Cost of living in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Summary of cost of living in Plovdiv

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,164 лв
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,193 лв
  • Cost of living in Plovdiv is cheaper than in 74% of cities in Eastern Europe (14 out of 19)
  • Cost of living in Plovdiv is cheaper than in 94% of cities in the World (193 out of 206)
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List of prices in Plovdiv
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 17 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 8 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.44 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.82 лв
12 eggs, large 3.05 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.37 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.15 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 0.94 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.18 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 8 лв
2 liters of coca-cola 2.41 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.66 лв
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 665 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 459 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 165 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 505 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 375 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 102 лв
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 17 лв
40” flat screen tv 692 лв
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 161 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 11 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7 лв
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 96 лв
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 48 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 157 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 148 лв
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 36,023 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.15 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 39 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19 лв
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 31 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 8 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.03 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.50 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 1.84 лв
Tube of toothpaste 2.55 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8 лв
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30 лв
2 tickets to the movies 18 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 39 лв
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 51 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2.65 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.20 лв
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 927 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.33 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 53 лв
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.48 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 26 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

Plovdiv position in our World Ranking

the world
193rd
out of 206
eastern europe
14th
out of 19

Cheapest and most expensive products in Plovdiv compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
4th
the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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