Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Food [Edit]
BGN EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13 лв (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8 лв (€4.27)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.70 лв (€2.40)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.01 лв (€1.03)
12 eggs, large 3.82 лв (€1.95)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.71 лв (€1.38)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 лв (€3.44)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.01 лв (€1.03)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.01 лв (€0.52)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.14 лв (€0.58)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12 лв (€6)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.21 лв (€1.13)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.70 лв (€0.36)
Housing [Edit]
BGN EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 892 лв (€456)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 605 лв (€309)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 168 лв (€86)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 590 лв (€301)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 420 лв (€214)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 102 лв (€52)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 17 лв (€9)
40” flat screen TV 639 лв (€326)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 156 лв (€80)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19 лв (€10)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 11 лв (€5.43)
Clothes [Edit]
BGN EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 133 лв (€68)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 67 лв (€34)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 152 лв (€77)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 131 лв (€67)
Transportation [Edit]
BGN EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 35,793 лв (€18,270)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.06 лв (€1.05)
Monthly ticket public transport 51 лв (€26)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв (€4.07)
Personal Care [Edit]
BGN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 6 лв (€3.27)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20 лв (€10)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 35 лв (€18)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв (€3.39)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6 лв (€3.13)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 лв (€3.19)
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.62 лв (€1.34)
Tube of toothpaste 3.85 лв (€1.96)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12 лв (€5.95)
Entertainment [Edit]
BGN EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 36 лв (€19)
2 tickets to the movies 21 лв (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 42 лв (€21)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 63 лв (€32)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9 лв (€4.41)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.40 лв (€1.73)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.00 лв (€1.53)
iPod nano 16GB 375 лв (€191)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.26 лв (€0.13)
1 month of gym membership in business district 56 лв (€28)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.22 лв (€2.67)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,766 prices entered by 196 different people.
Latest price update: August 23, 2017.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
268th
out of 312
eastern europe
21st
out of 34

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

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

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