Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

Summary of cost of living in Sofia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,696 лв
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,602 лв
  • Cost of living in Sofia is cheaper than in 71% of cities in Eastern Europe (12 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Sofia is cheaper than in 78% of cities in the World (156 out of 200)

List of prices in Sofia, Bulgaria. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.42 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.19 лв
12 eggs, large 3.84 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.02 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.28 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.24 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.39 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 лв
2 liters of coca-cola 2.45 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.69 лв
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,063 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 754 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 196 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 739 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 567 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 137 лв
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 15 лв
40” flat screen tv 578 лв
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 195 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 18 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17 лв
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 98 лв
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 59 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 140 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 137 лв
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 37,515 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.96 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 48 лв
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 9 лв
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 13 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 25 лв
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 31 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.64 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.11 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.15 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.00 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10 лв
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 38 лв
2 tickets to the movies 21 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 41 лв
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 73 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.19 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.34 лв
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 930 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.29 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 46 лв
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.54 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 473 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2021

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Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
156th
out of 200
eastern europe
12th
out of 17

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