How to Live in Bulgaria as a Digital Nomad? – Cheap and Beautiful!

how to live in bulgaria as a digital nomad

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Today I published a videoblog called, “How to Live in Bulgaria as a Digital Nomad?” In the video, you can see my life in Bulgaria. It shows some benefits of being a digital nomad and earning money online.

You have a freedom to travel around the world. You can live in cheap places that are still amazing and would cost a lot in your home country.

How to Live in Bulgaria as a Digital Nomad? – Video Blog

Is Bulgaria a Good Place to Live?

People ask questions like, “Is it cheap to live in Bulgaria? How much does it cost to live in Bulgaria? Is Bulgaria safe? Is Bulgaria in the EU?”

Based on my experience and what I have discussed with many other people, I have come to a following conclusion.

Bulgaria is a much better place to live for a foreigner than its reputation.

Bulgaria is a cheap place but still there many great things: delicious food, beautiful women, relaxing nature with mountains and much more.

Yes, Bulgaria is an Eastern European country and the country isn’t as highly developed as some countries in the Western Europe but it has its own benefits. For people who make money online (like myself) living in Bulgaria is way cheaper than living in expensive countries like Switzerland or Norway.

The Weather in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is also located better, in my opinion than Nordic countries. I have lived  the most of my life so far in my home country Finland where the most of the year is pretty cold. The Autumn and Winter are pretty tough if you know what I’m talking about! 😉

In Bulgaria you have a comfortable Autumn weather even now in November. It’s around 10-15 degrees during the day and the sun stays much longer than in the North. Of course, Spring and Summer are even warmer and more bright.

The nature in Bulgaria
Bulgaria has a beautiful nature and mountains.

Cost of Living in Bulgaria

In the video I explained the cost of living more in detail but here are some guidelines that will give you an idea.


  • Apartment from AirBnb: 250-550€/month
  • For shorter stay: Apartment in Sofia for +25€/night
  • Own 1-room apartment from Sunny Beach: +25,000€


  • TAXI:
  • 3,5KM = 2€
  • 5KM = ~4€
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Is a Famous Landmark in Sofia
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Is a Famous Landmark in Sofia
  • 200km ~5€


  • Depends a lot where you are but in general very cheap.
  • Full lunch for two: ~10€
  • (Buffet) Breakfast, lunch + dinner in a restaurant of a 5-star hotel in total: 20€


  • Banana: 1€ /kg
  • Tomato: ~1-1,5€/kg
  • Milk: ~1€/liter
  • High-quality minced meat (beef): 4-5€/kg
  • High-quality Chicken filee: 4-5€/kg
  • Normal Chicken: 1-2€/kg

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You can check out the video below where I visit in a Bulgarian supermarket:

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I had seen people on the Internet who make money online. Some of them made even +$10,000/month and it seemed pretty amazing. My mentor Nathaniell Brenes explained that he started looking for opportunities while he was living in China. The idea of earning dollars on the Internet while living in a cheap country sounded exciting.

He found an opportunity, started working on it and exceeded all his goals. Then he started teaching also other people how they could earn money on the Internet. I landed on his blog one day in 2015 and started studying what he was doing.

He introduced me to a website and a training center called Wealthy Affiliate. He explained that their training had helped him step-by-step to make money on the Internet. I was a bit skeptical but I knew that Nathaniell and other people inside the community were making good money with their websites.

Living in Bulgaria
The view from my balcony. Living in Bulgaria isn’t that bad, huh? 😉

One 20-year-old man in Wealthy Affiliate made big money online by writing a blog about computers and all the equipment. One lady started a mom blog and she has earned very well. I realized that there were numerous ways to make money online.

I went through WA training and put it powerfully into action. Nowadays I can say that I am officially a “digital nomad” and I make my living on the Internet. I would like to help you as well. Click the link below to get started.

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What are your experiences with Bulgaria?

Would you like to learn to become a “digital nomad” as well?

Let’s discuss in the comments below! 🙂

Also, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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By Roope Kiuttu

Hello! I am Roope "Robert" Kiuttu, the founder and owner of I created this website back in 2015 to help you to make money online. You can ask me anything and I'll be happy to help you out. I help people daily to make more money online and I love seeing people succeeding. If you want to get my 1-on-1 support and help to make money online as well, get started HERE.


