Cost of Living Comparison

EUR
COMPARED TO
BGN

Montenegro is 27.9% more expensive than Bulgaria.

If you lived in Bulgaria instead of Montenegro, you would:
local_dining

pay 11.3% less for restaurants

  Montenegro help_outline Bulgaria help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $6.34
€5.56
$5.65
BGN9.68
-11.0%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$3.68
€3.23
$4.24
BGN7.26
+15.0%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.79
€1.57
$0.93
BGN1.60
-47.7%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.00
€0.88
$0.55
BGN0.94
-45.1%

Montenegro vs. Bulgaria - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 2.7% less for groceries

  Montenegro help_outline Bulgaria help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.61
€0.53
$0.55
BGN0.93
-10.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.90
€2.54
$2.96
BGN5.06
+2.1%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.19
€2.80
$4.27
BGN7.32
+33.7%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.58
€1.39
$1.68
BGN2.88
+6.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.57
€2.26
$2.15
BGN3.69
-16.2%
Apples (1 lb) $0.45
€0.39
$0.46
BGN0.79
+3.2%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.55
€0.48
$0.63
BGN1.08
+14.6%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.53
€0.47
$0.52
BGN0.88
-3.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.61
€0.53
$0.58
BGN1.00
-3.8%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.23
€0.20
$0.26
BGN0.44
+12.9%
Onions (1 lb) $0.32
€0.28
$0.27
BGN0.46
-17.5%

Montenegro vs. Bulgaria - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 6.6% more for transportation

  Montenegro help_outline Bulgaria help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.40
€4.73
$4.66
BGN7.97
-13.8%
Monthly public transit pass $36.01
€31.57
$17.02
BGN29.16
-52.7%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $17,909.51
€15,704.87
$19,110.05
BGN32,737.32
+6.7%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $7.16
€6.28
$4.32
BGN7.41
-39.6%

Montenegro vs. Bulgaria - Cost of transportation
home

pay 43.0% less for housing

  Montenegro help_outline Bulgaria help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$25.59
€22.44
$10.75
BGN18.42
-58.0%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $366.07
€321.01
$192.82
BGN330.32
-47.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $254.31
€223.01
$138.71
BGN237.63
-45.5%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$79.83
€70.01
$71.52
BGN122.52
-10.4%

Montenegro vs. Bulgaria - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 70.8% less for childcare

  Montenegro help_outline Bulgaria help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $126.35
€110.80
$195.15
BGN334.31
+54.4%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $9,949.73
€8,724.93
$2,742.22
BGN4,697.69
-72.4%

Montenegro vs. Bulgaria - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 32.2% less for entertainment and sports

  Montenegro help_outline Bulgaria help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.10
€1.84
$1.16
BGN1.99
-44.5%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.60
€1.40
$1.13
BGN1.94
-28.9%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.32
€2.91
$3.13
BGN5.35
-5.9%
Monthly membership at local gym $33.64
€29.50
$19.56
BGN33.50
-41.9%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $4.66
€4.09
$5.73
BGN9.81
+22.8%

Montenegro vs. Bulgaria - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 24.2% less for clothing

  Montenegro help_outline Bulgaria help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$63.24
€55.46
$43.98
BGN75.34
-30.5%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.37
€31.01
$25.15
BGN43.09
-28.9%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$74.06
€64.95
$71.85
BGN123.08
-3.0%
Men's business shoes (leather) $92.81
€81.39
$60.26
BGN103.23
-35.1%

Montenegro vs. Bulgaria - Cost of clothing
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