Bulgaria vs Greece - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Greece
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$919
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$2236
🏠 One person rent
$282
$427
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$736
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$337
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$59.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$789
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$17647
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
7.86
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
81.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
49
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
51%
🎓 Higher education
73
87
😀 Quality of life
63
61
🏙️ Population
7M
10.8M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 31% less expensive than in Greece ($919). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 74th for Greece 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 0.9 months in Greece. Ranked 51st and 56th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Greece

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Greece as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 50 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 Greece
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$40.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$7.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$3.87
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.82
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$355
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$273
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$652
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$514
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$31.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
4.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$2496
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$2001
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$1.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$35.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$11.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$2.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$9.59
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$7.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$9.69
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$6.41
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$1.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$4.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$5.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$4.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$2.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$36.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$7.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$9.09
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$75.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$74.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$337
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$6225

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Greece

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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 Greece

City Cost of living Population
Athens
$1059
664K
Crete
$869
623K
Thessaloniki
$961
315K
Piraeus
$1086
164K
Patras
$822
167K
Larissa
$850
145K
Peristeri
$973
140K
Heraklion
$851
141K
Glyfada
$1267
87.3K
Kallithea
$889
101K
Kifissia
$1182
47.3K
Volos
$917
86K
Nea Smyrni
$991
73.1K
Nikaia
$888
89.4K
Nea Ionia
$889
67.1K
Komotini
$834
51K
Palaio Faliro
$920
64K
Alexandroupoli
$769
57.8K
Kalamata
$808
53K
Serres
$885
58.3K
Rhodes
$995
49.5K
Chalcis
$919
59.1K
Xanthi
$783
56.1K
Chania
$972
53.9K
Ioannina
$810
65.6K
Trikala
$713
61.7K
Kavala
$870
54K
Lamia
$819
52K
Kozani
$807
41.1K
Katerini
$794
56K