- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Stara Zagora
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 45% | |||
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Food in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 45% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 12 лв (E£ 102) | E£ 61 | + 67% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 5.99 лв (E£ 51) | E£ 48 | + 8% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.52 лв (E£ 39) | E£ 31 | + 25% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.76 лв (E£ 15) | E£ 12 | + 29% | |
12 eggs, large | 3.31 лв (E£ 28) | E£ 16 | + 78% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.88 лв (E£ 25) | E£ 4.82 | + 413% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 8 лв (E£ 65) | E£ 38 | + 70% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.12 лв (E£ 18) | E£ 12 | + 52% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.34 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 4.24 | + 171% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.00 лв (E£ 9) | E£ 15 | - 43% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 9 лв (E£ 74) | E£ 142 | - 48% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.32 лв (E£ 20) | E£ 9 | + 128% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.94 лв (E£ 8) | E£ 3.58 | + 126% | |
Housing | + 37% | |||
Housing in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 37% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 432 лв (E£ 3,707) | E£ 4,450 | - 17% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 397 лв (E£ 3,411) | E£ 2,577 | + 32% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 184 лв (E£ 1,577) | E£ 218 | + 624% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 296 лв (E£ 2,542) | E£ 2,526 | + 1% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 210 лв (E£ 1,801) | E£ 1,649 | + 9% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 121 лв (E£ 1,042) | E£ 355 | + 193% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 15 лв (E£ 127) | E£ 443 | - 71% | |
40” flat screen TV | 916 лв (E£ 7,866) | E£ 5,512 | + 43% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 165 лв (E£ 1,417) | E£ 1,699 | - 17% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 16 лв (E£ 141) | E£ 64 | + 122% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 35 лв (E£ 300) | E£ 19 | + 1503% | |
Clothes | + 25% | |||
Clothes in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 25% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 70 лв (E£ 603) | E£ 645 | - 7% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 95 лв (E£ 815) | E£ 599 | + 36% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 126 лв (E£ 1,078) | E£ 1,046 | + 3% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 121 лв (E£ 1,037) | E£ 720 | + 44% | |
Transportation | + 102% | |||
Transportation in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 102% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 34,628 лв (E£ 297,348) | E£ 291,975 | + 2% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.17 лв (E£ 19) | E£ 2.61 | + 613% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 40 лв (E£ 345) | E£ 109 | + 216% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 9 лв (E£ 82) | E£ 24 | + 239% | |
Personal Care | + 128% | |||
Personal Care in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 128% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 9 лв (E£ 77) | E£ 24 | + 216% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 32 лв (E£ 279) | E£ 76 | + 266% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 33 лв (E£ 288) | E£ 112 | + 158% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 5.40 лв (E£ 46) | E£ 30 | + 55% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.48 лв (E£ 47) | E£ 30 | + 57% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.47 лв (E£ 47) | E£ 27 | + 74% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.25 лв (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 53% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 2.86 лв (E£ 25) | E£ 9 | + 163% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 10 лв (E£ 82) | E£ 26 | + 213% | |
Entertainment | + 92% | |||
Entertainment in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 92% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 39 лв (E£ 333) | E£ 119 | + 180% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 19 лв (E£ 167) | E£ 73 | + 128% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 25 лв (E£ 211) | E£ 283 | - 25% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 70 лв (E£ 603) | E£ 233 | + 158% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 9 лв (E£ 75) | E£ 52 | + 44% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.25 лв (E£ 19) | E£ 24 | - 19% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.44 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 19 | + 7% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 339 лв (E£ 2,911) | E£ 2,268 | + 28% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.35 лв (E£ 3.03) | E£ 0.23 | + 1203% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 34 лв (E£ 288) | E£ 394 | - 27% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.76 лв (E£ 49) | E£ 26 | + 90% | |
TOTAL | + 65% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 472 prices entered by 32 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
8.587
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/
BGN
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Cost of living in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 65% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 25,745
(2,998 лв)
in Stara Zagora
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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