Working in Bulgaria has become more and more popular for many foreigners with different skills. Since the country joined the EU in 2007, it is less restrictive for citizens of other EU countries to work in Bulgaria. After that change, Bulgaria has started to become a popular country for companies to outsource their business due to its cheap yet qualified workforce and low taxes. For the locals it can be difficult to find work due to the relatively high unemployment rate. However, for expats with special skills in their field (e.g. IT) and a foreign language, there are some opportunities especially in multinational companies.
Living costs remain low and Bulgaria can be a very affordable place to live. The tax rate is very low compared to other EU nations, since all individual are subject to a flat tax rate of 10%. The average salary in Bulgaria is about 1123 Bulgarian Levs, which is approximately 572 euros.
Some other benefits in living in Bulgaria include its varying geographical features: the coast line along the Black Sea, beaches, picturesque countryside, the climate and most importantly the friendly people who welcome foreigners with open arms. In Bulgaria you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with lots of different activities for the free-time, skiing, sunny beaches, mountain views etc. There is also a growing community of expats living in its borders, with lots of opportunities to find new international friends!