- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Vratsa
- Alexandria
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 70% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Vratsa (Bulgaria) is 70% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 12 лв (E£ 135) | E£ 69 | + 95% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 8 лв (E£ 90) | E£ 67 | + 34% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 6.00 лв (E£ 67) | E£ 35 | + 92% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.60 лв (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | + 36% | |

12 eggs, large | 4.00 лв (E£ 45) | E£ 18 | + 154% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 1.99 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 6 | + 264% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 3.88 лв (E£ 44) | E£ 29 | + 49% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 1.00 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 18 | - 38% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.66 лв (E£ 19) | E£ 5.33 | + 251% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 0.78 лв (E£ 9) | E£ 17 | - 49% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 8 лв (E£ 90) | E£ 92 | - 3% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 1.48 лв (E£ 17) | E£ 11 | + 51% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.80 лв (E£ 9) | E£ 3.48 | + 158% | |

Housing | + 256% | |||

Housing in Vratsa (Bulgaria) is 256% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 300 лв (E£ 3,366) | E£ 5,083 | - 34% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 220 лв (E£ 2,468) | E£ 2,637 | - 6% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 300 лв (E£ 3,366) | E£ 291 | + 1055% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,000 лв (E£ 44,874) | E£ 2,571 | + 1645% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 300 лв (E£ 3,366) | E£ 1,457 | + 131% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 300 лв (E£ 3,366) | E£ 238 | + 1314% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 16 лв (E£ 177) | E£ 381 | - 53% | |

40” flat screen TV | 467 лв (E£ 5,240) | E£ 6,052 | - 13% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 150 лв (E£ 1,683) | E£ 1,489 | + 13% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 2.00 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 67 | - 67% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 10 лв (E£ 112) | E£ 17 | + 565% | |

Clothes | - 6% | |||

Clothes in Vratsa (Bulgaria) is 6% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 50 лв (E£ 561) | E£ 735 | - 24% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 50 лв (E£ 561) | E£ 604 | - 7% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 110 лв (E£ 1,234) | E£ 1,448 | - 15% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 90 лв (E£ 1,010) | E£ 581 | + 74% | |

Transportation | + 11% | |||

Transportation in Vratsa (Bulgaria) is 11% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 25,000 лв (E£ 280,460) | E£ 356,935 | - 21% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.94 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 3.61 | + 503% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 12 лв (E£ 135) | E£ 182 | - 26% | |

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

Personal Care | + 320% | |||

Personal Care in Vratsa (Bulgaria) is 320% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 5.00 лв (E£ 56) | E£ 24 | + 131% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 20 лв (E£ 224) | E£ 87 | + 156% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 20 лв (E£ 224) | E£ 104 | + 116% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 10 лв (E£ 112) | E£ 40 | + 180% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 15 лв (E£ 168) | E£ 19 | + 790% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 2.00 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 13% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 8 лв (E£ 90) | E£ 13 | + 611% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 3.00 лв (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 191% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 4.00 лв (E£ 45) | E£ 29 | + 55% | |

Entertainment | + 81% | |||

Entertainment in Vratsa (Bulgaria) is 81% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 40 лв (E£ 449) | E£ 119 | + 278% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 8 лв (E£ 90) | E£ 86 | + 5% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 17 лв (E£ 187) | E£ 229 | - 18% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 25 лв (E£ 280) | E£ 228 | + 23% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 20 лв (E£ 224) | E£ 52 | + 330% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 3.00 лв (E£ 34) | E£ 22 | + 56% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 1.75 лв (E£ 20) | E£ 19 | + 1% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 400 лв (E£ 4,487) | E£ 12,013 | - 63% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.27 лв (E£ 3.03) | E£ 0.23 | + 1235% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 90 лв (E£ 1,010) | E£ 433 | + 133% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.20 лв (E£ 58) | E£ 27 | + 114% | |

TOTAL | + 94% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 289 prices entered by 25 different people.

These prices were last updated on February 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
11.218
EGP
/
BGN

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#
Cost of living in
**Vratsa (Bulgaria)**
is
**94% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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