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Pros and Cons of Living in Bulgaria

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 12, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Bulgaria include its low cost of living, its beautiful landscapes, its rich cultural heritage, and its friendly people. On the other hand, the cons of living in Bulgaria include its poor infrastructure, its high levels of corruption, and its lack of economic opportunities.

What are the pros and cons of living in Bulgaria?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Bulgaria responded:

"Qualty of life ,cost of living, very inexpensive. Locals are very friendly and helpfull. Climate much better than my home country," explained one expat living in Burgas.

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the low cost of living in Bulgaria, as well as the country's rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. They also enjoy the friendly locals and the fact that English is widely spoken. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the bureaucracy and paperwork involved in setting up a business or residence in Bulgaria to be a bit overwhelming. Additionally, the country's infrastructure can be lacking in some areas, making it difficult to access certain services," said one in Bulgaria.

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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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