History / Basics
Located in the southeast part of the Balkans, Bulgaria has a diverse topography. The north of the country is dominated by the vast lowlands of the Danube Plain with the river Danube defining the border with neighbouring Romania. The south of the country, by contrast, is dominated by highlands and elevated plains while, in the east, the Black Sea coast attracts tourists all year round.
The most important sectors of Bulgaria’s economy in 2014 were industry (23.5 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (21.3 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (13.2 %).
Bulgaria’s main export partners are Germany, Turkey and Italy while its main import partners are Russia, Germany and Italy.
Geographical size: 111 002 km²
Population: 7 245 677 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 1.4 % (2014)
Official EU language(s): Bulgarian
Currency: Bulgarian lev BGN
Almost all job-sites for the Bulgarian market are also available in English! Start your job searching with the following list of Bulgarian job-sites:
www.jobtiger.bg – On this site you can brows through job offers and various courses in Bulgaria or learn how to be a successful applicant.
www.jobs.bg – A portal for jobs and courses with advanced option to search by specific work location, job type, category, career level etc.
www.econ.bg – Economic portal with updated ads for work in the field of economics. The site also includes links to publications for economics students.
www.bisclub.org – Club Business is a site for those who work or want to work in the fields of economics and business management.
www.careersinbulgaria.eu : Careers in Bulgaria is your source for jobs in Bulgaria. Through our website you will find the best jobs of international employers with vacancies in Sofia and elsewhere in Bulgaria.
Accommodation / Mobile / Tax Registration
There are two main types of housing environments in the country: street district and housing complexes. You may like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.
- Imot.bg: Imot.bg is chock full of real estate options.
- Pochivka.bg: You can often find some good prices on this site. You will need to translate it though if you don’t speak Bulgarian.
- BG Stay: BG Stay is a good site with short term and long term housing options (although their specialty is short term).
http://www.bulgarianproperties.com/rental-properties-in-sofia.html – Sofia is one of the most sought after locations in Bulgaria when it comes to renting an apartment.
https://www.justlanded.com/english/Bulgaria/Housing-Rentals – Read guide to room and flat rental.
http://www.bulgariaski.com/borovets/hotels – Online portal for self-catered apartments and holiday villas.
http://www.bulgaria-hotels.com – Hotels in Bulgaria – book online 500 hotels in Bulgaria.
https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/rentals/bulgaria/r1046 – Bed and breakfasts Bulgaria Holidays,self catering holiday apartment and Algarve villa rentals, farmhouse accommodation and private villas in Bulgaria.
http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-sofia/room-for-rent-student – Rooms for rent for students and Erasmus in Sofia, Bulgaria. Shared flats and roommates.