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 (€4.64)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.10 лв (€2.61)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.04 лв (€1.04)
12 eggs, large 4.14 лв (€2.12)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.77 лв (€1.42)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв (€3.08)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.23 лв (€1.14)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.09 лв (€0.56)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.18 лв (€0.60)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв (€5.47)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.24 лв (€1.15)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.91 лв (€0.46)
Housing [Edit]
BGN EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 995 лв (€509)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 681 лв (€348)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 162 лв (€83)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 646 лв (€330)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 438 лв (€224)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 101 лв (€52)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 15 лв (€8)
40” flat screen TV 715 лв (€366)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 175 лв (€90)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 14 лв (€7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10 лв (€5.30)
Clothes [Edit]
BGN EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 96 лв (€49)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 63 лв (€32)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 174 лв (€89)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 167 лв (€85)
Transportation [Edit]
BGN EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 37,716 лв (€19,289)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.17 лв (€1.11)
Monthly ticket public transport 49 лв (€25)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8 лв (€4.11)
Personal Care [Edit]
BGN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 лв (€4.97)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19 лв (€10)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 40 лв (€20)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 лв (€3.37)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.79 лв (€2.96)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.24 лв (€2.68)
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.58 лв (€1.32)
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 36 лв (€19)
2 tickets to the movies 23 лв (€12)
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 72 лв (€37)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10 лв (€4.86)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.73 лв (€1.91)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.00 лв (€1.54)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,021 лв (€522)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.35 лв (€0.18)
1 month of gym membership in business district 63 лв (€32)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.64 лв (€2.89)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,829 prices entered by 182 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2018.

Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
290th
out of 343
eastern europe
22nd
out of 35

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

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2nd
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3rd
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4th
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