Bulgaria vs El Salvador - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria El Salvador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$786
$931
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1970
$2061
🏠 One person rent
$342
$467
🏘️ Family rent
$592
$695
🍽️ Food expenses
$315
$305
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.3
$73.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$932
$385
💸 GDP per capita
$13772
$5127
😃 Human freedom index
7.81
6.65
❤️ Life expectancy
71.5
70.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
33
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
1%
🎓 Higher education
71
41
😀 Quality of life
65
26
🏙️ Population
7M
5.74M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($786) is 16% less expensive than in El Salvador ($931). Bulgaria ranked 111th vs 86th 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 0.4 months in El Salvador. Ranked 50th and 160th 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
$9.02
$5.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$36.7
$23.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$6.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.52
 Cappuccino
$1.85
$2.36
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.22
$0.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$357
$560
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$348
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$610
$776
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$443
$555
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.9
$37.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$57.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.4
$39
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.93%
14.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1787
$1229
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1195
$974
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.8
$25
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.09
$28.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.52
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.61
$1.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$2.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.87
$2.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.38
$8.31
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.96
$4.16
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$7.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$3.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.62
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$3.2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$2.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$3.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.52
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.94
$10
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.38
$3.65
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.69
$6.83
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.74
$5.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.67
$2.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.38
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.8
$31.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.16
$4.52
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.4
$36
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.03
$9.61
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.6
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.3
$95.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$389
$108
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5402
$4248

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In Bulgaria

City Cost of living Population
Sofia
$1006
1.38M
Plovdiv
$696
384K
Varna
$820
369K
Burgas
$644
226K
Stara Zagora
$596
155K
Ruse
$573
159K
Pleven
$636
120K
Haskovo
$781
91.9K
Shumen
$615
95.4K
Yambol
$522
81.4K
Sliven
$544
89.4K
Dobrich
$649
89.7K
Pazardzhik
$597
83.1K
Blagoevgrad
$610
82.2K
Pernik
$557
81.3K
Veliko Tarnovo
$690
71K
Gabrovo
$482
60.5K
Vratsa
$892
67.1K
Vidin
$455
55.7K
Asenovgrad
$587
59K
Bansko
$847
9.56K

In El Salvador

City Cost of living Population
San Salvador
$1062
316K
Soyapango
$917
241K
San Miguel
$954
218K
Santa Ana
$784
245K
Mejicanos
$946
141K
Apopa
$943
131K
Santa Tecla
$966
122K
Ahuachapan
$865
111K
Usulutan
$903
73.1K
Sonsonate
$844
71.5K