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 (€4.60)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.05 лв (€2.58)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.08 лв (€1.06)
12 eggs, large 4.37 лв (€2.23)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.74 лв (€1.40)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв (€3.14)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.12 лв (€1.08)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.07 лв (€0.55)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.23 лв (€0.63)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв (€5.77)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.27 лв (€1.16)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.10 лв (€0.56)
Housing [Edit]
BGN EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 948 лв (€485)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 669 лв (€342)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 177 лв (€91)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 665 лв (€340)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 455 лв (€233)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 91 лв (€46)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 15 лв (€8)
40” flat screen TV 724 лв (€370)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 205 лв (€105)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 16 лв (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12 лв (€6)
Clothes [Edit]
BGN EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 115 лв (€59)
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) 173 лв (€88)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 167 лв (€86)
Transportation [Edit]
BGN EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 38,305 лв (€19,587)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.13 лв (€1.09)
Monthly ticket public transport 50 лв (€25)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв (€4.13)
Personal Care [Edit]
BGN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8 лв (€4.28)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 16 лв (€8)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 37 лв (€19)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 6 лв (€3.31)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.89 лв (€3.01)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.32 лв (€2.72)
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.49 лв (€1.27)
Tube of toothpaste 3.56 лв (€1.82)
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 (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 50 лв (€26)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 71 лв (€36)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10 лв (€4.95)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.75 лв (€1.92)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.20 лв (€1.64)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,083 лв (€554)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.34 лв (€0.18)
1 month of gym membership in business district 64 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 1,725 prices entered by 176 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2018.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
295th
out of 344
eastern europe
20th
out of 34

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