Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 14 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.63 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.00 лв
12 eggs, large 3.72 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.65 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.05 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.07 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.14 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.16 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.61 лв
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 900 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 639 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 156 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 573 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 414 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 97 лв
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 17 лв
40” flat screen TV 657 лв
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 155 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10 лв
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 107 лв
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 64 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 150 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 135 лв
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 37,125 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.07 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 50 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18 лв
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 34 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.80 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.42 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.05 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12 лв
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 36 лв
2 tickets to the movies 23 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 44 лв
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 66 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.44 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.99 лв
iPod nano 16GB 375 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.34 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 56 лв
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.35 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,801 prices entered by 185 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2017.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
208th
out of 228
eastern europe
20th
out of 25

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

the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd

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