Bulgaria vs Malaysia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Malaysia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$574
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$1393
🏠 One person rent
$282
$257
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$447
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$218
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$41.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$804
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$10412
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
7.17
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
76.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
48
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
57.3%
🎓 Higher education
73
79
😀 Quality of life
63
58
🏙️ Population
7M
32.4M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 11% more expensive than in Malaysia ($574). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 151st for Malaysia 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 1.4 months in Malaysia. Ranked 51st and 59th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Malaysia

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Malaysia as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 34 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 Malaysia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$2.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$15.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$3.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$3.83
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$276
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$182
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$547
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$333
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$28.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$43.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$27.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$1701
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$932
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$0.66
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$22.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$5.55
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$0.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.53
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$0.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$11.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$3.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$7.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$0.9
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$15.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$2.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$3.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$3.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$3.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$1.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$29.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$3.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$14.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$5.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$59.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$161
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$5835

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Malaysia

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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 Malaysia

City Cost of living Population
Kuala Lumpur
$694
1.98M
Shah Alam
$635
741K
Subang Jaya
$642
708K
Kuantan
$541
608K
Ipoh
$561
867K
George Town
$510
708K
Petaling Jaya
$625
639K
Johor Bahru
$575
798K
Malacca
$530
455K
Klang
$591
878K
Kota Kinabalu
$585
573K
Miri
$537
235K
Muar
$552
357K
Seremban
$547
420K
Kuala Terengganu
$416
255K
Chukai
$532
256K
Sibu
$545
248K
Teluk Intan
$533
233K
Kota Bharu
$460
491K
Sungai Petani
$526
545K
Kuching
$625
325K
Lahad Datu
$532
200K
Taiping
$552
245K
Kluang
$526
170K
Alor Setar
$508
217K
Batu Pahat
$527
140K
Butterworth
$518
108K
Bintulu
$535
114K
Cyberjaya
$450
102K
Sandakan
$468
396K