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Sofia
Sitting below Vitosha Mountain, the capital of Bulgaria seems poised to become a remote worker hotspot. With a walkable city center, fast internet, a great food scene, remote worker-friendly cafes and welcoming locals, it's difficult not to enjoy your time in Sofia. Nice apartments can be rented for as little as 400 EUR per month and there's a vibrant nightlife scene to take advantage of as well. A collection of interesting historical sights offer chances for sightseeing and other destinations in the country and across the Balkans are all accessible for a weekend trip.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 2417 1430 1237 ${ selected_currency } per month in Sofia, with an average rent of 1063 629 544 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 1063 629 544
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 19 11 10
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 426 252 218
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 51 30 26
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 262 155 134
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 19 11 10
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 56 33 29
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 23 14 12
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 75 44 38
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 34 20 17
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 22 13 11
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 153 91 78
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 43 25 22
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 116 69 59
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 55 33 28
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 2417 1430 1237
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
Do you have a tip about Sofia? Please share and help the community!
Check out the daily market located in the alleys surrounding the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It's my favorite market as it's full of antiques and all kinds of random items. Be sure to bargain if you want to buy something.
By Lucy G. General
Some coffee places that are work-friendly are: From Barista Coffee & More, Salted Café, + TOVA and Chucky's Coffee House.
By Pete G. Workspaces
In terms of coworking spaces, it's really hard to find one with an active community in Sofia - most spaces cater to teams, not individual workers per se so it's hard to work around that. But most spaces have free trial days so I recommend you to choose a few and go test them. My personal favorite is Networking Premium (they had cool events too).
By Adam V. Workspaces
Have a fun day at Kokolandia, an excellent adventure park located in the Borisova Gardens that costs less than $3 USD to get in.
By Cameron C. Places to visit
During the summer, check out the events that are taking place at the NDK (National Palace of Culture). They hold conferences, forums, speakers, concerts and more.
By Cameron C. Places to visit
Average weather in Sofia
Most common months to visit: April-June, September-October
What to know
Population
1,270,169
Main airport
Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Language
Bulgarian
Tap water
Not drinkable
Tipping
10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafés
Taxi apps
TaxiMe, TaxiStars