Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

Summary of cost of living in Sofia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,709 лв
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,593 лв

List of prices in Sofia
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.86 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.16 лв
12 eggs, large 4.01 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.63 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.50 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.21 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.22 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.32 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12 лв
2 liters of coca-cola 2.50 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.88 лв
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,056 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 737 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 199 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 725 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 541 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 137 лв
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 15 лв
40” flat screen tv 632 лв
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 170 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 17 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14 лв
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 101 лв
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 60 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 143 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 136 лв
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 40,206 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.01 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 49 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 10 лв
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24 лв
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 32 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.64 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.79 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.26 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.16 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11 лв
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 38 лв
2 tickets to the movies 21 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 42 лв
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 71 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.27 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.34 лв
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 960 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.29 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 50 лв
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.87 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 123 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

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