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Iasi, Romania

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: People describe Lasi, Romania as a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's vibrant nightlife, its many parks and gardens, and its friendly locals. The weather in Lasi is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit (1-24 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $600 per month. The approximate population of Lasi is around 320,000 people.

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What do I need to know about living in Iasi?

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

"Expect bureaucracy at every turn! Romanians love to make themselves feel important by holding their ink stamps and having you come back for something 5 times, mostly because they're just too lazy to get off their rears and do their jobs. It's never their fault, it's yours and you're disturbing them that you should even expect them to do something faster than 3 months time. Be prepared to have your patience pressed to its limits, and then some," said one expat who made the move to Iasi.

"Before retiring in Lasi, it is important to research potential housing options and the cost of living. It is also recommended to learn about the healthcare system, the language spoken, and local customs. Additionally, it is essential to take into account the taxation laws and the pension plans offered. It is also useful to understand the regulations around obtaining a residency card and applying for a visa. Furthermore, it is beneficial to learn about the social customs and the job market. Lastly, investigate the climate to ensure it is suitable for your lifestyle," explained one expat living in Lasi, Romania.

"I would advise against it. I like to travel all over Romania, it is a beautiful country. Iasi, however, is like being in a totally different country from the rest of Romania. It's a very dirty city, very poor, with very little to offer in the form of entertainment. Absolutely nothing here for families. I would suggest Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara or Bucuresti," mentioned one in Iasi.

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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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