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Bulgaria: Cost of Living 2009
How much does it cost to live in Bulgaria? Further to our most popular article, The Cost of Living 2008 , which has been read thousands and thousands of times since we published it in September of last year, we thought we would bring you an update on an basket of some items here in Bulgaria compared to those back in the UK, together with the real life monthly property and living costs of an expat couple living in the country on a permanent basis.
Bulgaria Property Owners: Rentals
It has recently been reported by Holiday Rentals that Bulgaria is the best destination in Europe for a self catering holiday. Apart from cheap property rentals, the cost of living is staggeringly low and won't make a dent in your visitors' holiday cash. More good news is that almost a quarter of all overseas holidays are taken in privately owned properties and more than 70% of these are booked online.
Expats and Money
Two thirds of expats feel that the economic situation in their new country of residence is better than in the UK. The figures released from Halifax International also reveal that one third of expats believe the value of their property abroad has remained the same since January last year.
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Looking to the Future: Pension Planning
‘Living the dream,’ the catchall for getting out of the UK rat race and emigrating to warmer climes is often a misnomer. Whilst expats to Bulgaria maintain that quality of life is certainly much improved by a move here, everyday reality soon returns once you have settled in and the country starts to feel like home. Most expats under retirement age have bills to pay and an income to earn, kids to enroll in school and medical issues to sort out, but one area that keeps getting pushed to the back of our minds, or worse still not even thought about is pension planning.
Financial Crisis: How are Bulgarians Doing?
The global financial crisis has not affected Bulgarian households, according to a recent report which has been issued on the financial situation of Bulgarians during the last quarter of 2008. The survey is by Bulgaria's Industry Watch and comprises data from the Bulgarian National Bank, the National Statistics Institute and the Financial Supervisory Commission, together with information from mutual and volunteer pension funds.
Creative Way to Buy Bulgaria Property: House Swap
If your dream is to start a new life in Bulgaria, but you feel you can’t get away because of the depressed UK housing market, or the fact that banks just aren’t lending like they used to then you need to consider a more creative way to buy your dream property in Bulgaria. We all know that there is a shortage of buyers out there for our UK property but this does not mean there is no way out; many people are exploring the concept of house swaps.
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