Living costs – Bulgaria

When it comes to living costs, generally, Bulgaria is considered to be a very affordable country in Europe. Accommodation is affordable, and so are public transportation services, food and leisure services but as in any situation, the cost of living depends on various factors such as personal habits and lifestyle. Compared to other regions in Europe, Bulgaria is not very expensive place to live. Students may reduce living expenses by using public transport discounts, renting accommodation in groups, and using public services etc. Students are also able to cut some expenses by using the Bulgarian student identity card. There is affordable student accommodation within the campus in university dormitories also private accommodation is not very high compared to Central and Western Europe.


There is a good and affordable public transportation system and many supermarkets in cities around Bulgaria, which have been built in last few years. Wherever you choose to live there are ample numbers of supermarkets, shops and convenient stores scattered with quick access also, food and leisure facilities. As per the world class graduate studies they can get in Bulgaria and the cheap living costs the popularity keeps growing each year for paces in medical schools in Bulgaria.

Approximate Living cost in Bulgaria:

Item  Expenses per month (Euros €) Expenses per month (GBP £)
Food 50 to 75 42 to 64
Student hostel 100 to 150 85 to 127
Private rental apartment 100 to 200 85 to 170
Room in a private apartment 75 to 100 64 to 85
Student’s travel card 6 to 15 5 to 13

The figures given above are approximates only, can be vary slightly as per individual choice.