Summary

Cost of living in Budapest is 16% more expensive than Sofia according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$1,018
$855
Cost of Living
$800
$739
Average Salary
$654
$538
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Budapest
Sofia
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$502.98
$414.22
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$369.07
$305.03
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$966.63
$752.54
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$636.59
$532.3

Salaries And Financing

Name
Budapest
Sofia
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$800.1
$739.27
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.96
%4.30

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Budapest
Sofia
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$153.22
$114.78
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.09
$0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$13.69
$12.44

Markets

Name
Budapest
Sofia
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$0.77
$1.15
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$0.77
$0.64
Eggs (regular) (12)
$1.58
$1.98
Local Cheese (1kg)
$6.2
$6.89
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$0.37
$0.58
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$4.67
$5.82
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$0.79
$0.79
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.24
$1.4
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$4.08
$3.16
Apples (1kg)
$1.03
$1.23
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$4.63
$5.6
Oranges (1kg)
$1.25
$1.3
Potato (1kg)
$0.9
$0.69
Lettuce (1 head)
$0.97
$0.71
Rice (white), (1kg)
$1.22
$1.24
Tomato (1kg)
$1.78
$1.55
Banana (1kg)
$1.34
$1.37
Onion (1kg)
$0.9
$0.73
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$8.76
$8.23

Transportation

Name
Budapest
Sofia
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$1.05
$0.9
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$30.46
$28.16
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.22
$1.26
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$20,111.16
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$2
$0.47
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1
$0.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$14.21
$7.38
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$19,925.26

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Budapest
Sofia
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$59.02
$59.33
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$30.33
$30.21
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$72.12
$79.95
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$89.67
$80.41

Restaurants

Name
Budapest
Sofia
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$6.58
$7.17
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$32.62
$28.63
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$4.94
$4.88
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$1.5
$1.41
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.71
$2.08
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.03
$0.97
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.79
$0.7
Cappuccino (regular)
$1.44
$1.38

Sports And Leisure

Name
Budapest
Sofia
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$40.2
$25.53
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$12.81
$14.49
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$5.68
$6.94

Childcare

Name
Budapest
Sofia
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$276.4
$364.5
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$0
$5,543.26

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Budapest
Sofia
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$2,951.57
$1,668.04
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$1,906.62
$1,054.03