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Moving to Bulgaria

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Moving to Bulgaria

Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:25 pm

As a youngish couple with 2 kids under 10 is this a wise move?, schools!, employment!, I'm a manager in the Care Industry and also a qualified Chef, have done lots of research into moving to BG, but just can't get myself to take the next step.
Is there any one around who has done this?


Re: Moving to Bulgaria

Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:52 am

Hi Sailor, For my twopennith I would say have an extended holiday but away from the resort areas, that would give you and your family a taste of 'day to day' BG. Worth remembering too is the cost of living, works in your favour when you are spending but a different perspective when earning a living, I am sure you have thought of this. Most Brits, me included, look to retire (early) there as any pension/savings are given a boost on purchasing power. That said, if you do move, the standard of living, education etc is as good as anywhere.




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Re: Moving to Bulgaria

Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:17 am

Hi Sailor,

A warm welcome to Expat Focus and our forums!

Well, I think Woodman's got it spot-on with his advice...try to stay somewhere away from the tourist hotspots, to get a more realistic view of what it would be like to live in BG.
It seems to be a real up-and-coming place, and of course up for EU entry in 2007, so buy property sooner rather than later Wink

Keep in touch and good luck,



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Re: Moving to Bulgaria

Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:26 pm

Thanks for the advice woodman, appreciated, I think thats a good idea to have a holiday away from the usual resorts, its leaving a good secure job to start afresh in another country which worries me, not so much the leaving the UK, I was in the navy 12 years, more the gaining employment aspect of living there. Fortuanatly we will have about 80K to take when the house is sold, so obviously this will give us a good start, once again cheers


Re: Moving to Bulgaria

Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:33 pm

Hi.I have 3 girls age 16,13 & 10 and we moved to France from the Uk 13 years ago.I am now looking to buy a property in Bulgaria but because of the girls schooling won't move permanantly untill the youngest has finished school.For me language is the key,the kids will learn quickly at school it will be much harder for you.Getting a well paid job in rural France is very difficult and I imagine Bulgaria will be the same unless you
are self employed .Good luck


Re: Moving to Bulgaria

Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:30 pm


I too have small children and their education is a key factor for me in deciding whether to move to the Bulgarian coast. Does anyone have any ideas regarding international/private schools in Varna or Burgas?

All the best,



Re: Moving to Bulgaria

Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:32 pm

Hello everyone

Having read your posts, we have decided to interview some expats who have moved here with children of school age with a view to publishing this article in our next issue of Quest Bulgaria

Hope this will help you with some of your queries: meanwhile, if there is anything in particular you would like to know about moving here with children and / or schooling, please do email us at info @ questbg.com and we will endeavour to include a questions and answers section in the magazine on this issue.

Hope to hear from you soon and trust we will help you too!

Quest Bulgaria Magazine




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