Bulgaria vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$282
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
61
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
22%
🎓 Higher education
73
90
😀 Quality of life
63
73
🏙️ Population
7M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 44% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 46th 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 1.2 months in Bulgaria compared to 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 51st and 27th 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
$7.17
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K