Moving to Timisoara
If you are thinking of moving to Timisoara it is Romania’s third largest city and one of the most attractive urban areas. Situated in western Romania, it has a university and a strong industrial centre. It is often called the small Vienna, because the architecture is very similar. Almost everyone under 40 will understand English in the city, so expats should have no problems making them selves understood.
Probably an expats largest expense will be in accommodation. Most expat employment in Timişoara can be found in engineering and construction, finance, IT and communications.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Timisoara
Most expats moving to Timişoara 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 EU citizens. 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: Property Portal
Schools if moving to Timisoara
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: Schools Portal
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Timisoara
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: Banking & Tax Information
Travel if you are thinking of moving to Timisoara
Timişoara is served by Romania’s second largest airport, Traian Vuia International, which is approximately 10 km from the city centre. The centre of Timişoara is relatively compact so walking is always a good option. The city has an excellent transport system including trolleybuses, trams and buses. There is no shortage of taxis and you can reach any point in Timisoara by paying a fee of 10-20 Lei. It is advisable not to travel by private taxis. The following local taxi companies are all licenced – Tudo, Radio, Timisoara, Autogenn, Fan or Prompt.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Timisoara
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.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign-Exchange Portal
European Removals If Moving To Timisoara
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