Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 9 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.82 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.03 лв
12 eggs, large 3.81 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.73 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.01 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.04 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.15 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.20 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.84 лв
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 932 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 631 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 176 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 633 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 442 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 104 лв
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 17 лв
40” flat screen TV 754 лв
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 166 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14 лв
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 130 лв
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 65 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 160 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 172 лв
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 37,997 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.09 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) 7 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21 лв
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 38 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.53 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.85 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 14 лв
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 36 лв
2 tickets to the movies 22 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 71 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.69 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.10 лв
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,170 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.28 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 58 лв
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.29 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,819 prices entered by 197 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2017.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
288th
out of 341
eastern europe
22nd
out of 34

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

eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd
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4th

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