Bulgaria vs Turkey - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Turkey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$428
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$1089
🏠 One person rent
$282
$178
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$330
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$145
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$57.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$315
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$8536
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
5.79
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
77.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
38
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
15%
🎓 Higher education
73
78
😀 Quality of life
63
57
🏙️ Population
7M
83.6M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 49% more expensive than in Turkey ($428). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 187th 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 1.2 months in Bulgaria compared to 0.7 months in Turkey. Ranked 51st and 66th 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
$7.17
$2.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$14.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$3.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$1.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$190
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$122
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$386
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$239
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$34.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$53.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$8.39
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
20.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$1104
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$666
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$20
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$3.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$1.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$4.13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$3.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$8.05
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$0.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$0.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$0.89
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$5.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$1.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$1.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$1.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$1.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$1.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$16.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$2.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$16.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$3.51
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$31.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$60.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$168
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$3748

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Turkey

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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 Turkey

City Cost of living Population
Istanbul
$644
15.5M
Ankara
$470
5.5M
Izmir
$488
4.32M
Bursa
$531
2.9M
Urfa
$246
1.99M
Antalya
$461
2.43M
Kocaeli
$393
1.95M
Gaziantep
$436
2.03M
Konya
$290
2.23M
Adana
$192
2.22M
Mersin
$441
1.81M
Kayseri
$356
1.39M
Diyarbakir
$272
1.73M
Samsun
$376
1.34M
Trabzon
$299
808K
Eskisehir
$354
871K
Denizli
$356
963K
Erzurum
$265
768K
Kahramanmaras
$298
444K
Manisa
$355
357K
Balikesir
$359
332K
Gebze
$322
371K
Malatya
$266
426K
Osmaniye
$269
264K
Sivas
$311
378K
Elazig
$292
422K
Izmit
$204
363K
Van
$344
353K
Antakya
$399
378K
Tarsus
$337
340K