  1. My question is about the people and more so how socia they are. Is it easy to interact and socialize and more so when you are of a different race.

  2. When I already have enough money I will never forget to visit this place, Thanks for sharing us this, it feels like we explore Bulgaria too. I promised that I will put this on my bucket list. It really looks to peaceful place and looks perfect for mountain climbing and adventure. If you want to explore the world I highly recommend you to visit the Philippines It was really great, the surroundings are great the people has a great hospitality their Boracay and El nido is so breath taking.

      1. Wow really?! Then welcome to the Philippines in advance :-). Like Bulgaria, Philippines is also great place to live in for a digital nomad. We also have amazing places here specially those that are discovered, but yet to become popular. Living here is really affordable specially if you’re a foreigner from a place where the currency is higher. I just cannot vouch for the quality and speed of the internet connections here because, according to my knowledge,we have the slowest, yet the mos expensive internet connection. I just don’t know exactly if it’s in Asia or in the whole world.

        1. Thank you very much!

          Yeah, I’ve also heard that the Internet isn’t very fast in the Philippines. I’ll see how it will affect my work but I’m quite convinced that I can figure it out somehow. If it’s too slow I can always change the country.

          I must visit those tropical beaches in the Philippines. Some of them are pretty famous like Palawan, for example.

  3. I guess you must be having a good time living in Bulgaria and with the review of how things work there, which you did, I have to admit that it is top on my list of countries that I would consider, if I would want to travel out of my current location.

    1. Yes, I can recommend Bulgaria based on my own and other people’s experiences. The prices are cheap, the weather is great and the location isn’t bad either. So, there isn’t much to complain here 🙂

      1. I’m already looking forward to traveling to this part of the world and hopefully, I would get to see you and have a glass of wine together. I’ve learnt so much join this site and I appreciate so much.

        1. That would be great 😀

          However, I’m going to move forward after one month. I’ll go to Macedonia for a week in the end of this year. Then to Turkey for 1,5 months. Then to UAE for some time and probably from UAE I’ll fly to Asia.

  4. I love the background of your place Roope, just like here at home we are near mountain and the air is cold every evening. Its nice to visit Bulgaria and good thing you gave us some tips and information on that place. Maybe next year me and my family will stay in Bulgaria for 2 weeks vacation and I’ll start saving money today.

    1. Wow that sounds good. In which city are you planning to visit?

      There were also beautiful mountains in Austria were I was living for a year. However, I didn’t have a balcony in my apartment so I couldn’t fully enjoy the views. This place is much better 😉

  5. I’ve always kind of dreamed about doing something like. The idea of moving to a country where the cost of living is inexpensive and being able to cover most or all of living expenses through online revenue fairly easily is pretty enticing.

    1. That’s true. Now I’m going to travel from one country to another and my living costs are way much cheaper than in my home country. I mean, why would I just stay in one place? I want to explore more and learn more 😉

  6. This is definitely good article for anyone looking to settle down in Bulgaria. I love how you took time in laying down the tips that are going to be considered for the interested person. The housing information, transportation and feeding data are going to be so helpful in one making his final decision in moving or not moving to Bulgaria.

  7. Thanks for the great breakdown. I’ve actually worked with some strangers from Bulgaria before through chat so I have a bit of an idea of how they feel about their location. Surprisingly, as I’ve learned from your report, the prices are very similar there to where I live. I actually prefer living in places like that because the prices are a lot more practical and I have more allowance to move and decide according to what I want instead of having to be tied by the expenses.

    1. That’s true. In Bulgaria the weather and prices are better than in my home country Finland. So I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t stay in a cheap country like this 😀

  8. I live in Nepal. based on today’s exchange rate I need 122.81 Nepalese Rupee to exchange into one euro. Therefore, paying 250-550 as one-month accommodation fee is really expensive for me at this moment. I need to earn a lot of money if I want to live in this country.

    1. That’s interesting. How much does a typical 1- or 2-room apartment cost in Nepal?

      I don’t know almost anything about your country yet but I’m interested in knowing more. Who knows if I would live there for a while :). Is living in Nepal safe for a foreigner? Is it possible to get a fast Internet connection in Nepal?

    2. I’m curious about this too. Any advice on what the experience of living in Nepal might be like for a foreigner as opposed to a European country?

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