- Cost of Living
- Bulgaria
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 23% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

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

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 13 лв (E£ 135) | E£ 139 | - 3% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 9 лв (E£ 94) | E£ 68 | + 37% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 5.01 лв (E£ 52) | E£ 39 | + 35% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 2.06 лв (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 48% | |

12 eggs, large | 3.79 лв (E£ 39) | E£ 21 | + 84% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 2.76 лв (E£ 29) | E£ 10 | + 183% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 6 лв (E£ 63) | E£ 31 | + 102% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.18 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 25 | - 8% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.08 лв (E£ 11) | E£ 7 | + 57% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.20 лв (E£ 12) | E£ 22 | - 43% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 11 лв (E£ 111) | E£ 150 | - 26% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.29 лв (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 90% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.83 лв (E£ 9) | E£ 5.69 | + 52% | |

Housing | + 14% | |||

Housing in Bulgaria is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 949 лв (E£ 9,864) | E£ 8,598 | + 15% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 643 лв (E£ 6,681) | E£ 5,254 | + 27% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 157 лв (E£ 1,627) | E£ 880 | + 85% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 622 лв (E£ 6,462) | E£ 5,801 | + 11% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 424 лв (E£ 4,411) | E£ 3,965 | + 11% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 111 лв (E£ 1,158) | E£ 619 | + 87% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 15 лв (E£ 157) | E£ 234 | - 33% | |

40” flat screen TV | 669 лв (E£ 6,955) | E£ 5,850 | + 19% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 185 лв (E£ 1,927) | E£ 2,926 | - 34% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 13 лв (E£ 138) | E£ 97 | + 43% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 12 лв (E£ 123) | E£ 91 | + 35% | |

Clothes | - 10% | |||

Clothes in Bulgaria is 10% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 98 лв (E£ 1,019) | E£ 902 | + 13% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 58 лв (E£ 606) | E£ 808 | - 25% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 159 лв (E£ 1,651) | E£ 1,787 | - 8% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 160 лв (E£ 1,660) | E£ 947 | + 75% | |

Transportation | + 14% | |||

Transportation in Bulgaria is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 38,638 лв (E£ 401,534) | E£ 438,533 | - 8% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 2.21 лв (E£ 23) | E£ 6 | + 274% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 49 лв (E£ 504) | E£ 491 | + 3% | |

Personal Care | + 43% | |||

Personal Care in Bulgaria is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 11 лв (E£ 112) | E£ 37 | + 200% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 22 лв (E£ 226) | E£ 74 | + 206% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 37 лв (E£ 389) | E£ 287 | + 36% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 6 лв (E£ 64) | E£ 60 | + 6% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.44 лв (E£ 57) | E£ 50 | + 12% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 5.52 лв (E£ 57) | E£ 49 | + 17% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.46 лв (E£ 26) | E£ 26 | - 2% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 3.31 лв (E£ 34) | E£ 21 | + 61% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 12 лв (E£ 126) | E£ 72 | + 76% | |

Entertainment | - 2% | |||

Entertainment in Bulgaria is 2% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 32 лв (E£ 334) | E£ 322 | + 4% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 21 лв (E£ 223) | E£ 133 | + 68% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 53 лв (E£ 550) | E£ 797 | - 31% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 63 лв (E£ 651) | E£ 528 | + 23% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 9 лв (E£ 92) | E£ 95 | - 3% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 3.37 лв (E£ 35) | E£ 40 | - 12% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 2.79 лв (E£ 29) | E£ 40 | - 27% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 817 лв (E£ 8,487) | E£ 10,146 | - 16% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.33 лв (E£ 3.46) | E£ 3.42 | + 1% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 59 лв (E£ 609) | E£ 735 | - 17% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 5.66 лв (E£ 59) | E£ 37 | + 58% | |

TOTAL | + 12% |

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2019.
Exchange rate:
10.392
EGP
/
BGN

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#
Cost of living in
**Bulgaria**
is
**12% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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