Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

Summary of cost of living in Sofia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,742 лв
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,025 лв
  • Cost of living in Sofia is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Eastern Europe (10 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Sofia is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (150 out of 170)
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List of prices in Sofia
Current as of Jun 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 18 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 14 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 9 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.14 лв
12 eggs, large 7 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.57 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.42 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.28 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.92 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15 лв
2 liters of coca-cola 2.78 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.24 лв
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,330 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 992 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 303 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 872 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 620 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 140 лв
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 22 лв
40” flat screen tv 584 лв
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 218 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 29 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19 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) 52 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 206 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 114 лв
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 46,527 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.71 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 44 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 15 лв
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 22 лв
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 51 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 10 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.53 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.79 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.49 лв
Tube of toothpaste 5.02 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 20 лв
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 47 лв
2 tickets to the movies 25 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 54 лв
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 87 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 12 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.66 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.75 лв
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,095 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.29 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 51 лв
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 7 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 268 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: June 13, 2024

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Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
150th
out of 170
eastern europe
10th
out of 16

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