Expat Guide to Living in Bulgaria
Whether you're already living in Bulgaria or preparing to move to Bulgaria, our Expat Guide to Living in Bulgaria offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Bulgaria. For answers to specific questions, visit our Bulgaria Forum to talk with expats in Bulgaria.
Expats who move to Bulgaria have a wide variety of options to choose from in terms of where to live. Whether you want to live off the grid, in the mountains, or by the sea, it's all there to be had as long as you do the appropriate research and understand some of the unique aspects of successfully moving to Bulgaria.
Expats living in Bulgaria can have all kinds of experiences while living abroad there. The capital city of Sofia offers a much different experience compared to what expats will experience in a Bulgarian village. These tips will help you understand what it means to live as an expat in Bulgaria.
An expat in Veliko Tarnovo, one of Bulgaria's oldest cities, describes the challenges he faced adjusting to life in Bulgaria. He explains that the Bulgarians may not seem to smile and be happy at first, but once you get to know them they're very hospitable.
Vinitsa, a "modern" village 12km above Varna is the most delightful place I've lived. It is the beautiful simplicity of life.
One expat in Burgas, Bulgaria talks about his disappointing experiences in Bulgaria - from being taken advantage of by realtors to problems with gypsies.
More Culture Shock Reports for Bulgaria
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Bulgaria handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Bulgaria:
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Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Bulgaria - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Bulgaria by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Bulgaria Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Bulgaria? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Bulgaria? Below are some of the responses from expats in Bulgaria:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Bulgaria
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Bulgaria. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Bulgaria:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Bulgaria Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Bulgaria. If you are already living in Bulgaria, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Bulgaria:
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Bulgaria by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Bulgaria? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Bulgaria? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report