Cost of living in Sofia, Bulgaria

Summary of cost of living in Sofia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,717 лв
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,599 лв
  • Cost of living in Sofia is cheaper than in 76% of cities in Eastern Europe (16 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Sofia is cheaper than in 78% of cities in the World (184 out of 237)

List of prices in Sofia, Bulgaria. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13 лв
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9 лв
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.30 лв
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.06 лв
12 eggs, large 3.70 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.74 лв
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.72 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.19 лв
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.23 лв
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.38 лв
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13 лв
2 liters of coca-cola 2.43 лв
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.74 лв
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,078 лв
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 727 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 180 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 753 лв
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 580 лв
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 114 лв
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 16 лв
40” flat screen tv 589 лв
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 220 лв
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15 лв
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12 лв
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 102 лв
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 56 лв
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 145 лв
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 135 лв
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 36,864 лв
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.20 лв
Monthly ticket public transport 49 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) 15 лв
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21 лв
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 36 лв
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 7 лв
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.54 лв
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.79 лв
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.74 лв
Tube of toothpaste 3.31 лв
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11 лв
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 37 лв
2 tickets to the movies 22 лв
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 39 лв
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 65 лв
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10 лв
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.63 лв
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.29 лв
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 886 лв
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.33 лв
1 month of gym membership in business district 48 лв
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.48 лв
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 577 prices entered by 47 different people.
Latest price update: August 03, 2020

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Sofia position in our World Ranking

the world
184th
out of 237
eastern europe
16th
out of 21

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