Bulgaria vs El Salvador - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria El Salvador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$853
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$1917
🏠 One person rent
$282
$408
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$614
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$285
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$80.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$386
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$3799
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
7.39
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
73.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
34
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
1%
🎓 Higher education
73
41
😀 Quality of life
63
31
🏙️ Population
7M
6.42M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 25% less expensive than in El Salvador ($853). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 89th for El Salvador 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 0.5 months in El Salvador. Ranked 51st and 154th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs El Salvador

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and El Salvador as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 10 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 El Salvador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$4.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$26.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$5.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$1.55
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$2.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$466
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$290
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$644
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$475
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$41.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$63.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$41.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
11.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$1117
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$875
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$27.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$25.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$5.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$8.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.21
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.45
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$9.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$6.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$6.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$2.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$2.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$26.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$4.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$82.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$86
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$3858

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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 El Salvador

City Cost of living Population
San Salvador
$965
568K
Usulutan
$836
379K
Soyapango
$816
241K
San Miguel
$645
218K
Santa Ana
$909
270K
Mejicanos
$750
141K
Santa Tecla
$865
135K
Apopa
$830
131K
Ahuachapan
$870
111K
Sonsonate
$794
71.5K