Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Food [Edit]
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 5.06 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.06 лв
12 eggs, large 4.32 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.74 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.09 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.03 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.20 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.26 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.89 лв
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 948 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 659 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 170 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 641 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 444 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 91 лв
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 15 лв
40” flat screen TV 707 лв
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 205 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12 лв
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 119 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 167 лв
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 38,305 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.12 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 49 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) 8 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 16 лв
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 36 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.87 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.32 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.52 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.58 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 13 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) 47 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 3.80 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.20 лв
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,083 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.34 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 63 лв
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.63 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,805 prices entered by 185 different people.
Latest price update: April 26, 2018.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
293rd
out of 338
eastern europe
22nd
out of 33

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

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