Moving to Bucharest
Are you thinking of moving to Bucharest? It’s the capital city of Romania and is home to around two million people.The city is nicknamed Micul Paris, or Little Paris and has its fair share of trendy cafés and bars.
The cost of living in the city is lower than many Western cities and is cheaper than its neighbours such as Poland, Hungary and the Czech republic. Probably an expats largest expense will be in accommodation. Most expat employment in Bucharest can be found in engineering and construction, finance, IT and communications.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Bucharest
Most expats moving to Bucharest will probably choose to rent an apartment; employers will often help with finding suitable housing. Rent is paid on a monthly basis and will usually include basic utilities.
It is possible for expats to buy a property in Romania but they are not allowed to own land unless they are an EU citizen. Purchasing an apartment a simple process, but expats would be advised to enlist the help of an English-speaking estate agent. The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.whitemountain.ro/
Schools if moving to Bucharest
The standard of education is generally adequate but most expats choose to educate their children in an international school, which offers a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB). This can also help family’s make contact with other expats living in the area and allow English children to build friendships with other English-speaking children.
The following site has a selection of international schools: http://www.moveoneinc.com/expateye/bucharest/schools/
Local Information if moving to Bucharest
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com/romania/banking-money-and-taxes-in-romania
Travel if moving to Bucharest
Transport in Bucharest is comprehensive, the city has a metro system, trolleybuses, trams and a light railway and plentiful bus routes.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Bucharest
The official currency is the new leu, which is equal to 10,000 old lei. Expats should note that the old leu is no longer in circulation. ATM’s are available and larger shops will accept Visa and MasterCard.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
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