Bulgaria vs Canada - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Canada
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$1832
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$4256
🏠 One person rent
$282
$1065
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$1824
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$513
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$3381
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$43258
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
8.85
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
81.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
74
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
82.1%
🎓 Higher education
73
99
😀 Quality of life
63
82
🏙️ Population
7M
37M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 65% less expensive than in Canada ($1832). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 14th for Canada in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in Bulgaria compared to 1.8 months in Canada. Ranked 51st and 7th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Canada

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Canada as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 153 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.

Bulgaria Canada
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$62.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$9.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$5.11
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$1053
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$885
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$1892
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$1564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$88.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$58
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
5.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$5829
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$4449
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$2.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$82.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$1.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$2.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$2.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.73
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$3.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$12.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$3.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$3.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$3.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$2.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$2.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$1.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$2.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$9.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$39.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$76
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$16
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$53.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$84.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$864
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$13499

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Canada

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2286
2.73M
Calgary
$1881
1.24M
Montreal
$1727
1.76M
Edmonton
$1692
933K
Ottawa
$1867
934K
Brampton
$1957
594K
Vancouver
$2298
631K
Mississauga
$2225
722K
Quebec City
$1249
549K
Surrey
$1950
518K
Winnipeg
$1582
705K
Hamilton
$1926
537K
Halifax
$1926
403K
Laval
$1389
438K
London
$1712
384K
Longueuil
$1411
254K
Markham
$2466
329K
Vaughan
$2378
306K
Oshawa
$1649
159K
Saskatoon
$1513
246K
Burnaby
$2209
233K
Greater Sudbury
$1446
162K
Richmond
$1869
198K
Kitchener
$1693
233K
Richmond Hill
$2166
195K
Regina
$1502
215K
Burlington
$2146
183K
Gatineau
$1490
291K
Oakville
$2191
194K
Windsor
$1812
217K