Travel budget in Bulgaria

Bulgaria: calculate your travel budget

Bulgaria: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Bulgaria for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 3.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 741* (1344 BGN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 71 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 6.4 per person
  • $ 7.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2032* (3682 BGN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 86 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 2931* (5306 BGN)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Bulgaria in 2024

Cost of living: Bulgaria VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Bulgaria in 2024 is 39% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Bulgaria by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Bulgaria compared to the national average.

Cities /Bulgaria View Details
Sofia 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sofia
Haskovo 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Haskovo
Varna 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Varna
Bansko 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bansko
Sozopol 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sozopol
Burgas 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Burgas
Plovdiv 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Plovdiv

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Local prices in Bulgaria by expense type

Bulgaria: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bulgaria costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.4/person
($ 5.5 to $ 18)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 19/person
($ 14 to $ 29)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.1/person
($ 6.1 to $ 8.6)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.8)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.5 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.8)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 0.9 to $ 1.8)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.9/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.5)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Bulgaria: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bulgaria costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 44/night
($ 22 to $ 192)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 57/night
($ 33 to $ 114)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 49 to $ 202)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 53 to $ 163)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 292
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 68 to $ 186)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 522
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 32/month
($ 16 to $ 144)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 98/month
($ 51 to $ 211)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 204
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 97/month
($ 50 to $ 216)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 52/month
($ 29 to $ 124)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 139/month
($ 77 to $ 311)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 191

Bulgaria: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bulgaria costs 43% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.8)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.2/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 4)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 9.4)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 2.3)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.8)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Bulgaria: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Bulgaria costs 7% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.9/ticket
($ 0.9 to $ 1.1)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.5/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.7)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.2
($ 0.9 to $ 1.6)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 64/24hrs
($ 13 to $ 1069)

104% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32

Bulgaria: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bulgaria costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.8/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 12)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 10 to $ 23)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Bulgaria: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Bulgaria costs 28% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.4/pack
($ 3 to $ 3.9)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 58
($ 29 to $ 112)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 18 to $ 57)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Sofia
London → Sofia
London → Sofia
$ 100
(fair price: $ 78)
Manchester → Sofia
Manchester → Sofia
Manchester → Sofia
$ 144
(fair price: $ 113)
Edinburgh → Sofia
Edinburgh → Sofia
Edinburgh → Sofia
$ 146
(fair price: $ 119)
Dublin → Sofia
Dublin → Sofia
Dublin → Sofia
$ 125
(fair price: $ 98)
London → Varna
London → Varna
London → Varna
$ 173
(fair price: $ 122)
London → Burgas
London → Burgas
London → Burgas
$ 163
(fair price: $ 118)

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About the information on the cost of living in Bulgaria

The information about the cost of living in Bulgaria shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Bulgaria updated on 18-02-2024.

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