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An Expat Guide To Energy Suppliers In Bulgaria

The Bulgarian electricity market is highly regulated and dominated by a few major players. Those companies have created a monopoly in the country but despite this, prices remain at a reasonable level. There is no real competition that would allow the consumers to choose their supplier as there is only one licensed electricity provider per predetermined geographical area.    more ...

Ten Reasons You Should Consider Bulgaria As Your Next Expat Home

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Bulgaria is a Balkan country that has witnessed political instability, economic fluctuations and corruption ever since the first democratic election was held in 1990. Stability returned when the country joined the European Union in 2007, after which there has been an increase in its expat population. Many expats, especially from Western Europe, visit Bulgaria looking to buy property in the form of holiday homes. Many also purchase property as inv ...    more ...

How Not To Offend The Locals In Bulgaria

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Bulgaria is a haven of historically and architecturally significant sites. With a varied terrain ranging from the Black Sea to a mountainous interior, the country has always been a popular destination for tourists. Expats too find the Bulgarian lifestyle to be rich, diverse, and fulfilling. The local culture bears Ottoman, Persian, Greek and Slavic influences, and Bulgarians take great pride in their traditions.    more ...

Just How Dangerous Is Life As An Expat In Bulgaria?

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Life in Bulgaria comes with plenty of benefits such as a stable economy, good employment opportunities, a pleasant climate, natural beauty and a relaxed way of life. As a result, most major cities and towns in Bulgaria have significant expat communities. Bulgaria also has a reputation of being a peaceful country where wars have not occurred in many years, natural disasters are not commonplace, and where the local population is friendly and welcom ...    more ...

Expats Love Living In Bulgaria, Find Out Why!

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There’s little not to like about living in Bulgaria. The climate is moderate and pleasant all year round. Natural wonders abound in the region and the Bulgarian landscape is decorated with numerous rivers, valleys, cave formations and lakes. The local population is friendly and welcoming, the cost of living is affordable, and the country’s economy enjoys stability.

If that hasn't already persuaded you, here is an overview of why expats si ...    more ...

A Few Tips For Expats Driving In Bulgaria

Driving in Bulgaria can be a daunting experience for those unaccustomed to it. But expats can easily overcome this by paying attention to the road and sticking to the traffic rules.

Expats can use their foreign driving licenses, provided they are still valid. However, it is also necessary to have an International Driving Permit. The same rules apply for foreign license holders from EU and non-EU countries. Those who intend to extend their sta ...    more ...

A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In Bulgaria

For most people, Bulgaria isn't the most well-known of countries. Needless to say, this is not because the country lacks natural beauty, history, culture, industry, or infrastructure. The Republic of Bulgaria, as it is officially known, is a thriving, modern, democratic country in south-eastern Europe, and if this is to be your home for a few years, there is plenty for you to look forward to.

When it comes to religion, Bulgaria is similar to m ...    more ...

5 Things You Should Do When Living In Bulgaria (And 1 You Definitely Shouldn't)

Bulgaria’s rolling mountain ranges, spectacular beaches and historic towns attract a steady stream of visitors and expats. Bulgaria is a unique country with many benefits. Its proximity to many other countries allows for convenient travel. Bulgarian cuisine is delicious and healthy, and the people are often warm and generous. The country is often regarded as a photographer’s paradise because of the many interesting places to see and things to ...    more ...

5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Bulgaria

Expats move to Bulgaria for various reasons such as work or retirement. There are also those who make the move for the purpose of leisure, Bulgaria being a country with a beautiful natural habitat, seaside resorts and attractive cities. Other reasons include a more affordable cost of living and economically priced real estate in comparison to western countries. While moving to Bulgaria has been a fulfilling experience for many, there may be poten ...    more ...

Doing Business in Bulgaria (With a Chainsaw)

I'd bought 8 houses in this village 80 minutes drive from city Sofia. The agent takes me to meet our new local security guy who will also be foreman of the five men who will clean up the houses & gardens. Mico. Huge, square, ugly & scary. Ex paratroop sergeant. Looks a real b*****d. Very glad I'm not working for him. I agree to pay for a large chainsaw - over 400 euros.

3 weeks later - agent collects me from my hotel in city Sofia. Really smal ...    more ...

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