Cost of Living in Sofia | Bulgaria

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$786
$1895
🛋️ Without rent
$408
$1297
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$378
$598
🍽️ Food
$263
$717
🚐 Transport
$68.2
$181
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$804
🏙️ Population
1.36M

The average cost of living in Sofia is $786, which is in the top 36% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5939th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 21 in Bulgaria.

The median after-tax salary is $804, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months. Ranked 574th (TOP 7%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Bulgaria. With an estimated population of 1.36M, Sofia is the 1st largest city in Bulgaria.

✈️ Closest airport7 kmSofia Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate26.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank910Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
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Prices in Sofia

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
☕ Cappuccino
$1.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$277
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$635
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$436
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1827
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1201

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.92
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.51
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.34
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.9

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.68
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.56
👖 Brand Jeans
$60.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$395
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5461

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