Bulgaria vs Kazakhstan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bulgaria Kazakhstan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$784
$699
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1972
$1761
🏠 One person rent
$343
$337
🏘️ Family rent
$602
$621
🍽️ Food expenses
$315
$247
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.2
$32.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$929
$485
💸 GDP per capita
$13772
$11244
😃 Human freedom index
7.81
6.46
❤️ Life expectancy
71.5
70.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
36
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
15.4%
🎓 Higher education
71
51
😀 Quality of life
63
45
🏙️ Population
7M
19M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($784) is 12% more expensive than in Kazakhstan ($699). Bulgaria ranked 110th vs 130th for Kazakhstan 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 0.7 months in Kazakhstan. Ranked 53rd and 99th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Kazakhstan

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.83
$7.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.4
$30.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.09
$5.24
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.84
$1.27
 Cappuccino
$1.8
$1.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.26
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$356
$398
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$243
$267
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$631
$720
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$452
$519
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69.3
$32.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$49.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.2
$12.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.08%
15.8%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1789
$1228
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1155
$868
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.83
$0.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.2
$13.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.03
$5.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$0.45
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.57
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.9
$0.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.82
$1.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$8.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.88
$4.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
$7.54
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$1.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
$2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$1.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.6
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$0.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.89
$7.17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.89
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.25
$1.56
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.65
$4.78
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.74
$3.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.67
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.39
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.3
$39.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.96
$4.97
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.3
$12.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.08
$5.68
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.9
$69.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.4
$107
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$382
$188
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5652
$9194

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bulgaria

City Cost of living Population
Sofia
$984
1.38M
Plovdiv
$706
384K
Varna
$832
369K
Burgas
$681
226K
Stara Zagora
$625
155K
Ruse
$584
159K
Pleven
$670
120K
Haskovo
$756
91.9K
Shumen
$618
95.4K
Yambol
$535
81.4K
Dobrich
$632
89.7K
Sliven
$506
89.4K
Pazardzhik
$600
83.1K
Blagoevgrad
$547
82.2K
Pernik
$526
81.3K
Veliko Tarnovo
$669
71K
Vratsa
$885
67.1K
Gabrovo
$470
60.5K
Asenovgrad
$649
59K
Vidin
$574
55.7K
Bansko
$788
9.56K

In Kazakhstan

City Cost of living Population
Almaty
$1012
1.92M
Nur-Sultan
$740
1.08M
Shymkent
$640
1.19M
Atyrau
$581
295K
Karaganda
$500
498K
Oskemen
$519
333K
Semey
$631
350K
Aktobe
$558
388K
Pavlodar
$561
361K
Oral
$519
236K
Petropavl
$571
222K
Kyzylorda
$659
242K
Temirtau
$584
185K
Taraz
$452
358K
Taldiqorgan
$920
130K
Aktau
$588
183K
Ekibastuz
$622
160K
Kokshetau
$616
139K
Kostanay
$714
217K
Turkistan
$593
165K
Zhanaozen
$589
113K
Jezkazgan
$564
86.2K
Balkhash
$662
78K
Kulsary
$585
53.7K
Kapchagay
$893
61.8K
Kaskelen
$906
58.4K
Satbayev
$579
61.9K
Aksu
$563
69.4K
Kentau
$605
81.5K