Bulgaria vs Mali - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Mali
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$536
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$1311
🏠 One person rent
$282
$238
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$433
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$190
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$55.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$327
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$862
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
6.25
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
59.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
29
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
0%
🎓 Higher education
73
28
😀 Quality of life
63
23
🏙️ Population
7M
18.5M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 19% more expensive than in Mali ($536). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 162nd for Mali 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 0.6 months in Mali. Ranked 51st and 177th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Mali

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Mali as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 7 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 Mali
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$2.82
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$17.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$4.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$1.65
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$1.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$232
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$152
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$498
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$305
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$34.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$53.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
11.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$1340
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$752
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$16.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$6.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$6.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$4.04
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$6.21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$7.27
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$2.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$3.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$1.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$23.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$4.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$19.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$4.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$28.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$104
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$3476

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Mali

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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 Mali

City Cost of living Population
Bamako
$549
2.01M
Sikasso
$495
226K
Segou
$487
131K
Bougouni
$487
59.7K
Markala
$486
46K
Koulikoro
$485
43.2K
Banamba
$486
30.6K