- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Varna
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Varna, Bulgaria compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 94% | |||
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Food in Varna (Bulgaria) is 94% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 14 лв (E£ 154) | E£ 68 | + 128% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 8 лв (E£ 90) | E£ 63 | + 43% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.47 лв (E£ 48) | E£ 31 | + 53% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.92 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 60% | |
12 eggs, large | 3.59 лв (E£ 39) | E£ 16 | + 134% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.52 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 6 | + 340% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 7 лв (E£ 80) | E£ 29 | + 176% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 1.96 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 15 | + 39% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.22 лв (E£ 13) | E£ 5.21 | + 151% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.44 лв (E£ 15) | E£ 14 | + 12% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 11 лв (E£ 119) | E£ 88 | + 35% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.15 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 10 | + 127% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.75 лв (E£ 8) | E£ 2.60 | + 211% | |
Housing | + 80% | |||
Housing in Varna (Bulgaria) is 80% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 694 лв (E£ 7,440) | E£ 4,715 | + 58% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 480 лв (E£ 5,149) | E£ 2,520 | + 104% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 187 лв (E£ 2,005) | E£ 253 | + 692% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 479 лв (E£ 5,138) | E£ 2,488 | + 106% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 290 лв (E£ 3,106) | E£ 1,489 | + 109% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 137 лв (E£ 1,469) | E£ 238 | + 517% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 16 лв (E£ 172) | E£ 397 | - 57% | |
40” flat screen TV | 824 лв (E£ 8,830) | E£ 6,060 | + 46% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 186 лв (E£ 1,995) | E£ 1,489 | + 34% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 13 лв (E£ 141) | E£ 60 | + 136% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 14 лв (E£ 145) | E£ 17 | + 762% | |
Clothes | + 20% | |||
Clothes in Varna (Bulgaria) is 20% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 80 лв (E£ 857) | E£ 735 | + 17% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 65 лв (E£ 693) | E£ 604 | + 15% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 131 лв (E£ 1,400) | E£ 1,448 | - 3% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 136 лв (E£ 1,454) | E£ 581 | + 150% | |
Transportation | + 90% | |||
Transportation in Varna (Bulgaria) is 90% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 32,426 лв (E£ 347,641) | E£ 348,808 | - 0% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.88 лв (E£ 20) | E£ 3.19 | + 533% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 36 лв (E£ 387) | E£ 123 | + 216% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 8 лв (E£ 90) | E£ 21 | + 330% | |
Personal Care | + 181% | |||
Personal Care in Varna (Bulgaria) is 181% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 9 лв (E£ 92) | E£ 24 | + 278% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 18 лв (E£ 190) | E£ 90 | + 111% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 29 лв (E£ 315) | E£ 98 | + 221% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 7 лв (E£ 74) | E£ 30 | + 147% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 6 лв (E£ 66) | E£ 19 | + 247% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.29 лв (E£ 57) | E£ 23 | + 152% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.51 лв (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 114% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 3.19 лв (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 196% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 8 лв (E£ 88) | E£ 28 | + 216% | |
Entertainment | + 117% | |||
Entertainment in Varna (Bulgaria) is 117% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 30 лв (E£ 322) | E£ 119 | + 172% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 19 лв (E£ 203) | E£ 86 | + 136% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 33 лв (E£ 357) | E£ 266 | + 34% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 53 лв (E£ 571) | E£ 214 | + 167% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 7 лв (E£ 74) | E£ 52 | + 43% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 2.84 лв (E£ 30) | E£ 24 | + 27% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.39 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 19 | + 31% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 1,159 лв (E£ 12,422) | E£ 12,013 | + 3% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.43 лв (E£ 4.60) | E£ 0.23 | + 1927% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 83 лв (E£ 889) | E£ 433 | + 105% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.71 лв (E£ 61) | E£ 26 | + 137% | |
TOTAL | + 91% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 470 prices entered by 42 different people.
These prices were last updated on December 18, 2017.
Exchange rate:
10.721
EGP
/
BGN
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Cost of living in Varna (Bulgaria) is 91% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 24,787
(2,312 лв)
in Varna
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 13,000
in Alexandria.
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