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Pros & Cons of Relocating to Slovakia: Should You Move Here?

In July 2022, the average price of an apartment in Bratislava was €3802 per m2. It means that for a 70 meters square apartment, you would have to pay €266k (approx.) on average.

Prices between €70,000 and €80,000 for a one-room apartment or €130k for three-bedroom apartments may be real as an average for the whole of Slovakia, but in Bratislava, the cost is much higher.

A one-room apartment in Slovakia costs €70,000 – €80,000 while an apartment with three bedrooms typically costs 130 thousand euros. In comparison to prices in other large cities, this is significantly less expensive.

Let us look at the pros and cons of relocating to Slovakia

PROS

  1. Location

One of the main advantages of living in Bratislava is its fantastic location! It’s very easy to visit large European capitals like Vienna (1 hour by bus), Budapest (3 hours by train), Prague (4 hours by train) from Bratislava, and even Brno (under 1 hour) are all easily accessible. 

  1. Easy to Find Jobs

If you’re looking for a job in Bratislava and don’t speak Slovak, don’t worry! Many of the city’s top firms are English-speaking and always searching for new employees. Amazon, IBM, Dell, and Johnson Controls, to name a few, have operations in Bratislava. 

  1. It’s the Best of Both Worlds

While Bratislava has all the makings of a capital city, different events and concerts, a party zone, nightlife, language schools, and shopping centers, it is more relaxed than other large cities. 

CONS

  1. Weather

Many people don’t realize how drastic the temperature swings are in Slovakia. In winter, it can get as cold as 15 degrees below zero, and in summer, it can be 40 degrees Celsius. 

  1. Communication

Slovak can be a little challenging for speakers of English and Spanish to learn because it has intricate grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary. 

3. Far from the Sea

One downside is its lack of coastline; the nearest ocean is six hours away. For people who love sea-based activities like swimming or going to the beach, this will be tough to get used to.

4 Most Beautiful Places To Live In Slovakia

  1. Bratislava

If you find yourself in Slovakia, be sure to explore the culturally diverse and beer-filled city of Bratislava. Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia. You’ll meet people from all corners of the world living here, including Hungarians, Slovaks, Germans, and Jews. There are plenty of bars and restaurants serving up excellent brews for anyone looking to raise a glass. If you love history, you’ll be in heaven exploring the old town area of this city – it’s oozing with charm and there are so many incredible historical sites to see.

Bratislava is a bustling city in Europe, with plenty of commercial and industrial development. You may not know that this city also has the fastest-growing economy in all of Europe! Recent renovations have made Bratislava a fine place to reside. A real estate agency in Bratislava can help you relocate without much hassle.

Living Cost in Bratislava:

  • €2,325.65 for a family of four (monthly expense excluding rent)
  • €679.82 for a single person (monthly expense excluding rent)
  1. Kosice

Kosice is a Slovakian city located close to the Hungarian border, and its location serves as an advantage for residents and travelers of both countries. The reason is that Kosice has undergone significant industrialization and commercialization. If you’re looking for employment, this would be a great place to look with plenty of job options available.

Living Cost in Kosice:

  • €2,102.81 for a family of four (monthly expense excluding rent)
  • €636.65 for a single person (monthly expense excluding rent)
  1. Presov

Presov is an excellent place to move if you want stability since it’s easy to gain employment there. The city center has a lovely mix of historic buildings, and salt and opal mines that have been around for centuries pepper the area. You can always walk around without any worries as Presov is very safe.

Living Cost in Presov:

  • €1,741.09 for a family of four (monthly expense excluding rent)
  • €508.75 for a single person (monthly expense excluding rent)
  1. Nitra

Due to its many benefits, it’s no surprise that Nitra is a popular tourist destination and choice of residency. The city has a thriving economy thanks to its flourishing agriculture, and it has rapidly become the agricultural center of Slovakia. The cost of living in Nitra is neither too high, nor too low.

Living cost in Nitra:

  • 1,223.96 for a family of four (monthly expense excluding rent)
  • 396.07 for a single person (monthly expense excluding rent)
Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Priya enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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