Romania is a relatively large country in Eastern Europe. The population is hovering around 20 million marks. It has been a member of the E.U. since 2007 which makes it easy for fellow E.U. citizens to enter once they have documents relating to the person’s identity, such as a valid passport or national identity card. Getting a job in Romania is not hard if you have a skill that is highly sought after or your requirements are a position of a specialist nature. It’s capital, the city of Bucharest, leads a modern charge for the case of working remotely.
What Is Working Remotely?
Working remotely has become increasingly popular in Romania and indeed all over the world in recent times. It essentially means the old fashioned way of work, traveling to and working from a set place has been cast aside. Remote workers can do their job and work-related activities whenever and wherever they choose. They can be flexible so they are can enjoy more time to pursue other activities at their leisure. As long as the job is getting done. People often consider working from home and working remotely to be the same. But while working remotely involves working away from the company head office permanently, working from home is usually seen as a stopgap measure, temporary while you have a break from the office. A luxury even. Let’s take a look at a few factors which could help your decision to set up in Romania.
Good Internet System
The internet system in Romania is relatively new. The fact Romania lagged behind its Western European counterparts served them in good stead eventually. It cost a lot for these countries to change copper cabling to optic fiber. However, as Romania was only just getting involved they managed to avoid all this. The technology sector received huge benefits from the boom in infrastructure. Nowadays, Romania is ranked highly for connection speed and it is very reliable. For remote working, with this internet and a good laptop combined, you have a great headstart in Romania.
Cost Of Living
As opposed to Western Europe, the cost of living can be pretty low. Essential goods can be cheap to buy. Supermarkets such as Carrefour and Cora are available if you are missing something from home. There are also many local markets around if you fancy something new, or trying your hand at some authentic Romanian dishes. Accommodation, same as anywhere, can be attuned to how much you are willing to pay. Rent in Bucharest is the most expensive, with costs falling in smaller cities or the countryside. There are always bargains around. Transportation is very cheap, and in the smaller cities, it is often easy to walk or bike around. While for the majority of people, salaries in Romania are known to fairly low. If you have a good job working remotely you should be able to live comfortably here.
There will come a time when you need a break from work. Fortunately, working remotely offers employees this opportunity more as opposed to being stuck behind a desk! Visitors are surprised by the natural beauty of Romania. If you like to explore this could be the place for you! In the countryside, villages untouched by modern advances give you a taste of looking into the past. There are 7 UNESCO world heritage sites located in Romania. From scenery ranging from forests to beaches to lakes, the country has it all. Skiers and snowboarders also have plenty of choice of slopes to hit. There are plenty of picturesque castles to visit, with the most infamous being Bran Castle. Located in Transylvania, it is referred to as Dracula’s castle after the fictional vampire character.
The Social Aspect
It’s no fun having all work and no play! Romanian people are very friendly and are always pleased to meet foreign visitors or ex-pats. The ex-pat community is still quite small so it can be exciting for Romanians to engage them. English is spoken throughout the country as it is taught in most schools. Most city dwellers will be able to talk to you, however, chances are slimmer if you venture into the countryside. The Romanian language is said to be one of the more basic languages to learn, so get learning and watch your popularity soar! Their food is said to be very tasty and mostly involves pork-based dishes. Romania is a very safe country. It has become quite popular for hosting art and music festivals so you will be spoilt for choice.