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Romania is known for it’s beautiful and diverse natural landscape. It boasts of breathtaking beaches on the Black Sea, deep forests, rich farmlands and the awe-inspiring Carpathian Mountains. The countryside is also dotted with a number of charming rustic medieval villages which still reside in the shadows of great Gothic castles. So, while the country is certainly much grittier, earthier and poorer than it’s western European counterparts, it still has much to offer. This is certainly true for expats who appreciate history and an outdoors lifestyle (hiking, biking, backpacking, camping). Romania is also generally safe (with the exception of some areas in Bucharest) and most of the population speaks at least some English. Navigating, shopping retail and doing business is generally not overly difficult for the visiting expatriate.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Romania

expatarrivals-romania      numbeo-romania     kwintessential-romania    

internations-romania     everyculture-omania      romania-insider

Cost of Living

Cost of living

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

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Romania

xpatulator-romania     expatarrivals-romania     numbeo-romania

numbeo-bucharest      romaniaexperience-bucharest       expatistan-bucharest



Some features of Romania’s climate are typical of central Europe. Having distinct seasons, hot summers and long cold winters with snow falling throughout the country from December to March. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with May and June being the rainiest. The average annual temperatures in summer range from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius and in winter fall between 0 and 5 degrees Celsius with some areas of the country falling far below zero.

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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 Romanian 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     Nine O’clock