Bulgaria vs Turkey - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bulgaria Turkey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$766
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1937
$1851
🏠 One person rent
$333
$368
🏘️ Family rent
$578
$679
🍽️ Food expenses
$304
$237
🚐 Transport expenses
$51
$63.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$963
$601
💸 GDP per capita
$13974
$10675
😃 Human freedom index
7.68
5.63
❤️ Life expectancy
71.5
76
👮 Corruption perceptions index
45
34
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
15%
🎓 Higher education
71
77
😀 Quality of life
64
52
🏙️ Population
7M
85.3M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($766) is 3% more expensive than in Turkey ($742). Bulgaria ranked 119th vs 125th for Turkey 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 0.8 months in Turkey. Ranked 52nd and 79th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Turkey

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Turkey as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 128 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 Turkey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.32
$5.96
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.7
$23.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.94
$5.79
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.92
$2.4
 Cappuccino
$1.87
$2.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.3
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$352
$415
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$233
$294
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$597
$820
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$431
$556
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$68.6
$38.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$57.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.8
$10.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.73%
29.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1855
$1780
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1219
$1024
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.83
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.1
$18.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.29
$5.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.46
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$0.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.87
$0.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.2
$7.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.86
$5.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$0.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$0.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$0.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.43
$1.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.02
$7.78
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.93
$1.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.35
$1.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.65
$5.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.15
$2.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.66
$1.35
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.11
$1.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$28.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.9
$4.28
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.98
$5.49
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.6
$42.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.9
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$405
$288
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6446
$6289

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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 Turkey

City Cost of living Population
Istanbul
$1024
15.5M
Ankara
$817
5.5M
Izmir
$842
4.32M
Bursa
$807
2.9M
Kocaeli
$539
1.95M
Diyarbakir
$749
1.73M
Adana
$627
1.77M
Mersin
$965
1.81M
Antalya
$964
2.43M
Konya
$665
2.23M
Urfa
$693
1.99M
Balikesir
$689
1.25M
Kayseri
$417
1.39M
Gaziantep
$452
1.68M
Samsun
$579
1.34M
Aydin
$553
1.13M
Denizli
$501
1.03M
Trabzon
$577
817K
Eskisehir
$601
871K
Erzurum
$546
768K
Corum
$477
295K
Izmit
$632
363K
Antakya
$567
378K
Tarsus
$688
340K
Kahramanmaras
$614
444K
Elazig
$568
422K
Manisa
$642
357K
Gebze
$597
371K
Afyonkarahisar
$479
300K
Aksaray
$405
320K