- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Rousse
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Rousse, Bulgaria compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 107% | |||
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Food in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 107% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 14 лв (E£ 152) | E£ 66 | + 133% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 7 лв (E£ 78) | E£ 60 | + 30% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 7 лв (E£ 78) | E£ 32 | + 143% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 2.05 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 13 | + 74% | |
12 eggs, large | 2.63 лв (E£ 28) | E£ 16 | + 71% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.70 лв (E£ 29) | E£ 6 | + 373% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 6 лв (E£ 64) | E£ 27 | + 138% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.14 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | + 53% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.35 лв (E£ 14) | E£ 5.21 | + 178% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.06 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 13 | - 10% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 12 лв (E£ 127) | E£ 88 | + 43% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.17 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 10 | + 142% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 1.12 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 2.28 | + 427% | |
Housing | + 58% | |||
Housing in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 58% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 451 лв (E£ 4,839) | E£ 4,826 | + 0% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 366 лв (E£ 3,924) | E£ 2,486 | + 58% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 238 лв (E£ 2,556) | E£ 245 | + 941% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 289 лв (E£ 3,102) | E£ 2,488 | + 25% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 200 лв (E£ 2,140) | E£ 1,489 | + 44% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 126 лв (E£ 1,350) | E£ 238 | + 467% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 19 лв (E£ 202) | E£ 397 | - 49% | |
40” flat screen TV | 1,355 лв (E£ 14,533) | E£ 6,060 | + 140% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 185 лв (E£ 1,980) | E£ 1,489 | + 33% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 11 лв (E£ 118) | E£ 55 | + 115% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 15 лв (E£ 161) | E£ 17 | + 854% | |
Clothes | + 12% | |||
Clothes in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 12% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 114 лв (E£ 1,225) | E£ 735 | + 67% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 53 лв (E£ 574) | E£ 604 | - 5% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 107 лв (E£ 1,147) | E£ 1,360 | - 16% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 115 лв (E£ 1,234) | E£ 581 | + 112% | |
Transportation | + 72% | |||
Transportation in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 72% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 20,715 лв (E£ 222,170) | E£ 348,808 | - 36% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.06 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 3.19 | + 594% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 47 лв (E£ 499) | E£ 123 | + 307% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 21 | - | |
Personal Care | + 169% | |||
Personal Care in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 169% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 10 лв (E£ 107) | E£ 24 | + 343% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 20 лв (E£ 214) | E£ 90 | + 138% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 25 лв (E£ 270) | E£ 98 | + 175% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 8 лв (E£ 90) | E£ 30 | + 199% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 4.64 лв (E£ 50) | E£ 19 | + 163% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.00 лв (E£ 54) | E£ 23 | + 138% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.52 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 114% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 3.78 лв (E£ 41) | E£ 12 | + 251% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 9 лв (E£ 99) | E£ 28 | + 257% | |
Entertainment | + 35% | |||
Entertainment in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 35% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 29 лв (E£ 312) | E£ 119 | + 163% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 18 лв (E£ 197) | E£ 80 | + 146% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 22 лв (E£ 237) | E£ 323 | - 27% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 55 лв (E£ 592) | E£ 214 | + 177% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 5.75 лв (E£ 62) | E£ 52 | + 18% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.58 лв (E£ 28) | E£ 24 | + 16% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.13 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 19 | + 17% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | 900 лв (E£ 9,652) | E£ 12,013 | - 20% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 0.23 | - | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 60 лв (E£ 643) | E£ 433 | + 49% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.59 лв (E£ 60) | E£ 26 | + 132% | |
TOTAL | + 67% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 490 prices entered by 36 different people.
These prices were last updated on September 24, 2017.
Exchange rate:
10.725
EGP
/
BGN
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Cost of living in Rousse (Bulgaria) is 67% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 21,773
(2,030 лв)
in Rousse
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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