Bulgaria vs Saudi Arabia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Saudi Arabia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$2441
🏠 One person rent
$282
$461
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$316
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$1862
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$20110
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
5.12
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
75.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
53
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
55%
🎓 Higher education
73
79
😀 Quality of life
63
66
🏙️ Population
7M
33M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 37% less expensive than in Saudi Arabia ($1020). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 58th for Saudi Arabia 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 1.8 months in Saudi Arabia. Ranked 51st and 38th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Saudi Arabia

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 22 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 Saudi Arabia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$44.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$464
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$70
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$3.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$100
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$35.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$356
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$6336

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Saudi Arabia

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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 Saudi Arabia

City Cost of living Population
Riyadh
$1132
8M
Jeddah
$990
3.98M
Mecca
$926
1.68M
Medina
$892
1.18M
Dammam
$1004
903K
Qatif
$889
625K
Tabuk
$1051
513K
Abha
$975
236K
Jubail
$861
379K
Ha'il
$877
311K
Al-Mubarraz
$699
299K
Unaizah
$847
250K
Yanbu
$833
299K
Dhahran
$969
138K
Ar Rass
$752
92.5K
Bareq
$820
75.4K
Najran
$981
72K
Al Wajh
$820
50K
Sakakah
$827
33.2K
Bisha
$821
31.5K
As Sulayyil
$834
8.21K
Dumat al-Jandal
$815
7.61K