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Bulgaria > Health


What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats Living In Bulgaria?

Monday October 21, 2019 (19:21:57)

If you are an expat in Bulgaria and you are chronically ill, your treatment options and healthcare expenses will depend on your level of health insurance. As an expat, you’ll be able to sign up for the national system as long as you are paying contributions into it, which will be deducted from your salary if you are working in the country. Bulgaria currently has in place a national program for the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases, running from 2014-2020.   more ...

Bulgaria > Health


What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Bulgaria?

Monday October 21, 2019 (19:07:08)

As an expat, the quality of healthcare that you will find in Bulgaria will depend on whether you are accessing the public sector care or if you have taken out private health insurance, and in addition, which region of the country you are based in.   more ...

Bulgaria > Financial


What Banking Options Are Available For Expats In Bulgaria?

Thursday August 08, 2019 (10:38:10)

After the banking crisis in Balkans in the mid-1990s, a Banking Consolidation Company was set up in 1996 in order to restructure and consolidate Bulgaria’s banking sector.   more ...

Bulgaria > Education


How To Find The Right International School For Your Child In Sofia

Thursday January 24, 2019 (21:12:24)

Bulgaria (and the city of Sofia in particular) accommodates the influx of expat families from Western Europe and the US by providing a variety international schools. Curriculums on offer are from the United States, Britain and France. Bulgaria has seven International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools, all of which are authorised to teach the IB Diploma; six out of seven of these institutions teach in English. There are also two French lycées (high schools) overseen by the Agency for French Education Abroad. Other accrediting bodies include the Council of International Schools (CoIS), the New England Association of Schools and Coll eges (NEASC), and the Council of British International Schools.   more ...

Bulgaria > Property


How To Obtain Planning Permission In Bulgaria

Thursday December 20, 2018 (21:31:44)

At first glance, Bulgaria is a tempting place to buy a property to live in or as an investment. You can get a lot for your money and there are plenty of dilapidated, crumbling houses you can pick up for a low cost. However, before you change your job title to International Property Developer, you do need to know about the hoops you’ll need to jump through in order to bring the property to a reasonable standard or build a new house on a plot of land.   more ...

Bulgaria > Working


Setting Up A Business In Bulgaria

Thursday November 01, 2018 (14:33:25)

Many people associate Bulgaria simply with fun in the sun. It’s not the first country that comes to mind when considering setting up a business abroad – and that’s a real shame. In the recent years, Bulgaria has become a sound choice for opening a business. Let’s have a look at some of the main advantages of operating out of Bulgaria.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living


An Expat Guide To Energy Suppliers In Bulgaria

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (12:33:39)

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 ...

Bulgaria > Property


Renovating A Rural Property In Bulgaria

Wednesday February 21, 2018 (11:34:12)

Moving to a new house comes with a lot of strain and pressure, more so if you have set out to turn an old dilapidated building into your dream home. Many people dream of revamping an old farmhouse and turning it into a beautiful home. In Bulgaria, not only is the cost of rural property low, but labor is also cheap; a Bulgarian builder earns about a third of what a UK builder will ask for.   more ...

Bulgaria > Links


Bulgaria - Recommended Expat Blogs

Tuesday June 20, 2017 (14:17:02)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Bulgaria and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living


Ten Reasons You Should Consider Bulgaria As Your Next Expat Home

Friday May 05, 2017 (17:30:04)
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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 investment in Bulgaria because of its strategic location in Europe, its low living costs and its scenic natural beauty.   more ...

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