Destination in the spotlight: Bucharest

Why remote workers choose Bucharest

You don’t hear digital nomads promote Romania a lot, although they should. Especially Bucharest. The capital is one of the famous destinations for remote workers, and rightly so. If you are still looking for your next digital nomad adventure, keep on reading. I promise you, afterwards you will be considering Bucharest and hunker to visit Romania.

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Cost of living

Bucharest is also known as one of the cheapest European capitals. Housing is affordable and pretty easy to find. Food and drinks are also cheaper than in other popular European cities. And although it is part of the EU, Romania has its own currency, the Leu. You should exchange your money once you arrive. Credit cards are accepted, but it is always better to carry some cash as lots of restaurants and bars won’t accept payments with credit cards.

The cheap cost of living is one of the many reasons why Bucharest attracts lots of digital nomads and remote workers.

Fast internet

The internet here is incredibly fast. This is a dream for remote workers. Not only is it fast, it is also very affordable. The Internet in Bucharest will cost you as much as €8 for a month. Not many countries can compete with this! This is a dream for digital nomads as all you need is your laptop and some fast internet.

Coworkings

If you like to work in coworkings and connect with others while doing your job, you are lucky! You will find a ton of coworkings in Bucharest. This is once again, super cheap. Renting a desk in a coworking space will cost you around €5 a day. This is the perfect place to focus, connect and work, while enjoying all the facilities. 

On the other hand, you can also get some work done in a café. There are plenty of these as well, where you can use their (fast)  internet and drink some coffees. 

Most coworkings organize events too. So, don’t forget to sign up for the meetups and start networking. It has never been this easy.

Easy travel

Travelling around Romania is easy peasy lemon squeezy. As, once again, it is cheap and simple. You can choose to explore more of Romania or travel across the border to somewhere else! Public transportation is super well connected in Bucharest. Trains and buses have good infrastructure. Flights in and out of the country will cost you around €50 or less (if you travel within Europe). The world really opens up if you can travel for this budget!

Digital Nomad Visa

More and more countries are offering digital nomad visas, they all want to attract people to live and work remotely. However, in many countries these digital nomad visas are expensive.

Reportedly, Romania wants to offer a digital nomad visa soon, which will be more accessible! That is some good news.

Buzzing nightlife

Besides working, you have to enjoy life and relax. Therefore, the nightlife in Bucharest is buzzing and you won’t be bored! It is a city full of young entrepreneurs. The city really rewards people that spend some time here and discover the city, which makes it perfect for remote workers. Go out and get to know others while partying.

Where to live as a remote worker in Bucharest

Armeneasca

Armeneasca is located in the old city centre of Bucharest. Here, you can really soak up the Balkan atmosphere. You will find museums here such as Theodor Pallady Museum. The houses here are low rise and are surrounded by gardens and vineyards. This is ideal for strolling around on the weekends or early in the morning.

The streets are built of cobblestone and are at it’s prettiest in fall when all the trees leave their leaves and the streets turn golden and brown

You can sit at your balcony and watch over this part of the city in this apartment. Doesn’t this sound like a dream? 

Lipscani

This neighbourhood, also located in the Old Town, is known for its pubs, bars and restaurants. If you want to party until the sun rises, this is your place to go at night. During the day this place is ideal for grabbing a coffee, sitting in a corner in a bistro restaurant or to visit some tiny souvenir shops.

Piata Romana

This is a trendy and cool neighbourhood, located next to the city centre. Here, you can visit lots of fashionable boutiques and shops and trendy cafes. On top of this, it also is home to lots of good restaurants and pubs. This neighbourhood has a good mix between students and business people.

Close to this neighbourhood, Globexs has an apartment called Bohemian. This name fits the neighbourhood as well. It is one of our favourite apartments and perfect for if you are still looking for accommodation in Bucharest. 

Gradina Icoanei

This neighbourhood offers beautifully arranged villas with a variety of architecture. The houses here are almost the only ones in the city that didn’t suffer damage from the post-Communist demolition in the 1980’s. This means that everything is as stunning as it was a century ago. On top of this, the area is super safe. Going out after sunset is no problem here.

How to meet other remote workers in Bucharest

Meeting other remote workers and digital nomads is not too hard in Bucharest. It has quite a big expat community.

Coworkings

One of the first things to do is join some coworking spaces. There are plenty in Bucharest and this is an easy way to get some work done while connecting with others. 

Most of the coworking spaces organize lots of events as well. This is a great way to get around and meet lots of people who are in the same boat as you.

Facebook groups

Join Facebook Groups! There are lots of them, with lots of members. These Facebook groups are created for digital nomads and remote workers and come in super handy. You can ask for advice here or ask to hang out with others. This is an easy way to stay up to date of all events as well.

Go out

Bucharest has a great nightlife, so, take advantage of this and go out. Grab some beers in a bar and get talking with people. This is a great way to get to know some locals as well as other digital nomads.

Find a hobby

Finding a hobby or subscribing to a gym, might help you to build up a social network. This is a great way to relax after work or on the weekends and connect with others at the same time. Ask around for some clubs or associations.

As you can read, this city is not only ideal for working, but also for enjoying life and what it has to offer. Meeting people won’t be the hardest part thanks to the many coworking spaces. In Bucharest everything is at your feet (and cheap) as a digital nomad. On top of all this, it is a beautiful city with lots of culture and lots to discover. 

Apartment rental Bucharest

Globexs offers a fine selection of furnished apartments for rent in Bucharest. The rental process is specifically designed for digital nomads: Fully furnished apartments, fast wifi, flexible contracts and no hassles.

Bucharest for digital nomads

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