Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.68 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.03 лв
12 eggs, large 3.95 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.61 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 1.05 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.20 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.13 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.60 лв
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 846 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 576 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 159 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 545 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 382 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 102 лв
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 16 лв
40” flat screen TV 660 лв
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 158 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 11 лв
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 94 лв
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 68 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 156 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 114 лв
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 35,885 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.03 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 50 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15 лв
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 33 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.33 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.60 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.43 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11 лв
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35 лв
2 tickets to the movies 21 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 40 лв
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 69 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.52 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.00 лв
iPod nano 16GB 509 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.32 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 60 лв
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.38 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,752 prices entered by 174 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2017.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
201st
out of 224
eastern europe
16th
out of 24

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

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5th
eastern europe
1st
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2nd
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2nd
eastern europe
3rd
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3rd

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