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 4.91 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.05 лв
12 eggs, large 3.63 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.52 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.08 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.10 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.27 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.15 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.62 лв
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 807 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 581 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 173 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 578 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 380 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 103 лв
Internet 8MB (1 month) 17 лв
40” flat screen TV 685 лв
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 170 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10 лв
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 92 лв
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 62 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 154 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 136 лв
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 37,710 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.05 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 49 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) 13 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21 лв
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 33 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.70 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.26 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.39 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 14 лв
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 33 лв
2 tickets to the movies 21 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 35 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 9 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.86 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.92 лв
iPod nano 16GB 362 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.36 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 50 лв
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.44 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,637 prices entered by 157 different people.
Latest price update: August 27, 2016.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
237th
out of 264
eastern europe
20th
out of 29

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

eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
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4th

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