Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

Summary of cost of living in Sofia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,647 лв
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,003 лв
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Sofia
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 20 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 12 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.01 лв
12 eggs, large 7 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.05 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.04 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.53 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.72 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 16 лв
2 liters of coca-cola 2.79 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.56 лв
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,395 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 878 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 194 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 809 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 551 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 150 лв
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 21 лв
40” flat screen tv 609 лв
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 226 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 13 лв
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 117 лв
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 69 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 165 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 145 лв
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 44,617 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.09 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 50 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14 лв
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23 лв
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 50 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.32 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.53 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.58 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.90 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27 лв
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 46 лв
2 tickets to the movies 35 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 70 лв
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 97 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 14 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.22 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.72 лв
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 926 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.28 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 58 лв
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 6 лв
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 370 prices entered by 45 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2022

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