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Download the First ‘Sofia: Quality of Life’ Guide by Sofia Municipality



To help those who consider settling down and explore business opportunities in Sofia, Innovative Sofia, the Digitalization, Innovation and Economic Development department of Sofia Municipality published the first Sofia: Quality of Life guide. 

In this step-by-step guide, you will find everything you need to know before you move: cost of living, study and work options, weather, leisure, culture and tourism opportunities, as well as how to find a home, how to register a bank account, how to travel across the city and explore Sofia as a local, and even a list of useful words and phrases.


Here are some reasons why living in Sofia sounds like a great idea!

  • Expats rank Bulgaria 1st in the world in terms of cost of living. 
  • Bulgaria ranks 6th in the “Finding Friends” and 7th in the “Feeling at Home” indicators. 
  • 91% of expats are happy with their costs in Bulgaria.
  • Sofia ranks 28th out of over 400 cities and regions worldwide in English proficiency. The most commonly spoken languages are English, German and Russian.
  • Sofia ranks 27th of concentration of knowledge-intensive jobs among 278 European regions.
  • 10.1 % of the working age population in Sofia is employed in Brain Business Jobs, which is more than twice the national average and higher than the European average 6.3%.


Download Sofia: Quality of Life now!