 53% | |||
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Food in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 53% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 14 лв (E£ 119) | E£ 61 | + 95% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 7 лв (E£ 64) | E£ 48 | + 34% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 5.74 лв (E£ 49) | E£ 31 | + 59% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.84 лв (E£ 16) | E£ 12 | + 35% | |
12 eggs, large | 2.40 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 16 | + 29% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.39 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 4.82 | + 326% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 6 лв (E£ 54) | E£ 38 | + 41% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 1.79 лв (E£ 15) | E£ 12 | + 28% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.42 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 4.24 | + 187% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.07 лв (E£ 9) | E£ 15 | - 39% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 13 лв (E£ 111) | E£ 142 | - 22% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.16 лв (E£ 19) | E£ 9 | + 112% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.81 лв (E£ 7) | E£ 3.58 | + 95% | |
Housing | - 4% | |||
Housing in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 4% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 426 лв (E£ 3,656) | E£ 4,450 | - 18% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 400 лв (E£ 3,435) | E£ 2,577 | + 33% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 212 лв (E£ 1,823) | E£ 218 | + 737% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 217 лв (E£ 1,866) | E£ 2,526 | - 26% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 200 лв (E£ 1,717) | E£ 1,649 | + 4% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 110 лв (E£ 945) | E£ 355 | + 166% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 18 лв (E£ 156) | E£ 443 | - 65% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,750 лв (E£ 15,027) | E£ 5,512 | + 173% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 138 лв (E£ 1,185) | E£ 1,699 | - 30% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 5.58 лв (E£ 48) | E£ 64 | - 25% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | - | E£ 19 | - | |
Clothes | - 7% | |||
Clothes in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 7% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 110 лв (E£ 945) | E£ 645 | + 46% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 47 лв (E£ 400) | E£ 599 | - 33% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 125 лв (E£ 1,073) | E£ 1,046 | + 3% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 150 лв (E£ 1,288) | E£ 720 | + 79% | |
Transportation | + 36% | |||
Transportation in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 36% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 21,000 лв (E£ 180,324) | E£ 291,975 | - 38% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.98 лв (E£ 17) | E£ 2.61 | + 553% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 27 лв (E£ 233) | E£ 109 | + 114% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 24 | - | |
Personal Care | + 91% | |||
Personal Care in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 91% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 10 лв (E£ 86) | E£ 24 | + 254% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 20 лв (E£ 172) | E£ 76 | + 126% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 22 лв (E£ 191) | E£ 112 | + 71% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 12 лв (E£ 103) | E£ 30 | + 243% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 4.46 лв (E£ 38) | E£ 30 | + 28% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.00 лв (E£ 43) | E£ 27 | + 59% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.00 лв (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 36% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 3.00 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 9 | + 176% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 10 лв (E£ 86) | E£ 26 | + 226% | |
Entertainment | + 25% | |||
Entertainment in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 25% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 25 лв (E£ 215) | E£ 119 | + 81% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 17 лв (E£ 150) | E£ 73 | + 105% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 30 лв (E£ 257) | E£ 283 | - 9% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 80 лв (E£ 687) | E£ 233 | + 194% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 2.80 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 52 | - 54% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.39 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 24 | - 14% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 1.90 лв (E£ 16) | E£ 19 | - 16% | |
iPod nano 16GB | - | E£ 2,268 | - | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 0.23 | - | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | - | E£ 394 | - | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.42 лв (E£ 47) | E£ 26 | + 79% | |
TOTAL | + 27% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 436 prices entered by 31 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 21, 2017.
Exchange rate:
8.587
EGP
/
BGN
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Cost of living in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 27% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 19,056
(2,219 лв)
in Rousse
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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