- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Bulgaria**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 22% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Bulgaria is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 12 лв (E£ 131) | E£ 148 | - 12% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 9 лв (E£ 96) | E£ 69 | + 39% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 5.05 лв (E£ 54) | E£ 39 | + 39% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 2.03 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 55% | |

12 eggs, large | 4.03 лв (E£ 43) | E£ 22 | + 98% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.74 лв (E£ 29) | E£ 11 | + 176% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 6 лв (E£ 65) | E£ 32 | + 103% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.18 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 25 | - 7% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.08 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 6 | + 81% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.16 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 21 | - 42% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 11 лв (E£ 114) | E£ 162 | - 30% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.27 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 12 | + 99% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.86 лв (E£ 9) | E£ 5.94 | + 56% | |

Housing | + 18% | |||

Housing in Bulgaria is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 939 лв (E£ 10,113) | E£ 8,203 | + 23% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 640 лв (E£ 6,890) | E£ 4,751 | + 45% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 161 лв (E£ 1,729) | E£ 893 | + 94% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 615 лв (E£ 6,618) | E£ 5,885 | + 12% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 415 лв (E£ 4,470) | E£ 3,601 | + 24% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 106 лв (E£ 1,143) | E£ 594 | + 92% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 15 лв (E£ 161) | E£ 252 | - 36% | |

40” flat screen TV | 701 лв (E£ 7,548) | E£ 6,202 | + 22% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 174 лв (E£ 1,870) | E£ 3,087 | - 39% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 13 лв (E£ 144) | E£ 91 | + 59% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 11 лв (E£ 115) | E£ 88 | + 31% | |

Clothes | - 13% | |||

Clothes in Bulgaria is 13% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 90 лв (E£ 974) | E£ 930 | + 5% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 58 лв (E£ 625) | E£ 824 | - 24% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 161 лв (E£ 1,731) | E£ 1,911 | - 9% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 163 лв (E£ 1,756) | E£ 1,232 | + 42% | |

Transportation | + 23% | |||

Transportation in Bulgaria is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 38,739 лв (E£ 417,036) | E£ 460,034 | - 9% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.14 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 5.63 | + 310% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 48 лв (E£ 517) | E£ 424 | + 22% | |

Personal Care | + 53% | |||

Personal Care in Bulgaria is 53% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 9 лв (E£ 99) | E£ 37 | + 167% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 18 лв (E£ 194) | E£ 79 | + 146% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 37 лв (E£ 396) | E£ 253 | + 56% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 6 лв (E£ 66) | E£ 51 | + 29% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.68 лв (E£ 61) | E£ 52 | + 18% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.34 лв (E£ 57) | E£ 46 | + 25% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.43 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 30% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 3.16 лв (E£ 34) | E£ 21 | + 64% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 12 лв (E£ 134) | E£ 64 | + 109% | |

Entertainment | - 3% | |||

Entertainment in Bulgaria is 3% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 33 лв (E£ 352) | E£ 322 | + 9% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 22 лв (E£ 239) | E£ 129 | + 85% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 54 лв (E£ 579) | E£ 681 | - 15% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 66 лв (E£ 712) | E£ 501 | + 42% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 9 лв (E£ 98) | E£ 91 | + 8% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 3.54 лв (E£ 38) | E£ 39 | - 1% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.91 лв (E£ 31) | E£ 56 | - 44% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 1,001 лв (E£ 10,777) | E£ 10,910 | - 1% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.33 лв (E£ 3.50) | E£ 4.61 | - 24% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 58 лв (E£ 623) | E£ 776 | - 20% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.65 лв (E£ 61) | E£ 35 | + 74% | |

TOTAL | + 14% |

These prices were last updated on September 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
10.765
EGP
/
BGN

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#
Cost of living in
**Bulgaria**
is
**14% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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