Bulgaria vs Poland - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Poland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$814
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$1866
🏠 One person rent
$282
$468
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$783
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$226
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$44.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$899
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$15742
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
7.96
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
76.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
56
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
37.1%
🎓 Higher education
73
83
😀 Quality of life
63
66
🏙️ Population
7M
38.4M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 22% less expensive than in Poland ($814). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 99th for Poland 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 1.1 months in Poland. Ranked 51st and 42nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Poland

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Poland as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 79 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 Poland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$5.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$2.14
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$405
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$333
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$693
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$583
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$11.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
5.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$2845
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$2061
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$23
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$6.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$2.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$5.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$8.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$5.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$2.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$24.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$5.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$30
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$8.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$64.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$61.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$239
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$5917

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Poland

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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 Poland

City Cost of living Population
Warsaw
$1046
1.79M
Krakow
$855
767K
Wroclaw
$902
639K
Lodz
$837
690K
Poznan
$873
534K
Gdansk
$950
464K
Szczecin
$864
404K
Bydgoszcz
$957
347K
Lublin
$818
340K
Katowice
$840
276K
Bialystok
$732
298K
Gdynia
$867
248K
Radom
$744
220K
Czestochowa
$717
223K
Torun
$660
201K
Gliwice
$754
178K
Sosnowiec
$709
200K
Rzeszow
$680
183K
Kielce
$615
192K
Rybnik
$738
141K
Bytom
$769
172K
Olsztyn
$637
174K
Tychy
$709
128K
Opole
$734
128K
Zabrze
$729
174K
Ruda Slaska
$723
139K
Dabrowa Gornicza
$713
123K
Zielona Gora
$707
141K
Bielsko-Biala
$725
173K
Gorzow Wielkopolski
$709
123K