Sofia, Bulgaria Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Sofia isn’t one of Europe’s most obvious destinations, but it is starting to get noticed by people who want to take a look at what post-Soviet life is like and see the interesting history of this city. Another reason to consider a visit is that it’s one of the cheapest cities in Europe, where even backpackers can afford a bit of luxury.

Why Visit Sofia

Sofia Facts

Population 1,400,000
Area 1,400,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Bulgarian leva
Airports Sofia Airport (SOF)

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Sofia

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you've got plenty of affordable local options.$1.37 - $3.01
Budget lunchCheap pizza-slice and hot dog places are easy to find, or get a local meal for only a bit more.$3.01 - $4.92
Budget dinnerSit-down meals can range greatly in price, but even fancy or trendy places are quite cheap because there aren't many tourists.$6.01 - $8.74
Beer (pint)Several local lagers are very cheap at most places, and only a bit more at restaurants and lounges.$2.05 - $3.01
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WHEN TO VISIT Sofia

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January36231.2
February41271.3
March50331.5
April60411.9
May68493.1
June74543.0
July79572.2
August78581.9
September73511.5
October62421.4
November49342.1
December39271.7

Sofia WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:29am6:40pm
21 Jun5:49am9:08pm
21 Sep7:13am7:26pm
21 Dec7:54am4:56pm

Sofia Hotel Seasons

Sofia Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar10.75 - 32.26
starstarstarstarstar16.13 - 47.31
starstarstarstarstar23.66 - 56.99
starstarstarstarstar37.63 - 87.10
starstarstarstarstar76.34 - 96.77
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Sofia Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed6.45 - 13.98

WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER