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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: People living in Bulgaria offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Bulgaria? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

How do I find a place to live in Bulgaria?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Wanted a house in town with land at a good price, but hard to come by. Searched many many estate agents, found 2 luckily in the same area, brought one of these, as don't drive its easy to walk into town, no problems in winter, and am on the main train line so can get anywhere in Bulgaria," added another expat who made the move to Pleven.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Bulgaria?

"I live in an house, most expats who have moved to this area live in houses and not apartments," said another expat in Pleven.

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What is the average cost of housing in Bulgaria?

If you live in Bulgaria, newcomers to Bulgaria would love to hear your answer to this question.

If your answer relates to a specific city or town in Bulgaria, please include the name of the city/town below:


If you are thinking about moving to Bulgaria, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"House taxes are way way lower, electric is about the same, most heating that people use is by wood, same as mine that heats up the seven radiators to keep the house warm. Water is cheap, and if you have a well like me watering the garden doesn't cost you anything, but I am lucky that mine is drinkable to which a lot isn't," said another expat in Pleven.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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