Bhutan vs Bulgaria - Cost of Living Comparison

Bhutan Bulgaria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$498
$639
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1095
$1565
🏠 One person rent
$217
$282
🏘️ Family rent
$324
$465
🍽️ Food expenses
$199
$249
🚐 Transport expenses
$18.7
$43.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
$750
💸 GDP per capita
$3001
$10079
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
8.08
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
73.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
42
🌐 English speaking %
75%
24.9%
🎓 Higher education
1
73
😀 Quality of life
35
63
🏙️ Population
808K
7M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($498) is 22% less expensive than in Bulgaria ($639). Bhutan ranked 181st 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 Bhutan compared to 1.2 months in Bulgaria. Ranked 140th and 51st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Bulgaria

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Bulgaria as a population-weighted mean of 2 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.

Bhutan Bulgaria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$7.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.3
$25.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.61
$5.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.01
$1.43
 Cappuccino
$1.58
$1.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$285
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
$190
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$316
$464
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
$63.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.2
$98.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24
$9.82
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.89%
3.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2047
$1474
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$126
$979
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
$0.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$22.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.34
$4.98
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$1.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$2.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$7.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$5.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$8.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$0.72
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.07
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.12
$5.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$0.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
$3.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.73
$6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.6
$2.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.2
$21
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.43
$5.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$15.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.53
$4.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.3
$49.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51.8
$69.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$45
$300
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$812
$4312

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Cities Comparison in Bhutan vs Bulgaria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
Thimphu
$499
104K
Paro
$492
11.4K

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