Belarus vs Bulgaria - Cost of Living Comparison

Belarus Bulgaria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$581
$639
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1562
$1565
🏠 One person rent
$241
$282
🏘️ Family rent
$390
$465
🍽️ Food expenses
$233
$249
🚐 Transport expenses
$38
$43.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$472
$750
💸 GDP per capita
$6424
$10079
😃 Human freedom index
6.73
8.08
❤️ Life expectancy
74.2
73.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
41
42
🌐 English speaking %
12%
24.9%
🎓 Higher education
66
73
😀 Quality of life
55
63
🏙️ Population
9.26M
7M

The average cost of living in Belarus ($581) is 9% less expensive than in Bulgaria ($639). Belarus ranked 148th vs 133rd for Bulgaria in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Belarus compared to 1.2 months in Bulgaria. Ranked 70th and 51st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belarus vs Bulgaria

We calculate prices for Belarus and Bulgaria as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 21 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Belarus Bulgaria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.12
$7.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.5
$25.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.32
$5.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.58
$1.43
 Cappuccino
$1.67
$1.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.79
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$258
$285
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$190
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$439
$464
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$297
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.9
$63.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54
$98.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.2
$9.82
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
18.94%
3.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1456
$1474
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$981
$979
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.2
$22.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.2
$4.98
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.82
$1.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.77
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.53
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.52
$2.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
$7.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$5.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.22
$8.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$1.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.72
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.23
$5.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.91
$0.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.64
$3.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.25
$6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$2.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.11
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.7
$21
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4
$5.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.5
$15.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.14
$4.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$61.3
$49.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.9
$69.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$581
$300
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7729
$4312

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Cities Comparison in Belarus vs Bulgaria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belarus

City Cost of living Population
Minsk
$716
2M
Gomel
$497
504K
Brest
$473
341K
Grodno
$424
357K
Vitebsk
$378
360K
Mogilev
$497
355K
Babruysk
$545
210K
Baranavichy
$480
173K
Pinsk
$588
125K
Barysaw
$548
138K

In Bulgaria

City Cost of living Population
Sofia
$786
1.28M
Varna
$627
368K
Plovdiv
$589
382K
Stara Zagora
$505
156K
Burgas
$554
226K
Ruse
$488
160K
Pleven
$551
120K
Haskovo
$686
92.1K
Blagoevgrad
$534
82.2K
Dobrich
$647
90.1K
Pazardzhik
$553
83.1K
Pernik
$470
81.7K
Yambol
$473
81.7K
Sliven
$514
89.4K
Shumen
$485
95.8K
Veliko Tarnovo
$515
71.1K
Vratsa
$833
67.4K
Asenovgrad
$545
59K
Gabrovo
$429
60.9K
Vidin
$399
56.1K
Bansko
$745
9.53K