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Cost of living

​Indeed, one of the best adv​antages to live in Bulgaria is the low cost of living in comparison to other EU countries. An international student can live very comfortably and enjoy affordable University education with 350 to 550 EURO/ month. Home and mobile phone bills may vary according to usage. Clothes, stationary and food are comparatively inexpensive.

Below are approximate monthly student living costs in Bulgaria.

Private apartment: 150 – 300 Euro/month

You can find way cheaper accommodation, especially if you live with 2 or 3 other people.

Food: 200 – 300 EUR

Internet: 15 EUR

Transport: 40 EUR

Extras: – 75 EUR

You can find some of the basic daily costs from the table below:

RestaurantsAverage​
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 €
Combo Meal3.30 €
Sandwich2.00 €
Cappuccino 1.00 €
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.70 €
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.50 €
Markets/GroceriesAverage
Milk (1 liter) 0.90 €
Bread (500g) 0.45 €
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.30 €
Eggs (12) 1.30 €
Local Cheese (1kg) 4.00 €
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 4.50 €
Beef Round (1kg) 7.00 €
Apples (1kg) 1.00 €
Banana (1kg) 1.20 €
Oranges (1kg) 1.10 €
Tomato (1kg) 1.20 €
Potato (1kg) 0.55 €
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.80 €
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.30 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.60 €
Pack of Cigarettes 2.50 €
TransportationAverage
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 €
Monthly Pass 25.00 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.50 €
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.40 €
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.13 €
Utilities (Monthly)Average
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, etc) 75.00 €
Internet &TV15.00 €
Sports And LeisureAverage
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 20.00 €
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.70 €
Cinema - 1 Seat 5.00 €
Theatre10 €