- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Stara Zagora
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Stara Zagora, Bulgaria**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 69% | |||
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Food in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 69% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 12 лв (E£ 132) | E£ 69 | + 91% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 5.99 лв (E£ 66) | E£ 67 | - 1% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.52 лв (E£ 50) | E£ 35 | + 43% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.76 лв (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 49% | |

12 eggs, large | 3.31 лв (E£ 37) | E£ 18 | + 107% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.88 лв (E£ 32) | E£ 6 | + 421% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 8 лв (E£ 85) | E£ 29 | + 189% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.12 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 18 | + 29% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.34 лв (E£ 15) | E£ 5.33 | + 179% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.00 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 17 | - 35% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 9 лв (E£ 95) | E£ 92 | + 3% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.32 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 11 | + 134% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.89 лв (E£ 10) | E£ 3.48 | + 184% | |

Housing | + 75% | |||

Housing in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 75% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 450 лв (E£ 4,990) | E£ 5,083 | - 2% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 400 лв (E£ 4,437) | E£ 2,637 | + 68% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 184 лв (E£ 2,038) | E£ 291 | + 599% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 296 лв (E£ 3,284) | E£ 2,571 | + 28% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 210 лв (E£ 2,327) | E£ 1,457 | + 60% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 121 лв (E£ 1,346) | E£ 238 | + 465% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 15 лв (E£ 163) | E£ 381 | - 57% | |

40” flat screen TV | 916 лв (E£ 10,162) | E£ 6,052 | + 68% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 165 лв (E£ 1,831) | E£ 1,489 | + 23% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 16 лв (E£ 182) | E£ 67 | + 170% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 35 лв (E£ 388) | E£ 17 | + 2201% | |

Clothes | + 55% | |||

Clothes in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 55% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 70 лв (E£ 779) | E£ 735 | + 6% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 95 лв (E£ 1,053) | E£ 604 | + 74% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 126 лв (E£ 1,393) | E£ 1,448 | - 4% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 121 лв (E£ 1,339) | E£ 581 | + 130% | |

Transportation | + 77% | |||

Transportation in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 77% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 34,628 лв (E£ 384,129) | E£ 356,935 | + 8% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.17 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 3.61 | + 567% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 40 лв (E£ 445) | E£ 182 | + 144% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 8 лв (E£ 91) | E£ 94 | - 4% | |

Personal Care | + 207% | |||

Personal Care in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 207% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 9 лв (E£ 99) | E£ 24 | + 309% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 32 лв (E£ 360) | E£ 87 | + 311% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 33 лв (E£ 371) | E£ 104 | + 257% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 5.40 лв (E£ 60) | E£ 40 | + 49% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.48 лв (E£ 61) | E£ 19 | + 222% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.47 лв (E£ 61) | E£ 26 | + 136% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.25 лв (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 97% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 2.86 лв (E£ 32) | E£ 12 | + 175% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 10 лв (E£ 106) | E£ 29 | + 269% | |

Entertainment | + 115% | |||

Entertainment in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 115% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 39 лв (E£ 430) | E£ 119 | + 262% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 19 лв (E£ 216) | E£ 86 | + 151% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 25 лв (E£ 273) | E£ 229 | + 19% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 70 лв (E£ 779) | E£ 228 | + 242% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 9 лв (E£ 97) | E£ 52 | + 86% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.25 лв (E£ 25) | E£ 22 | + 16% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.44 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 19 | + 39% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | - | E£ 12,013 | - | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.35 лв (E£ 3.91) | E£ 0.23 | + 1623% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 34 лв (E£ 372) | E£ 433 | - 14% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.76 лв (E£ 64) | E£ 27 | + 135% | |

TOTAL | + 85% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 234 prices entered by 26 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
11.093
EGP
/
BGN

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#
Cost of living in
**Stara Zagora (Bulgaria)**
is
**85% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 27,711**(2,498 лв) in Stara Zagora to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 15,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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