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Costinesti, Romania

Moving to Romania

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 01, 2024

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Romania for its low cost of living, vibrant culture, and beautiful landscapes. People can find a place to live in Romania by searching online for rental properties, or by asking around in the local community. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Romania are Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, and Brasov.

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What do I need to know before moving to Romania?

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

"Romania is a beautiful country with a rich culture and history. It is important to research the local customs and laws before moving to Romania. Expats should also be aware of the language barrier, as Romanian is the official language. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the local currency, the Romanian Leu, and to open a local bank account. Additionally, expats should be aware of the cost of living in Romania, which is generally lower than in other European countries. Finally, expats should make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Romania," explained one expat living in Romania.

"I enjoy the Obor area, because it has all I need, including the biggest grocery market in the city, but has fair prices for the accommodation. I would suggest searching for a place both next to metro stations and parks. Because public transport is doomed to be trappet in rush hour trafic and parks, such as Herastrau, grant an escape from the busy streets, especially for those who come from smaller cities. The far North of the city, above Herastrau park, has the richest area with new apartments. The rest of the city is filled with communistic buildings with simple flats," said one expat in Bucharest.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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