Bulgaria - General information
Region region
Capital Sofia
Language Bulgarian
Currency Bulgarian Lev
Population 7,364,570
Phone code +359
Cost of living in Bulgaria
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 89 123
Food 108 195
Transportation 22 48
Communications and utilities 35 53
Clothing 17 63
Sports and leisure 14 53
Total 285 536
Accommodation in Bulgaria USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 90
Shared room in city centre 124
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 151
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 214
Coordinates of Bulgaria
Time Zone Europe/Sofia
GMT +2
DST +3
Latitude 42.666670000
Longitude 25.250000000
Elevation (STRM3) 442 m.

List of largest cities in Bulgaria

 
Sofia Sofia
Sofia Sofia-Capital
1,152,556
Plovdiv Plovdiv
Plovdiv Plovdiv
340,494
Varna Varna
Varna Varna
312,770
Burgas Burgas
Burgas Burgas
195,966
Ruse Ruse
Ruse Ruse
156,238
Stara Zagora Stara Zagora
Stara Zagora Stara Zagora
143,431

Cost of living and prices in Bulgaria

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 6 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 22 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 4 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 1 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 1 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 1 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 1 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 5 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 4 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 1 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 1 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 1 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 4 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 1 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 3 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 1 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 28 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 0 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 0 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 7 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 18,493 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 24 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 10 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 6 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 49 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 28 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 69 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 65 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 267 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 188 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 466 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 337 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 90 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 9 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 1,062 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 710 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 491 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 6.03%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in Bulgaria

Season Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Month Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Year
Record high °C 35 31 23 18 17 20 26 28 32 34 36 37 37
Average high °C 24 17 10 5 3 4 9 15 20 25 27 27 16
Average temperature °C 18 12 7 2 0 1 5 11 16 19 22 21 11
Average low °C 12 8 3 -0 -3 -4 1 6 11 14 16 16 7
Record low °C 1 -4 -12 -15 -19 -17 -14 -2 2 6 9 8 -19
Rain Days 2 4 6 4 4 4 6 6 6 5 4 3 54
Snow Days 1 2 3 4 5 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 30
Fog Days 13 17 18 19 18 17 17 13 14 12 14 13 184
Thunderstorms Days 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 5 3 20
Average precipitation Mm. 31 43 56 47 39 36 40 52 59 60 49 36 547
Relative humidity % 56 61 66 68 68 64 60 58 58 57 54 52 60
Relative humidity morning % 83 85 86 86 85 85 84 82 84 84 82 82 84
Relative humidity evening % 54 63 75 78 76 71 65 59 60 58 54 53 64
Wind speed Km/h 15 18 17 18 18 21 17 16 15 15 15 15 17
Monthly sunshine Hours 21 16 10 7 8 10 15 17 22 26 30 28 208
Day Length Hours 13 12 10 10 10 11 13 14 15 16 16 14 13
Dew point °C 11 7 2 -0 -3 -2 0 4 10 13 14 14 71
Growing degree-day °C 207 50 0 18 0 0 12 58 208 299 361 332 1545
Solar radiation, global Mj/m2 15 10 6 5 6 9 12 16 20 22 22 20 13
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