Retire in old-world European charm at an affordable cost of living in Bulgaria.
This is the first post in a Spending Update series. This series breaks down my average living costs by quarter to give you a detailed view of what life is really like living and traveling around the world after Early Retirement. Any questions or requests for additional detail, leave me a message in the comments below this article.
Cost of Living in Bulgaria (Single Person): July - September 2019 Spending
Homebase: Sofia, Bulgaria
Other European Countries Traveled: Austria (Vienna), Czechia (Prague), Serbia (Belgrade), Bulgaria (Plovdiv and Rila)
The local currency is the Bulgarian Lev (BGN). At the time of the writing, the exchange rate is 1 US Dollar = 1.74 BGN. For reference, 1 Euro = 1.95 BGN
|3 Month Total||Per Month Average|
|Average Per Day||$37|
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