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Postby Malarkey » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:12 pm

Income.

According to the National Statistical Institute, the median salary in the private sector for the last quarter of 2014 has been BGN 862 and BGN 967 for the public sector. - See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/167271 ... LzLdZ.dpuf

Cost of living.

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/co ... ed+Kingdom

Bulgaria United Kingdom Difference
Restaurants [Edit]
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.90 лв
(3.33 £) 26.75 лв
(10.00 £) +200.60 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.50 лв
(13.27 £) 120.39 лв
(45.00 £) +239.13 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 лв
(2.99 £) 13.38 лв
(5.00 £) +67.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.00 лв
(0.75 £) 8.56 лв
(3.20 £) +328.06 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 лв
(0.93 £) 8.83 лв
(3.30 £) +253.15 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.87 лв
(0.70 £) 6.46 лв
(2.41 £) +244.80 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.55 лв
(0.58 £) 3.01 лв
(1.12 £) +93.82 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.96 лв
(0.36 £) 2.40 лв
(0.90 £) +149.73 %

Markets [Edit]
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Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.86 лв
(0.70 £) 2.43 лв
(0.91 £) +30.24 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.90 лв
(0.34 £) 2.63 лв
(0.98 £) +192.26 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.16 лв
(0.81 £) 3.70 лв
(1.38 £) +71.24 %
Eggs (12) 2.74 лв
(1.03 £) 5.55 лв
(2.08 £) +102.48 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.48 лв
(3.17 £) 16.37 лв
(6.12 £) +93.09 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.52 лв
(3.18 £) 17.51 лв
(6.54 £) +105.50 %
Apples (1kg) 1.85 лв
(0.69 £) 4.89 лв
(1.83 £) +163.97 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.00 лв
(0.75 £) 4.78 лв
(1.79 £) +139.49 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.15 лв
(0.80 £) 4.81 лв
(1.80 £) +123.72 %
Potato (1kg) 0.97 лв
(0.36 £) 3.26 лв
(1.22 £) +237.74 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.89 лв
(0.33 £) 2.19 лв
(0.82 £) +145.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.87 лв
(0.33 £) 2.41 лв
(0.90 £) +177.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 лв
(2.62 £) 18.73 лв
(7.00 £) +167.54 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.17 лв
(0.44 £) 3.41 лв
(1.27 £) +192.06 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.87 лв
(0.70 £) 3.66 лв
(1.37 £) +96.24 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.09 лв
(1.90 £) 21.40 лв
(8.00 £) +320.86 %

Transportation [Edit]
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 лв
(0.37 £) 5.89 лв
(2.20 £) +488.58 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 лв
(16.82 £) 160.52 лв
(60.00 £) +256.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.90 лв
(0.34 £) 7.49 лв
(2.80 £) +732.33 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.79 лв
(0.30 £) 3.32 лв
(1.24 £) +320.86 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.80 лв
(4.78 £) 53.51 лв
(20.00 £) +318.02 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.36 лв
(0.88 £) 3.13 лв
(1.17 £) +32.70 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 лв
(11,213.47 £) 45,481.02 лв
(17,000.00 £) +51.60 %

Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 179.60 лв
(67.13 £) 386.86 лв
(144.60 £) +115.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 лв
(0.12 £) 0.32 лв
(0.12 £) +2.89 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 15.08 лв
(5.64 £) 52.39 лв
(19.58 £) +247.50 %

Sports And Leisure [Edit]
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.32 лв
(15.07 £) 89.16 лв
(33.33 £) +121.12 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.76 лв
(6.26 £) 24.76 лв
(9.25 £) +47.75 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 лв
(3.74 £) 24.08 лв
(9.00 £) +140.78 %

Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.69 лв
(30.91 £) 146.51 лв
(54.76 £) +77.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.02 лв
(18.70 £) 83.71 лв
(31.29 £) +67.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 131.03 лв
(48.98 £) 158.12 лв
(59.10 £) +20.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.13 лв
(37.43 £) 150.65 лв
(56.31 £) +50.46 %

Rent Per Month [Edit]
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 422.91 лв
(158.08 £) 1,846.30 лв
(690.11 £) +336.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 301.60 лв
(112.73 £) 1,563.87 лв
(584.55 £) +418.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 754.26 лв
(281.93 £) 3,076.47 лв
(1,149.93 £) +307.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 546.98 лв
(204.45 £) 2,430.84 лв
(908.60 £) +344.41 %

Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
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Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,619.16 лв
(605.21 £) 8,803.00 лв
(3,290.41 £) +443.68 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,080.83 лв
(404.00 £) 6,780.41 лв
(2,534.40 £) +527.33 %

Salaries And Financing [Edit]
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Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 784.18 лв
(293.11 £) 4,409.63 лв
(1,648.24 £) +462.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 7.04 3.77 -46.41 %

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Postby Pikey310 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:07 pm

Very useful post. Thanks!

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Postby Seedy » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:08 am

Mind you - a lot of those figures are out of date or just plain skewed, so treat them with caution.... ;)

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Postby Mat » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:12 am

Clearer just to post the link. Rents and house prices are I think some way off, especially for foreigners but perhaps they mean for panel apartments in Lyulin or something. Otherwise pretty accurate.

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Postby FlagHostel » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:40 pm

or 20 levs a day.

it's easier to work out

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Postby norman » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:31 pm

Some prices are on par with the UK. :roll:

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Postby fred » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:37 pm

Hi Norman

Examples?

Stuff that costs on a par with the UK I mean, not questioning or doubting, just curious.

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Postby norman » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:00 pm

Ah ..your allright Fred.

I think you live around London/ I am on the South Coast.

Our housing and costs are more expensive, obviously. Our Wages cope with that.


However, Seedy is close to the mark. Our food costs have tumbled, through competition etc.


Four Cans of good overseas Lager around £2.00 for four cans here. You can get Fresh White Bread for around 35-45p. Our Wine is not £7.00 a bottle, you can get good wine for £3.00 a bottle.

Just observing you have to be careful with Bulgaria being cheap - cheap - not always.

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Postby varnagirl » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:45 pm

norman wrote:Some prices are on par with the UK. :roll:


correct ...these days some are !!

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Postby oldtimer » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:52 pm

varnagirl wrote:
norman wrote:Some prices are on par with the UK. :roll:


correct ...these days some are !!


and to add some things are more expensive, one thing that is so much cheaper than UK is Municipal Tax. :lol:


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