Bulgaria - Poverty and the cost of living - May 31, 2018

 The Institute for Trade and Social Studies of trade union CITUB came up with the latest data (for the first quarter of 2018) on the necessary living wage. A four-person household with two adults and two children needs BGN 2340 per month (1196 euro). This is necessary to cover the cost of food, housing, health, transport and leisure. The study shows substantial regional differences with the necessary funds for a normal living of a four-person household in Sofia at BGN 3055 (1562 euro). The capital exceeds the average levels of life support in the country by 30.5%. In total, 73.3% of households live with a total income under the necessary means of subsistence.

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