- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 19% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Bulgaria is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 13 лв (E£ 130) | E£ 146 | - 10% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 9 лв (E£ 93) | E£ 70 | + 32% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 4.97 лв (E£ 51) | E£ 39 | + 33% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 2.05 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 46% | |

12 eggs, large | 3.94 лв (E£ 41) | E£ 22 | + 87% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.76 лв (E£ 29) | E£ 11 | + 167% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 6 лв (E£ 63) | E£ 33 | + 95% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.17 лв (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 13% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.09 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 7 | + 64% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.17 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 22 | - 45% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 11 лв (E£ 109) | E£ 152 | - 29% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.29 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 87% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.84 лв (E£ 9) | E£ 5.73 | + 51% | |

Housing | + 10% | |||

Housing in Bulgaria is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 946 лв (E£ 9,777) | E£ 8,255 | + 18% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 640 лв (E£ 6,615) | E£ 5,056 | + 31% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 154 лв (E£ 1,591) | E£ 908 | + 75% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 609 лв (E£ 6,295) | E£ 6,098 | + 3% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 415 лв (E£ 4,295) | E£ 3,794 | + 13% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 107 лв (E£ 1,110) | E£ 610 | + 82% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 15 лв (E£ 159) | E£ 251 | - 36% | |

40” flat screen TV | 687 лв (E£ 7,100) | E£ 6,021 | + 18% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 162 лв (E£ 1,679) | E£ 3,030 | - 45% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 14 лв (E£ 144) | E£ 102 | + 41% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 11 лв (E£ 112) | E£ 91 | + 22% | |

Clothes | - 9% | |||

Clothes in Bulgaria is 9% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 98 лв (E£ 1,011) | E£ 874 | + 16% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 58 лв (E£ 600) | E£ 761 | - 21% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 159 лв (E£ 1,646) | E£ 1,862 | - 12% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 161 лв (E£ 1,660) | E£ 1,123 | + 48% | |

Transportation | + 19% | |||

Transportation in Bulgaria is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 38,430 лв (E£ 397,377) | E£ 444,807 | - 11% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.20 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 5.87 | + 288% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 49 лв (E£ 503) | E£ 435 | + 16% | |

Personal Care | + 37% | |||

Personal Care in Bulgaria is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 11 лв (E£ 115) | E£ 41 | + 183% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 20 лв (E£ 202) | E£ 76 | + 166% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 38 лв (E£ 395) | E£ 334 | + 18% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 6 лв (E£ 65) | E£ 60 | + 8% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.46 лв (E£ 56) | E£ 50 | + 14% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.45 лв (E£ 56) | E£ 52 | + 8% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.48 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 26 | + 0% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 3.19 лв (E£ 33) | E£ 20 | + 61% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 13 лв (E£ 131) | E£ 70 | + 88% | |

Entertainment | - 9% | |||

Entertainment in Bulgaria is 9% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 33 лв (E£ 346) | E£ 329 | + 5% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 23 лв (E£ 235) | E£ 134 | + 75% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 56 лв (E£ 575) | E£ 728 | - 21% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 65 лв (E£ 671) | E£ 533 | + 26% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 9 лв (E£ 92) | E£ 91 | + 1% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 3.41 лв (E£ 35) | E£ 42 | - 15% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.81 лв (E£ 29) | E£ 43 | - 32% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 962 лв (E£ 9,945) | E£ 10,473 | - 5% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.33 лв (E£ 3.36) | E£ 4.68 | - 28% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 58 лв (E£ 602) | E£ 820 | - 27% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.61 лв (E£ 58) | E£ 36 | + 60% | |

TOTAL | + 10% |

These prices were last updated on November 13, 2018.
Exchange rate:
10.340
EGP
/
BGN

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#
Cost of living in
**Bulgaria**
is
**10% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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