In September, a three-member household in Bulgaria needed EUR 1,015 to live a normal life, the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research with the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria announced. Single-person households need EUR 564 per month. At the end of 2021, the subsistence level in this country was EUR 535, the President of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) Plamen Dimitrov said. Nine months ago, a three-member household needed EUR 50 less to live a normal life. The latest inflation must be compensated by higher salaries, Plamen Dimitrov noted.
The growing prices of food and fuels made life more expensive. More than 1.6 million Bulgarians have money to pay for food and utility bills only, CITUB notes.