- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Stara Zagora
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 82% | |||
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Food in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 82% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 12 лв (E£ 128) | E£ 66 | + 95% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 5.99 лв (E£ 64) | E£ 60 | + 7% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.52 лв (E£ 49) | E£ 32 | + 50% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.76 лв (E£ 19) | E£ 13 | + 49% | |
12 eggs, large | 3.31 лв (E£ 35) | E£ 16 | + 115% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.88 лв (E£ 31) | E£ 6 | + 404% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 8 лв (E£ 82) | E£ 27 | + 202% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.12 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | + 51% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.34 лв (E£ 14) | E£ 5.21 | + 176% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.00 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 13 | - 15% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 9 лв (E£ 92) | E£ 88 | + 4% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.32 лв (E£ 25) | E£ 10 | + 159% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.94 лв (E£ 10) | E£ 2.28 | + 344% | |
Housing | + 79% | |||
Housing in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 79% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 432 лв (E£ 4,630) | E£ 4,826 | - 4% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 397 лв (E£ 4,260) | E£ 2,486 | + 71% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 184 лв (E£ 1,970) | E£ 245 | + 702% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 296 лв (E£ 3,176) | E£ 2,488 | + 28% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 210 лв (E£ 2,250) | E£ 1,489 | + 51% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 121 лв (E£ 1,301) | E£ 238 | + 447% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 15 лв (E£ 158) | E£ 397 | - 60% | |
40” flat screen TV | 916 лв (E£ 9,825) | E£ 6,060 | + 62% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 165 лв (E£ 1,770) | E£ 1,489 | + 19% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 16 лв (E£ 176) | E£ 55 | + 221% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 35 лв (E£ 375) | E£ 17 | + 2125% | |
Clothes | + 49% | |||
Clothes in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 49% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 70 лв (E£ 753) | E£ 735 | + 2% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 95 лв (E£ 1,018) | E£ 604 | + 69% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 126 лв (E£ 1,347) | E£ 1,360 | - 1% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 121 лв (E£ 1,295) | E£ 581 | + 123% | |
Transportation | + 110% | |||
Transportation in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 110% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 34,628 лв (E£ 371,385) | E£ 348,808 | + 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.17 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 3.19 | + 629% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 40 лв (E£ 430) | E£ 123 | + 251% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 8 лв (E£ 88) | E£ 21 | + 321% | |
Personal Care | + 215% | |||
Personal Care in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 215% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 9 лв (E£ 96) | E£ 24 | + 295% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 32 лв (E£ 348) | E£ 90 | + 287% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 33 лв (E£ 359) | E£ 98 | + 266% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 5.40 лв (E£ 58) | E£ 30 | + 93% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.48 лв (E£ 59) | E£ 19 | + 211% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.47 лв (E£ 59) | E£ 23 | + 161% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.25 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 91% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 2.86 лв (E£ 31) | E£ 12 | + 166% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 10 лв (E£ 103) | E£ 28 | + 271% | |
Entertainment | + 100% | |||
Entertainment in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 100% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 39 лв (E£ 415) | E£ 119 | + 250% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 19 лв (E£ 209) | E£ 80 | + 160% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 25 лв (E£ 264) | E£ 323 | - 18% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 70 лв (E£ 753) | E£ 214 | + 252% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 9 лв (E£ 94) | E£ 52 | + 79% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.25 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 24 | + 1% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.44 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 19 | + 34% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | - | E£ 12,013 | - | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.35 лв (E£ 3.78) | E£ 0.23 | + 1521% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 34 лв (E£ 360) | E£ 433 | - 17% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.76 лв (E£ 62) | E£ 26 | + 139% | |
TOTAL | + 95% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 439 prices entered by 33 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 Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) is 95% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 27,236
(2,539 лв)
in Stara Zagora
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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