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AVERAGE SALARY IN BULGARIA AND REGIONAL SPECIFICITIES

AVERAGE SALARY IN BULGARIA AND REGIONAL SPECIFICITIES

 

The average Bulgarian salary is experiencing considerable regional variations: while it reaches almost EUR 950 per month in the capital Sofia, it is only around EUR 440 per month in the northern regions of the country (border with Romania).

Monthly wages recorded in December 2019 within the major cities in Bulgaria :

  • Sofia: BGN 1843 - EUR 942
  • Varna: BGN 1254 - EUR 641
  • Bourgas: BGN 1101 - EUR 563
  • Plovdiv: BGN  1174 - EUR 600
  • Rousse: BGN 1101 - EUR 563

It should be noted, however, that the figures selected by the Bulgarian Ministry of economy and summarized here consider only salaries in the strict sense, excluding bonuses which sometimes constitute a significant share of Bulgarian remuneration (about 10 to 15%).