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Cost of Living in Burgas, Bulgaria

When you visit one city, either as a tourist or on a business trip, you can get amazed by its beauty that you might become interested in being its citizen for a period of time.

You should bear in mind that being a tourist and a citizen of one city is so distinctive and you might feel disappointed to find out that it is not your dream place.

So, before deciding what to do, get familiar with all the advantages and disadvantages of the place you want to move to.

Restaurants

RESTAURANTS

Burgas is not so popular city in Bulgaria, but it still attracts many people who keep in mind that less touristy towns will have a lower cost of living and will be more appealing to families.

Restaurants are all over the city and they offer inexpensive but delicious food which can be followed by the bottle of beer or wine which is also affordable there.

Markets

MARKETS

Food is definitely a bargain in Burgas and that is the reason why restaurants are so cheap.

It is true that it takes the most of monthly budget, but that is because eating is important and you get a lot for a little amount of money.

When groceries are in question, the cost of living in Bulgas is great.

Transportation

TRANSPORTATION

Driving in Burgas is reasonable, as it is not too large and there are not so many traffic jams, so you will be able to arrive at work on time.

In case you do not possess a car, the other option is to buy a monthly membership card, which will cost you less than $25 and you can commute the whole month using whichever vehicle you want.

Utilities

UTILITIES (MONTHLY)

The prices of utilities vary from season to season and in the summer months, you will need to pay less for the services than in winter when heating takes a huge amount of the budget.

Phone calls and the Internet access are among the cheap utilities that are affordable almost to everyone.

Sports and leisure

SPORTS & LEISURE

Burgas is close to the shore, so many people enjoy its beauties during the summer months and do sports outside.

During the winter, they pay fitness club fees that are around $20 and are lower than in many other European major cities.

Compared to Brazil, tennis court rent is more than half price.

Clothing and shoes

CLOTHING & SHOES

Depending on one’s lifestyle and income, an average person can choose whether to spend much on clothing or not.

It is estimated that the least money is given for clothing and shoes, even though it is inexpensive in Burgas.

Even the running shoes cost less than $70.

Rent per month

RENT PER MONTH

The price of rent will depend on whether you are coming alone or with the whole family.

A studio apartment for one person would cost you around $230 in the city center, but if you are looking for a bigger one, you will need to pay between $370 a month.

Of course, the further it is from the center, the lower it will cost.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Burgas

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $ 5.81
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $ 1.16
Water (0.33 Liter) $ 0.59
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $ 4.40
Loaf Bread (500g) $ 0.49
Eggs (12) $ 1.59
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $ 0.76
Monthly Pass $ 23.24
Gasoline $ 4.66
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $ 103.91
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $ 0.14
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $ 10.73
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $ 22.29
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $ 7.87
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $ 5.81
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $ 44.93
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $ 26.53
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $ 69.71
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $ 229.66
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $ 160
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $ 372.33

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Burgas?

A frequently asked question before settling somewhere is how much it will cost me per month to live there, and this cannot be determined, since it depends a lot on how you live.

However, some data about the spending of the citizens of Burgas might help you get acquainted with the possible costs that await you once you get there.

Pay attention to the fact that most of the citizens have their own places to live, so renting an apartment in Burgas would take you quite an amount of money.

Utilities, sports and eating out would all together cost you as much as just the food in Burgas.

14.3%
35.4%
15.3%
9.2%
6.4%
4.2%
15.3%
Restaurants
Markets
Transportation
Utilities (Monthly)
Sports & Leisure
Clothing & Shoes
Rent Per Month

Burgas: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

Living decently in Burgas would highly depend on your habits and the amount of money you earn.

If we take into consideration the $300 per month which is the minimum wage, we can say that those people would be able to live properly only if they do not have to pay the rent.

Otherwise, there life will be struggling with the expenses.

The average salary is lower than in some other major cites in Bulgaria, but enough the cover the basic costs.

Average Salary$ 442.30
Minimum Wage$ 312.7
Mortgage Interest Rate4.86%

Cost of Living by City in Bulgaria

*Click the name of the city for more information.

City Cost of Living Index
Burgas 36.26
Plovdiv 36.45
Sofia 40.36
Varna 39.13

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