Bulgaria vs Iraq - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Iraq
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$688
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$1595
🏠 One person rent
$282
$313
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$534
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$215
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$105
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$621
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$4146
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
5.02
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
70.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
23
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
35%
🎓 Higher education
73
49
😀 Quality of life
63
41
🏙️ Population
7M
38.3M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 7% less expensive than in Iraq ($688). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 122nd for Iraq 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 Iraq. Ranked 51st and 122nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Iraq

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Iraq as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 29 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 Iraq
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$5.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$20
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$6.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$2.41
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$2.31
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$303
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$194
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$602
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$360
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$54.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$83.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$42.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
9.74%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$1406
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$652
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$28.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$16.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$1.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$4.39
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$4.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$9.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.03
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$0.98
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$0.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$11.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$1.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$1.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$3.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$2.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$2.01
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$31.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$7.01
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$15.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$5.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$27.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$44.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$113
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$1526

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Iraq

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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 Iraq

City Cost of living Population
Baghdad
$801
6.96M
Mosul
$452
1.69M
Kirkuk
$568
975K
Basra
$823
1.33M
Erbil
$797
846K
Ramadi
$658
875K
Sulaymaniyah
$701
878K
Najaf
$556
725K
Karbala
$600
690K
Nasiriyah
$638
542K
Amarah
$638
512K
Ctesiphon
$637
500K
Baqubah
$633
468K
Hillah
$597
541K
Kut
$649
378K
Az Zubayr
$601
370K
Al Diwaniyah
$536
392K
Duhok
$622
331K
Fallujah
$621
326K
Zakho
$630
219K
Samawah
$612
215K
Abu Ghraib
$859
189K
Kufa
$604
166K
Samarra
$601
140K
Umm Qasr
$588
108K
Tikrit
$584
106K
Al-Faw
$588
105K
Al-Karmah
$598
95K
Sinjar
$614
88K