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Retiring to Bulgaria

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Retiring to Bulgaria

Postby dezzza » Sat 6 Jun 2015 17:56 GMT

Hi, I will shortly retire and after many great holidays in Bulgaria, I have decided to try to retire here. I am single male and do not have a problem with moving here alone, but I do need some answers, if anyone can help.
Will my pension be taxed, I will receive approx 2000 euros a month.
I have the choice of selling my house or renting it out: will I be better with an income coming in or will I pay less tax bringing a lump sum with me.
I will be able to purchase a property up to about 80,000 euros, although I could go higher with the right property. Am I best to buy through the on line estate agents or use a local one to where I want to stay?
Will my driving license be transferable, or will I need to take a new test?
Ok this is all for now.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
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Re: Retiring to Bulgaria

Postby Dave » Sat 6 Jun 2015 20:15 GMT

Hi, Dezzza, and welcome.

You've asked a lot of questions there! That's only natural if you're contemplating such a big step. Could you please do us a favour and post them separately, on the relevant forums? That way, the answers will be readily available for others in a similar situation to find in future.

Before you do post, though, please do have a look at what's already been posted - it may be that some of your questions have already been answered. Thanks!

Meanwhile I'm locking this topic to avoid a multi-touch discussion. I'm also shifting it from the Residency/Immigration forum as none of the questions are about the immigration process.
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