Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

List of prices in Sofia, Bulgaria. Current as of Jan 2019.

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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) 9 лв (€4.60)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.16 лв (€2.64)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.07 лв (€1.06)
12 eggs, large 3.95 лв (€2.02)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.78 лв (€1.42)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв (€3.12)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.23 лв (€1.14)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.04 лв (€0.53)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.18 лв (€0.60)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 10 лв (€5.34)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.27 лв (€1.16)
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 999 лв (€511)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 682 лв (€349)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 159 лв (€81)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 652 лв (€333)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 452 лв (€231)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 110 лв (€56)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 15 лв (€8)
40” flat screen TV 654 лв (€334)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 191 лв (€97)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 14 лв (€7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12 лв (€6)
Clothes [Edit]
BGN EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 103 лв (€53)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 64 лв (€33)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 167 лв (€85)
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 37,910 лв (€19,384)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.22 лв (€1.14)
Monthly ticket public transport 49 лв (€25)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв (€4.15)
Personal Care [Edit]
BGN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 лв (€5.31)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23 лв (€12)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 41 лв (€21)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв (€3.33)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.21 лв (€2.67)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.39 лв (€2.76)
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.42 лв (€1.24)
Tube of toothpaste 3.18 лв (€1.63)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15 лв (€8)
Entertainment [Edit]
BGN EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35 лв (€18)
2 tickets to the movies 22 лв (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 57 лв (€29)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 69 лв (€36)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10 лв (€5.00)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.65 лв (€1.87)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2.89 лв (€1.48)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,021 лв (€522)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.34 лв (€0.17)
1 month of gym membership in business district 65 лв (€33)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.64 лв (€2.88)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,560 prices entered by 157 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2019.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
280th
out of 328
eastern europe
21st
out of 35

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