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Moving to Bulgaria

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jan 31, 2024

Summary: Expats and digital nomads move to Bulgaria for its low cost of living, its beautiful scenery, and its friendly people. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Bulgaria are Sofia, Plovdiv, and Varna. People looking for a place to live in Bulgaria can search online for rental listings, contact real estate agents, or look for postings on expat forums.

What do I need to know before moving to Bulgaria?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bulgaria, they said:

"I would find out about a area of the country you like and fly out, drive around to if possible to find a place you like then find a estate agent or a English person to find you some houses to view . I moved out with Oggi who has a removal company, you pack your goods and he arranges the pick up, you have to load it on the lorry his driver will help, had it delivered from door to door in 6 days, great service and cheap, if you would like his email contact me," remarked one expat who made the move to Pleven.

"Bulgaria is a beautiful country with a rich culture and history. It is important to research the local customs and laws before moving to Bulgaria. Expats should also be aware of the language barrier, as Bulgarian is the official language. It is also important to research the cost of living in Bulgaria, as it can vary depending on the city and region. Additionally, expats should be aware of the healthcare system in Bulgaria and make sure they have adequate health insurance. Finally, expats should be aware of the visa requirements for entering and staying in Bulgaria," explained one expat living in Bulgaria.

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About the Author

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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