Finances: A Week in Bulgaria ±$500

Packed and ready for the ride to Belgrade, so it’s time to calculate how much I spent for the week in Bulgaria. I’ve converted all expenses to U.S. dollars for ease of comparison throughout my trip.

Train: Second-class (only option) from Bucharest to Sofia: $32.50

AirBnB: $306

Metro (5 rides): $5

Groceries & Food: $105

Health & Medical: $11.40

Souvenirs: $7.20

Plovdiv & Day Trips: $91

GRAND TOTAL: $449.10

My loose goal was basically to spend $500 per week for my trip, bringing my total cost to about $3500. If you remember, I overspent in Romania due to a last-minute AirBnB challenge. But, I’m $50 under my goal for this week.

As I said before, I’m not going to be a slave to cost on this trip. Although I am loving the Balkans, I’ve got too many other countries calling my name to make a return trip anytime soon — at least on my own dime.

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American expat. University professor. World traveller. Dog lover. Eating and drinking my way through the Balkans for 7 weeks.

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