Bulgaria vs Maldives - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Maldives
🚶 Cost of living one person
$786
$1215
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1970
$2967
🏠 One person rent
$342
$779
🏘️ Family rent
$592
$1724
🍽️ Food expenses
$315
$318
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.3
$36.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$932
$803
💸 GDP per capita
$13772
$11818
😃 Human freedom index
7.81
7.1
❤️ Life expectancy
71.5
79.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
40
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
70%
🎓 Higher education
71
12
😀 Quality of life
65
61
🏙️ Population
7M
436K

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($786) is 35% less expensive than in Maldives ($1215). Bulgaria ranked 111th vs 49th for Maldives 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 Maldives. Ranked 50th and 58th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Maldives

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Maldives as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 2 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 Maldives
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.02
$5.74
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$36.7
$27.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$9.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.97
 Cappuccino
$1.85
$2.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.22
$1.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$357
$790
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$548
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$610
$1745
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$443
$1424
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.9
$96.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$149
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.4
$86.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.93%
13.8%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1787
$2271
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1195
$2289
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.8
$21.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.09
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.52
$0.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.61
$1.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$1.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.87
$1.6
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.38
$9.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.96
$4.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$7.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$3.1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$3.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$3.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$3.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.08
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.52
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.94
$8.73
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.38
$6.51
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.69
$5.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.74
$3.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.67
$3.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.38
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.8
$74.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.16
$8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.4
$22.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.03
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.6
$39.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.3
$77.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$389
$156
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5402
$2845

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Maldives

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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 Maldives

City Cost of living Population
Male
$1227
133K
Hulhumale
$1181
50K