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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

While Moldova has distinguished itself as Europe’s poorest country, it does offer benefits to its international community, particularly the more adventurous types. It’s natural environment (expansive forests and hills) is still generally unspoiled and unexploited with the exception of nicely manicured vineyards dotting the landscape. Chisinau, the capital, offers the expat community most of the amenities they would expect in a European city including fine dining options, charming outdoor cafes, shopping malls and fine cultural and art institutions. Moldova is a relatively safe country and most locals understand basic English. This makes navigation and retail shopping generally unproblematic for the expat.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle on Moldova

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

Moldova is a cheap destination for the western expatriate. Indeed, according to Xpatulator,com’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Macedonia is significantly lower than the international average. This becomes quite apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services including housing accommodations and furnishings, healthcare, transport, an Internet plan, groceries, alcohol and restaurant meals. The teaching international should be able to both enjoy a high standard of living in Moldova as well as put away money for future use.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Moldova

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Climate

Climate

Moldova’s climate is temperate continental where the four seasons of the year are clearly defined. In summer, it is warm and long with temperatures averaging between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius and occasionally rising to 40 degrees Celsius. Long dry spells are not uncommon although the heaviest rainfall occurs in July and this can cause flash flooding. In the winter it is cold and dry with temperatures of between -4 and -7 degrees Celsius, often falling below – 10 degrees.. Spring and Autumn are short but pleasant with spring temperatures ranging between 5 degrees in March, rising to 20 degrees in May. Autumn temperatures start dropping from  20 degrees in September to about 5 degrees in November.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

The Republic of Moldova is actively pursuing EU membership, however it is still a long way from becoming an official candidate country. The EU currently advises: ” Foreign citizens and stateless persons undertake their labor activity in the Republic of Moldova on the basis of residence permit for employment.”  Permits are issued by the National Agency for Employment further details are available from the Moldova Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Further information is available from the  Visa HQ website, just select your citizenship and they will provide you with a list of requirements

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are 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 


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