Living in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is one of the cheapest countries in the European Union. Below you can see how much some important aspects of living cost in Sofia. Being the capital and by far the largest city in the country, Sofia is the most expensive city in Bulgaria. Some sea and mountain resorts are, of course, make an exception.
Prices are in BGN (1 EUR = 1.95583 BGN)

Food

1 loaf of bread – 0.8 – 2.00 BGN
1 kg chicken – 4-5 BGN/kg
1 kg pork – 6-9 BGN/kg
1 kg beef – 9-18 BGN/kg
1 chicken egg – 0.19 – 0.32 BGN

 

Housing

2-bedroom apartment rent – 500 – 1,000 BGN (depending on location, availability of furniture, new or old building, etc)

 

Transportation

1 bus/ metro ticket – 1 BGN
Taxi – day rates around 0.80 BGN/ km; night rates around 0.90 BGN/km
Fuel (Average prices, August 2012)

  • Diesel – 2.72 BGN/ l
  • LPG – 1.30 BGN/ l
  • Petrol A98 – 2.93 BGN/ l
  • Shell V-Power Diesel – 2.95 BGN/ l
  • Shell V-Power – 2.94 BGN/ l

 

Lifestyle

1 beer in a bar – 1-1.5 EUR
Dinner for 1 in a middle-class bar&dinner – 10 – 30 BGN
0.50 ml Jack Daniels in a club – 5.50 – 6 BGN
1 pack of cigarettes – around 5 BGN

 

Culture

Theatre
Depending on the play and on the seat, ticket prices vary between 8 and 30 BGN
Prices may be several times higher for foreign plays.

Sofia Opera and Ballet
Depending on the play and on the seat, ticket prices vary between 10-60 BGN


Cost of living in Sofia

Here you can find independent information about the costs of various goods and services in Sofia, Bulgaria

 

 
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