Romania - the ERE country

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Its great to hear that things are going well with you. I would like to be able to visit Romania and the region around it for an extended vacation. I live near Chicago and find it quite nice, and not that expensive, but some parts of "supermodern" civilization are somewhat annoying. To be honest, much of the US seems to be trying to live in the 1960's, so I don't see it as modern.

I think there is more freedom and opportunity in Europe at the moment, but most people can find a satisfying life either here or there.

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Sky, thanks! It's amazing how long time it has been since I started this post and how far along my ERE journey I am now. While I no longer crave the ERE lifestyle, I really want to get a sabbatical. Next year I will it will be 20 years in the work force and it's a good time to celebrate with a year off.

Bigato,

Long time no see, I need to get up to speed on your story. You were pretty active back when I was following the forums 6 - 7 years ago. How are things going for you?

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Re: Romania - the ERE country

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Is Romania welcoming of immigrants?

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Hey Daniel! As it was in your case, life happened and that led me away from the forums and from ere itself for quite a while. But I'm back since about the end of 2018 or so, and planning to quit the job in 2021! :)

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FIRE 2018 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Is Romania welcoming of immigrants?
Sorry for late reply.

Yes, we are welcoming as a people, however the laws are like anywhere in Europe, you have to go through a lot of hoops to get a resident visa or a work permit.
Romania is loosing population fast, because a lot of Romanians have emigrated to western Europe and the birth rate is lower than the death rate.

However, it remains one of the cheapest countries in Europe from a cost of living perspective. For example a brand new house with 1300 sf, and 5000 sf lot, 30 minutes from Bucharest is about $110K - $130K. A one bedroom flat in Buchrest in a good area near metro is $60k - $70k. In Bucharest, rents are $300 - $500 for a studio / 2-bedroom apartment (500 sf) in a good area.

I have an american friend whom I want to persuade to move to Romania for a year, document his experience and if he likes it, create a business advising other Americans to follow suit. :)

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bigato wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Hey Daniel! As it was in your case, life happened and that led me away from the forums and from ere itself for quite a while. But I'm back since about the end of 2018 or so, and planning to quit the job in 2021! :)
Wow! Nice, I hope your dream will be fulfilled in 2021!

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