Be a happy digital nomad and work remotely !

 

Live, travel and work remotely in Romania

Romania is the 3rd best destination in the world to work remotely, after Canada and United Kingdom.
And if you choose to come here we gladly help you with everything needed.

 

Romania in brief

  • Capital: Bucharest
  • Area: almost 240,000 square km
  • Time zone: UTC+2 (EET);  Summer (DST): UTC+3 (EEST)
  • 4 seasons weather
  • Driving side: right
  • Calling code: +40
  • Internet TLD: .ro
  • Spoken languages
    • Official language: Romanian
    • Widely spoken language: English
    • Main minority language: Hungarian (mostly in Transylvania)
  • Population: 19.1 million
  • Religion: Orthodox Christianity
  • Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)
  • President: Klaus Iohannis
  • Legislature: Parliament
  • EU member: Yes
  • Schengen Area: No

 

Romania guide for Remote worker & Digital nomad

Pros

  • Low costs (< 500 Euro per month)
  • Fast reliable internet with good coverage (Romania has the 5th fastest internet in the world. Even small towns usually have public Wi-Fi and if there is not you can easily get a prepaid SIM card.)
  • Accessible digital nomad visas
  • Friendly locals
  • Beautiful castles and towns
  • Off the beaten track travel destination
  • Surprisingly memorable food
  • Very safe destination. In 2020 it was in top 25 in the Global Peace Index, while US was in top 121. Romania is one of the safest destinations in Europe for solo female travelers, as long as you try to:
    • stand out less,
    • keep valuables hidden and
    • dress appropriately for your surroundings.

Cons

  • Still small digital nomad community – a plus for some nomads
  • Scamming taxi drivers trying to rip you off – you can easily avoid them by using Uber or Bolt apps
  • Transportation infrastructure – if you look for more comfort we can assist you renting a car to drive yourself; or a chauffeured car to be able to take photo shoots of the deer crossing the road.

 

Best Romanian cities to work remotely

 

Best Romanian cities to work remotely

  • Bucharest – big city vibes & fast Internet
  • Brasov – outdoor adventures & breath taking surroundings
  • Cluj – youthful atmosphere & caffe culture

 

Top coworking spaces in Romania

  • Bucharest
    • TechHub
    • Outworld Hub – Grozavesti
    • Impact Hub
    • Hotspot Workhub
    • Commons Romana
    • Mindspace
    • aSpace Floreasca
  • Sfantu Gheorghe – InnoHUB
  • Timisoara
    • Timișoara Startup Hub
    • Cowork Timisoara
    • Workify & Workify 2.0
  • Cluj
  • Brasov
    • Kool Werk
    • Hubba Hubba
  • Constanta
    • Tomis Hub Constanta
    • B.House
  • Iasi – Fab Lab
  • Sibiu – Nook

 

How to get a Digital nomad visa for Romania

  • Work for a (optionally self-owned) company located outside of Romania
  • Have a medical insurance with coverage in Romania
  • Earn at least 3 times the Romanian gross average monthly wage (about 1,100 euros). Meaning, your income has to be around 3,300 euros per month during each of the last 3 months before applying for visa. Greece requests around €3500, Georgia ~ €1600, Iceland – €6400, Croatia ~ €2250, Spain ~ €2150, Estonia ~ €3500, Malta €2700.
  • Apply for it at Romanian Embassy in your country
  • Provide details of your background and about where you will stay

 

Top coworking spaces in Romania

 

Other countries offering visas for remote working

  • Within EU: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain
  • Outside EU: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dubai, Georgia, Mexico, Thailand

 

Resources

  • https://nomadguide.eu/romania-digital-nomad-guide/
  • https://www.coworker.com/romania
  • https://www.romaniaexperience.com/speed-of-internet-in-romania/
  • https://www.speedtest.net/global-index#mobile
  • https://remote.com/best-destinations-remote-work
  • https://digitalnomads.startupmadeira.eu/
  • https://www.circleloop.com/nomadindex
  • https://nomadlist.com/
  • https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_by_country.jsp
  • https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/croatia-adds-digital-nomad-visa-to-aliens-act/
  • https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/estonia-creates-digital-nomad-visa/
  • https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/iceland-introduces-long-term-visa-for-non-eu-eea-teleworkers/

 

Be a happy digital nomad in Romania !

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