Bulgaria vs Malta - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Malta
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$1275
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$3037
🏠 One person rent
$282
$721
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$1354
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$408
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$49.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$1234
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$28423
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
8.45
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
82.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
54
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
88.3%
🎓 Higher education
73
74
😀 Quality of life
63
62
🏙️ Population
7M
465K

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 50% less expensive than in Malta ($1275). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 33rd for Malta 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 months in Malta. Ranked 51st and 54th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Malta

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Malta as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 10 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 Malta
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$55.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$8.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$2.69
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$2.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$605
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$1476
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$1183
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$51
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$78.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
4.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$3694
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$2451
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$1.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$27.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$19.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$1.43
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$1.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$2.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$9.52
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$6.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$13.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.56
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$2.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$2.13
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.62
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$1.77
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$7.18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$5.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$4.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$2.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$57.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$9.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$11.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$62.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$359
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$7814

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Malta

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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 Malta

City Cost of living Population
Mosta
$1170
20.2K
Birkirkara
$1388
24.4K
Sliema
$1405
16.9K
Zabbar
$1032
15.4K
St. Paul's Bay
$1139
21K
Naxxar
$1250
13.4K
San Gwann
$1333
12.5K
Marsaskala
$1242
12.1K
Gzira
$1531
8.03K
Valletta
$1534
6.44K