Bulgaria’s culture has foundations built on strong social connection, which makes relocation easy for non-natives. It is no surprise why so many people are relocating to Bulgaria.
Alongside its tourist attractions, Bulgaria is transforming into one of the digital and technological capitals of Europe, with no signs of slowing down. Bulgaria also has the lowest cost of living of almost anywhere in Europe.
Located within the south-eastern tip of Europe, neighboring Romania to the north and Greece and Turkey to the south, you have a land steeped with history, swooping mountain ranges and costal paradises.In the past few decades, Bulgaria has developed into a leading tourist destination for both summer sun seekers and alpine winter sports enthusiasts. The Bulgarian countryside is beautiful and unspoiled. The wines and food are excellent and if you want some culture, there are plenty of monasteries hidden in the mountains where you can hide away from the dynamics of the city and reflect on life.
The Bulgarian diet is mainly based on dairy and meat. However, even if you have food intolerances, or you’re vegetarian/vegan you still have many options. Bulgarian vegetables are very tasty and fresh. Bulgaria also has traditions in wine making which have given the country world-wide reputation.
- Close to major European hubs
- Income tax is 10%
- Excellent climate
- Rich history
- Diverse culture
- EU member since 2007
- Authentic Bulgarian cuisine
- Friendly people
- Low cost of living
- Folklore, film and theater festivals
- Dynamic nightlife
- Seaside and mountain tourist resorts
- Mild spring
- Dry and hot summer
- Long and pleasant autumn
- Relatively mild winter
- Area: 111,000 km2
- Population: 7.1 million
- Language: Bulgarian
- Time zone: EET – Eastern European Time
- The currency of Bulgaria is called the lev or leva (plural).
- 1 Euro = 1.95 BGN
- 1 USD = 1.69 BGN
- 1 GBP = 2.22 BGN
Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. In 2015, Forbes listed Sofia as one of the top 10 places in the world to launch a startup business, because of the low corporate tax (10%), the fast internet connection speed available – one of the fastest in the world, and the presence of several investment funds. The city has a population of 1,250,000.
- 2200 Sutherland team members
- Three office locations
- Major European BPO and IT hub
- Bulgaria’s capital and largest city
- Multinational environment
- Close to main ski resorts
If you enjoy local seafood set on a beautiful coastline Burgas will be the perfect place for you. Burgas is an important industrial center in Bulgaria, and the city also invests considerable resources in tourism. In the past couple of years it has been voted as the best city in Bulgaria to live in.
- 350 Sutherland team members
- Office with a beautiful sea view
- Voted the best city in Bulgaria to live in
- Close to main sea resorts
- Summer festivals
- The largest oil refinery in South-eastern Europe
Today Varna is the main port for both naval and commercial shipping and it has a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The city’s peculiar sea charm is sublime and moving. Ancient, medieval, renaissance and modern cultures mingle and coexist in the city.
- 300 Sutherland team members
- Office located in the heart of the business district
- Sea capital of Bulgaria
- European Youth Capital in 2017
- Cosmopolitan atmosphere
- Impressive night life
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria, situated on the two banks of the largest river in the country – Maritsa. The city has historically developed on seven syenite hills and because of that it is often referred in Bulgarian as “The City of the Seven Hills”.
- 100 Sutherland team members
- Office located next to the biggest shopping center in the city
- A major industrial, commercial and financial center
- One of the country’s fastest growing economies
- European Capital of Culture 2019
- Cultural events, museums, galleries
We want to make sure you are safe and comfortable from the first day of your relocation. That is why we have a buddy assigned to you who can help answer your questions. Your buddy waits for you at the airport and accompanies you to your hotel. For the first weeks of your stay we grant you housing where you can start feeling at home.
Company apartment or hotel for 2 weeks upon your arrival
Buddy program – especially created for welcoming new hires coming from abroad
Visa | Work permit
Citizens of the following countries do not need visa to enter Bulgaria: European Union member states, member states of European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), Switzerland, UK, Canada, USA, Mexico, and Australia.
Only a valid passport is required to enter the country for 90 days. All visitors are required to register with the regional passport office for foreigners or the police within 48 hours after their arrival. Your hotel will be able to take care of this, but you’ll be asked to leave your passport with them for some minutes.
After the first 90 days in the country you will need a document for prolonged stay which can be obtained at the main passport office located on 48 Maria Luiza Blvd.
You will need the following documents:
Work contract and rental agreement or
Health Insurance card and debit/credit card
Application form (we will assist)
Average Prices in Bulgaria
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||472.99 BGN||300.00 – 600.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||1.60 BGN||1.60 – 1.60|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||30.00 BGN||30.00 – 50.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||0.80 BGN||0.70 – 1.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||1.27 BGN||1.13 – 1.43|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||41.99 BGN||30.00 – 50.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||10.00 BGN|
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||10.00 BGN||7.00 – 14.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||40.00 BGN||30.00 – 50.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||2.00 BGN||2.00 – 3.50|
|Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle)||2.00 BGN||2.00 – 3.50|
|Cappuccino (regular)||1.94 BGN||1.50 – 2.50|
|Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle)||1.52 BGN||1.00 – 2.00|
|Water (11.2 oz small bottle)||0.91 BGN||0.60 – 1.50|