Bulgaria vs Pakistan - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Pakistan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$294
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$699
🏠 One person rent
$282
$123
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$217
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$107
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$32.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$147
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$1189
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
5.63
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
67.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
28
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
9.1%
🎓 Higher education
73
60
😀 Quality of life
63
41
🏙️ Population
7M
217M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 117% more expensive than in Pakistan ($294). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 197th for Pakistan 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 0.5 months in Pakistan. Ranked 51st and 120th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Pakistan

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Pakistan as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 36 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 Pakistan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$1.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$9.32
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$3.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$2.13
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$1.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.21
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$99
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$67.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$137
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$18
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
13.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$606
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$366
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$7.99
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$2.07
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$0.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$0.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$0.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$4.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$2.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$3.21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$0.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$0.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$0.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$0.72
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$3.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$1.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$1.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$1.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$0.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$0.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$13.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$3.17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$8.19
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$2.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$13.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$40.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$35.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$965

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Pakistan

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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 Pakistan

City Cost of living Population
Karachi
$307
14.9M
Lahore
$360
11.1M
Faisalabad
$254
3.2M
Rawalpindi
$319
2.1M
Gujranwala
$223
2.03M
Peshawar
$238
1.97M
Multan
$244
1.87M
Islamabad
$304
1.01M
Hyderabad
$221
1.73M
Sargodha
$404
660K
Quetta
$271
1M
Sialkot
$239
656K
Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
399K
Bahawalpur
$248
762K
Larkana
$248
491K
Sheikhupura
$234
473K
Chiniot
$226
478K
Jhang
$236
414K
Wah
$211
259K
Sukkur
$231
500K
Gujrat
$243
391K
Mardan
$244
359K
Nawabshah
$239
263K
Okara
$343
232K
Mingora
$246
280K
Burewala
$226
203K
Kamoke
$213
231K
Sahiwal
$201
248K
Jacobabad
$244
201K
Mirpur
$256
124K