- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Rousse
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Rousse, Bulgaria compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 134% | |||
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Food in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 134% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 14 лв (E£ 146) | E£ 61 | + 139% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 7 лв (E£ 75) | E£ 48 | + 57% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 7 лв (E£ 75) | E£ 25 | + 197% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 2.05 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 10 | + 114% | |
12 eggs, large | 2.63 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 11 | + 156% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.70 лв (E£ 28) | E£ 6 | + 345% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 6 лв (E£ 62) | E£ 27 | + 129% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.14 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 13 | + 67% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.35 лв (E£ 14) | E£ 3.74 | + 272% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.06 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 9 | + 22% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 12 лв (E£ 122) | E£ 89 | + 37% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.17 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 9 | + 146% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 1.12 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 2.71 | + 326% | |
Housing | + 40% | |||
Housing in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 40% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 451 лв (E£ 4,649) | E£ 4,450 | + 4% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 366 лв (E£ 3,770) | E£ 2,577 | + 46% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 238 лв (E£ 2,456) | E£ 218 | + 1027% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 289 лв (E£ 2,980) | E£ 2,526 | + 18% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 200 лв (E£ 2,056) | E£ 1,181 | + 74% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 126 лв (E£ 1,297) | E£ 512 | + 153% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 19 лв (E£ 194) | E£ 443 | - 56% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,355 лв (E£ 13,962) | E£ 5,512 | + 153% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 185 лв (E£ 1,902) | E£ 1,699 | + 12% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 11 лв (E£ 114) | E£ 64 | + 79% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 15 лв (E£ 155) | E£ 19 | + 725% | |
Clothes | + 11% | |||
Clothes in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 11% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 114 лв (E£ 1,177) | E£ 645 | + 82% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 53 лв (E£ 551) | E£ 599 | - 8% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 107 лв (E£ 1,102) | E£ 1,046 | + 5% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 115 лв (E£ 1,186) | E£ 720 | + 65% | |
Transportation | + 45% | |||
Transportation in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 45% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 20,715 лв (E£ 213,447) | E£ 507,909 | - 58% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.06 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 3.02 | + 603% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 55 лв (E£ 564) | E£ 109 | + 418% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 21 | - | |
Personal Care | + 130% | |||
Personal Care in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 130% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 10 лв (E£ 103) | E£ 24 | + 325% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 20 лв (E£ 206) | E£ 76 | + 171% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 25 лв (E£ 259) | E£ 112 | + 132% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 8 лв (E£ 86) | E£ 30 | + 187% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 4.64 лв (E£ 48) | E£ 30 | + 60% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.00 лв (E£ 52) | E£ 27 | + 91% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.52 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 13 | + 106% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 3.78 лв (E£ 39) | E£ 12 | + 237% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 9 лв (E£ 95) | E£ 39 | + 143% | |
Entertainment | + 94% | |||
Entertainment in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 94% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 29 лв (E£ 300) | E£ 119 | + 153% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 18 лв (E£ 189) | E£ 73 | + 158% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 22 лв (E£ 228) | E£ 283 | - 20% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 55 лв (E£ 569) | E£ 233 | + 144% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 5.75 лв (E£ 59) | E£ 52 | + 14% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.58 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 24 | + 12% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.13 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 19 | + 13% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 800 лв (E£ 8,243) | E£ 2,268 | + 263% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 0.23 | - | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 60 лв (E£ 618) | E£ 394 | + 57% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.59 лв (E£ 58) | E£ 26 | + 121% | |
TOTAL | + 69% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 498 prices entered by 36 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 29, 2017.
Exchange rate:
10.304
EGP
/
BGN
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Cost of living in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 69% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 26,367
(2,559 лв)
in Rousse
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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