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) 9 лв (€4.64)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.24 лв (€2.68)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.04 лв (€1.05)
12 eggs, large 4.26 лв (€2.18)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.81 лв (€1.44)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.95 лв (€3.05)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.32 лв (€1.19)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.06 лв (€0.54)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.20 лв (€0.61)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв (€5.72)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.24 лв (€1.15)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.88 лв (€0.45)
Housing [Edit]
BGN EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 974 лв (€498)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 712 лв (€364)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 172 лв (€88)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 648 лв (€331)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 457 лв (€234)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 107 лв (€55)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 15 лв (€8)
40” flat screen TV 754 лв (€386)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 202 лв (€103)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 14 лв (€7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10 лв (€5.07)
Clothes [Edit]
BGN EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 117 лв (€60)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 68 лв (€35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 182 лв (€93)
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 38,712 лв (€19,808)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.15 лв (€1.10)
Monthly ticket public transport 49 лв (€25)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв (€4.14)
Personal Care [Edit]
BGN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9 лв (€4.55)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18 лв (€9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 42 лв (€21)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6 лв (€3.29)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.98 лв (€3.06)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.56 лв (€2.85)
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.52 лв (€1.29)
Tube of toothpaste 3.19 лв (€1.63)
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 23 лв (€12)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 55 лв (€28)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 71 лв (€37)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10 лв (€5.14)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.83 лв (€1.96)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.11 лв (€1.59)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,030 лв (€527)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.36 лв (€0.18)
1 month of gym membership in business district 65 лв (€33)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.58 лв (€2.85)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,694 prices entered by 171 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2018.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
294th
out of 343
eastern europe
21st
out of 32

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

eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
4th
eastern europe
4th

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