Bulgaria Essentials

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Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
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Time Zone
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Avg. Salary
BGN 16,600 per year
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Calling Code
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Socket Type
C and F (230 V/50 Hz)
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United States

Many visa fees depend on your citizenship, or if you have multiple citizenships, the citizenship you use to travel.
United States

Some countries have lower visa fees or other special access for travelers who have legal residence in certain countries, even without citizenship.

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Cost of Living Comparison

CategoryUnited StatesBulgariaDifference
Meal, Inexpensive RestaurantBGN 15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseBGN 60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)BGN 11.50
Milk (regular), (1 liter)BGN 2.30
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)BGN 1.60
Eggs (regular) (12)BGN 3.87
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)BGN 1.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)BGN 50.00
Gasoline (1 liter)BGN 2.86

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Local Guidelines & Protocols

Government measures: No restrictions

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Bulgaria can be found, in Bulgarian, at

Use of mask: Recommended

Face masks are not required but the use of a mask or covering is recommended when in public spaces.

Public transportation: Operating

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants: Open

Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars: Open

Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs: Open

Nightclubs are open as usual.

Shops: Open

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

Source: Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Bulgaria COVID-19 Statistics

Last Updated 6/21/2022

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You will receive your visa by:

Jun 30, 2022 if submitted today

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