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Bulgarian 84.5%, Turkish 9.6%, Roma 4.1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

Tax Authority:

National Revenue Agency -

Social Security:

National Social Security Institute -

Social Security & Tax System:

Romania's individual income tax rates in 2009 are flat at 10%.
The amount deducted is 12.3% of the gross salary at the follow amounts:            

- Health: 2.1%

- Pension insurance fund: 8% 
- Sickness insurance fund: 1.2% 
- Unemployment fund: 1%

Average Monthly Rent:


Room in a shared flat €100-150 per month
Studio €150-180 per month
1 bedroom apartment €200-280 per month
2 bedrooms apartment €250-500 per month
3-4 bedrooms apartment €480-750 per month



Most of the houses in Bulgaria are owner-occupied. Prices will depend on demand conditions, size of the accommodation rented and geographic location.
It is advisable to use the services of an estate agency in addition to newspapers specializing in classified ads.

Opening a bank account in Bulgaria:

To open a bank account in Bulgaria you will need a passport, a proof of residence in Bulgaria and you will have to make an initial deposit. You can open your account in Euro or in Lev or one of each.