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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual Better Life Index, the quality of life in Slovakia is a mixed bag. While personal security and environmental quality are better than average, subjective well-being and health appear to be lagging. Of course, this study is more pertinent to the Slovak citizen than the visiting expatriate. Indeed, the country has much to offer the international community. It’s not nearly as touristy and laden with franchises as many of its western neighbors and it’s natural attractions like the Tatra and Carpathian mountain ranges and natural thermal springs are unspoiled. Outdoorsy expats will find ample opportunity for hiking, backpacking, camping and cross-country skiing through the dense forests of Slovakia. Also, those who enjoy history will be able to enjoy an almost innumerable number of old castles and ruins. Slovakia is safe country, easy to navigate and fairly uncomplicated for doing business and shopping retail. While English tends to be more commonly understood in Bratislava, it’s less so outside the city. It is suggested that expats learn at least some basic Slovak.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Serbia

expatarrivals-slovakia    oecd-slovak-republic    numbeo-slovakia    numbeo-bratislava    4expat

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Slovakia is good on the western expatriate’s budget. Indeed, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Slovakia is well below the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services in Slovakia such as a housing accommodation and furnishings, transport, healthcare, an Internet plan, groceries, restaurant meals and alcohol. Assuming that a teaching expat negotiates a fair remuneration with their new international school employer, they should be able to both live comfortably in Slovakia (fully exploiting all the wonderful things that it has to offer) as well as save some money.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Serbia

slovak-republic      xpatulator-slovakia     numbeo-slovakia      numbeo-bratislava

expatistan-bratislava     expatsblog-slovakia

Climate

Climate

There are distinct seasons in Slovakia each lasting around three months. Summer starts at the end of June and brings temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius and above, reaching a possible 40 degrees in July. Autumn is windy and wet and arrives at the end of September with temperatures of between 3 and 14 degrees Celsius. By the end of December winter has arrived with temperatures of – 5 to -10 degrees and snow. The mountain temperatures can be warmer with more sun. Spring arrives at the end of March with temperatures ranging from 9 to 17 degrees Celsius, but the weather during this time can be unstable.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

If you are a European Union National you have the entitlement to work in any European Union member country without needing to obtain a work permit. The only exception to this is if you are planning to work in Croatia where some restrictions can apply. However you should still investigate the consequences of working and the effect this will have on your benefits (health insurance, maternity/paternity, pensions, occupational accidents and diseases, death grants, unemployment, early retirement, family benefits), and the implications of where and how much tax you pay. The European Union offers this Tax advise at its Your Europe website. Once you have been in an EU country for more than 3 months you will be required to register your residence and obtain a residency permit.

If you are not a European Union National then you will require a work permit. The requirements for this often differ depending on your Nationality. For the latest up to date information for entry please visit the Slovakian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world is constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office     US State Department     BBC World News     Al Jazeera