Bulgaria is a small but hospitable country which welcomes international business opportunities, tourism and a small but increasing number of foreign retirees. It has come a long way since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991! It became a member of NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

We are in the process of producing a series detailed guides about living, working or doing business in Bulgaria.

General guides about Bulgaria

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The Climate of Bulgaria

Although Bulgaria is not a huge country (at 110,994 square km), it does straddle several climate zones. Temperatures depend on ...
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Bulgaria – Facts & Figures

Bulgaria does not have a large percentage of foreign-born residents - in fact, it's one of the lowest in the ...
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Bulgaria’s Currency – the Bulgarian lev

The Bulgarian lev (which comes from the Bulgarian word for 'lion') was first introduced in 1881, and has since gone ...
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Public Holidays in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is an Orthodox Catholic country, but it doesn't celebrate the swathe of Saints' days that some other Catholic countries ...
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Books & media about Bulgaria

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Books about Bulgaria

Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Travel guides for Bulgaria Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria "Lonely ...
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Video tours of Bulgaria

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The law in Bulgaria: legal guides

Buying a Property in Bulgaria

Bulgarian property has long been a popular investment - but the law in Bulgaria can make the process confusing for ...
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Immigration & visas for Bulgaria

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Relocation to Bulgaria

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Living in Bulgaria

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The Internet in Bulgaria

Depending on where you are in Bulgaria, the internet can be surprisingly speedy or hair-pullingly slow. The popular expat city ...
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Religion in Bulgaria

Bulgaria, despite the post-war communists' oppression of religion, is largely a country of faith. Only an estimated one fifth of ...
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Drink & Drugs in Bulgaria

Drinking and smoking in Bulgaria is easy. Cigarettes are cheap (though you can't smoke indoors any more), and local beers, ...
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Insurance in Bulgaria

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Working in Bulgaria

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Business in Bulgaria

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Retiring to Bulgaria

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Property (real estate) in Bulgaria

Buying a Property in Bulgaria

Bulgarian property has long been a popular investment - but the law in Bulgaria can make the process confusing for ...
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Investment in Bulgaria

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Taxes in Bulgaria

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The use of trusts in Bulgaria

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