Thanks to its low cost of living, scenic countryside and proximity to the rest of Europe, Bulgaria is growing in popularity as an expat destination.
While the country is known to have exceptionally well-trained medical professionals, its facilities often suffer from poor standards due to a lack of infrastructure and funding. There are plenty of private practices, however, as many practitioners are drawn to the more lucrative opportunities in the private sector.
For those working in Bulgaria, including foreign residents, payments towards the country’s national health insurance fund are compulsory.
Medical staff in the larger cities are more likely to speak English, but this is less prevalent in rural areas of Bulgaria.