Bulgaria vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bulgaria Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$766
$1373
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1937
$3095
🏠 One person rent
$333
$776
🏘️ Family rent
$578
$1235
🍽️ Food expenses
$304
$391
🚐 Transport expenses
$51
$85.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$963
$1877
💸 GDP per capita
$13974
$29675
😃 Human freedom index
7.68
8.03
❤️ Life expectancy
71.5
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
45
60
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
22%
🎓 Higher education
71
91
😀 Quality of life
64
80
🏙️ Population
7M
47.4M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($766) is 44% less expensive than in Spain ($1373). Bulgaria ranked 119th vs 39th for Spain in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Bulgaria compared to 1.4 months in Spain. Ranked 52nd and 30th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Spain

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.32
$13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.7
$45.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.94
$9.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.92
$3.23
 Cappuccino
$1.87
$2.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.3
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$352
$811
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$233
$624
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$597
$1355
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$431
$1011
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$68.6
$81.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.8
$33.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.73%
3.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1855
$3535
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1219
$2298
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.83
$1.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.1
$35.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.29
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.46
$1.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.87
$1.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.2
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.86
$7.72
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$13.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$2.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$2.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.43
$2.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.02
$5.98
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.93
$1.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.35
$5.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.65
$9.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.15
$3.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.66
$1.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.11
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$42.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.9
$8.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$68.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.98
$14.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.6
$74.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.9
$79.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$405
$428
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6446
$8218

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bulgaria

City Cost of living Population
Sofia
$938
1.38M
Plovdiv
$714
384K
Varna
$839
369K
Burgas
$513
226K
Stara Zagora
$636
155K
Ruse
$619
159K
Pleven
$710
120K
Yambol
$559
81.4K
Shumen
$605
95.4K
Pernik
$593
81.3K
Pazardzhik
$655
83.1K
Dobrich
$640
89.7K
Sliven
$612
89.4K
Veliko Tarnovo
$654
71K
Haskovo
$741
91.9K
Blagoevgrad
$529
82.2K
Gabrovo
$436
60.5K
Vidin
$632
55.7K
Asenovgrad
$621
59K
Vratsa
$860
67.1K
Bansko
$845
9.56K

In Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1682
3.28M
Barcelona
$1758
1.64M
Valencia
$1392
792K
Tenerife
$1649
932K
Malaga
$1438
579K
Seville
$1335
682K
Zaragoza
$1332
673K
Murcia
$1210
673K
Bilbao
$1498
344K
Palma de Mallorca
$1660
416K
Alicante
$1336
339K
Pamplona
$1310
203K
Gijon
$1194
268K
Valladolid
$1162
296K
Terrassa
$1397
224K
Las Palmas
$1145
379K
San Sebastian
$1528
188K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1378
254K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1553
265K
Cordoba
$1057
320K
Sabadell
$1442
216K
Vigo
$1178
292K
Badalona
$1976
224K
Granada
$1174
229K
A Coruna
$1143
245K
Oviedo
$1123
186K
Jerez de la Frontera
$914
213K
Cartagena
$977
217K
Elche
$1147
236K
Santander
$1147
172K