- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Stara Zagora
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living comparison between Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | 4% | |||
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Food in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 4% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 12 лв (E£ 61) | E£ 59 | 4% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 7 лв (E£ 35) | E£ 36 | 2% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.18 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 22 | 7% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.66 лв (E£ 8) | E£ 8 | 0% | |
12 eggs, large | 3.13 лв (E£ 15) | E£ 14 | 12% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.85 лв (E£ 14) | E£ 3.84 | 265% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 5.17 лв (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | 22% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.16 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 12 | 15% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.58 лв (E£ 8) | E£ 4.81 | 62% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.00 лв (E£ 4.93) | E£ 13 | 63% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 8 лв (E£ 38) | E£ 90 | 57% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.29 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 8 | 44% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.97 лв (E£ 4.80) | E£ 2.50 | 92% | |
Housing | 7% | |||
Housing in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 7% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 396 лв (E£ 1,952) | E£ 3,491 | 44% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 386 лв (E£ 1,902) | E£ 1,935 | 2% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 183 лв (E£ 900) | E£ 188 | 378% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 317 лв (E£ 1,561) | E£ 1,820 | 14% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 250 лв (E£ 1,233) | E£ 1,554 | 21% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 108 лв (E£ 534) | E£ 1,158 | 54% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 13 лв (E£ 63) | E£ 289 | 78% | |
40” flat screen TV | 878 лв (E£ 4,327) | E£ 4,882 | 11% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 171 лв (E£ 844) | E£ 1,022 | 17% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 16 лв (E£ 77) | E£ 44 | 77% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 53 лв (E£ 259) | E£ 18 | 1359% | |
Clothes | 34% | |||
Clothes in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 34% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 73 лв (E£ 359) | E£ 398 | 10% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 110 лв (E£ 541) | E£ 331 | 64% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 114 лв (E£ 564) | E£ 737 | 23% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 127 лв (E£ 627) | E£ 540 | 16% | |
Transportation | 71% | |||
Transportation in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 71% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 36,667 лв (E£ 180,776) | E£ 142,552 | 27% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.19 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 2.25 | 381% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 36 лв (E£ 178) | E£ 120 | 47% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 9 лв (E£ 47) | E£ 21 | 119% | |
Personal Care | 55% | |||
Personal Care in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 55% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 9 лв (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | 132% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 34 лв (E£ 167) | - | - | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 35 лв (E£ 173) | E£ 76 | 128% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 5.00 лв (E£ 25) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.13 лв (E£ 25) | E£ 18 | 37% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.59 лв (E£ 28) | E£ 19 | 48% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.39 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 8 | 52% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 2.88 лв (E£ 14) | E£ 5.21 | 173% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 8 лв (E£ 39) | E£ 25 | 55% | |
Entertainment | 28% | |||
Entertainment in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 28% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 25 лв (E£ 123) | E£ 65 | 89% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 17 лв (E£ 83) | E£ 66 | 25% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 18 лв (E£ 86) | E£ 365 | 76% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 64 лв (E£ 316) | E£ 206 | 54% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 9 лв (E£ 45) | E£ 32 | 39% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.00 лв (E£ 10) | E£ 19 | 49% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.28 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 12 | 9% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 339 лв (E£ 1,671) | E£ 1,962 | 15% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.35 лв (E£ 1.74) | E£ 0.24 | 638% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 35 лв (E£ 173) | E£ 325 | 47% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.48 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 23 | 19% | |
TOTAL | 26% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 299 prices entered by 21 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 25, 2016.
Exchange rate:
4.930
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/
BGN
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Cost of living in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 26% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 20,498
(4,158 лв)
in Stara Zagora
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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