Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Food [Edit]
BGN EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12 лв (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 9 лв (€4.42)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.96 лв (€2.55)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.05 лв (€1.05)
12 eggs, large 4.06 лв (€2.09)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.69 лв (€1.38)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв (€3.30)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.08 лв (€1.07)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.04 лв (€0.54)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.22 лв (€0.63)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв (€5.80)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.25 лв (€1.15)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.84 лв (€0.43)
Housing [Edit]
BGN EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 941 лв (€483)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 635 лв (€326)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 179 лв (€92)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 626 лв (€321)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 448 лв (€230)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 97 лв (€50)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 16 лв (€8)
40” flat screen TV 740 лв (€380)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 174 лв (€90)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16 лв (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 13 лв (€7)
Clothes [Edit]
BGN EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 128 лв (€66)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 65 лв (€33)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 163 лв (€84)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 172 лв (€88)
Transportation [Edit]
BGN EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 38,395 лв (€19,719)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.11 лв (€1.09)
Monthly ticket public transport 50 лв (€26)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв (€4.20)
Personal Care [Edit]
BGN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7 лв (€3.71)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 22 лв (€11)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 38 лв (€20)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв (€3.54)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6 лв (€3.14)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 лв (€3.16)
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.32 лв (€1.19)
Tube of toothpaste 3.80 лв (€1.95)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 13 лв (€7)
Entertainment [Edit]
BGN EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 36 лв (€18)
2 tickets to the movies 22 лв (€12)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 41 лв (€21)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 69 лв (€35)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9 лв (€4.54)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.73 лв (€1.91)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.16 лв (€1.62)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,170 лв (€601)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.30 лв (€0.16)
1 month of gym membership in business district 47 лв (€24)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.52 лв (€2.84)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,842 prices entered by 214 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2018.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
286th
out of 340
eastern europe
21st
out of 33

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

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

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