Bulgaria vs Zambia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bulgaria Zambia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$639
$1000
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1565
$1860
🏠 One person rent
$282
$624
🏘️ Family rent
$465
$701
🍽️ Food expenses
$249
$235
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.5
$79.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$750
$596
💸 GDP per capita
$10079
$985
😃 Human freedom index
8.08
6.82
❤️ Life expectancy
73.6
64.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
33
🌐 English speaking %
24.9%
16%
🎓 Higher education
73
21
😀 Quality of life
63
33
🏙️ Population
7M
17.1M

The average cost of living in Bulgaria ($639) is 36% less expensive than in Zambia ($1000). Bulgaria ranked 133rd vs 66th for Zambia 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 0.6 months in Zambia. Ranked 51st and 148th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bulgaria vs Zambia

We calculate prices for Bulgaria and Zambia as a population-weighted mean of 21 and 10 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 Zambia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.17
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.4
$17.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$3.43
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.43
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$1.5
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$497
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
$524
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$633
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$331
$532
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
$80.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.2
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.82
$24.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
19.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1474
$8876
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$979
$646
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.77
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
$48.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.98
$8.44
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.42
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$5.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$6.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.57
$5.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
$2.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.58
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.84
$2.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$7.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.4
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
$82.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4312
$10266

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Cities Comparison in Bulgaria vs Zambia

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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 Zambia

City Cost of living Population
Lusaka
$732
1.74M
Ndola
$1233
528K
Kitwe
$1228
504K
Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
241K
Kasama
$1156
168K
Chingola
$1117
147K
Livingstone
$1152
137K
Mansa
$1151
129K
Mufulira
$1724
122K
Choma
$1136
122K