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This section provides relevant information and links about Romania for those wishing to move there. In addition there are a number of blogs linked to which can provide first-hand experience in life in Romania as an expat.

Romania at a glance

Population: 21,904,551 (July 2011 est.)
Major cities – population: BUCHAREST (capital) 1.933 million (2009)
Languages: Romanian (official) 91%, Hungarian 6.7%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 1.2%
Time difference: UTC+2
Labour force – by occupation: agriculture: 29.7%
industry: 23.2%
services: 47.1% (2006)
Unemployment rate: 6.9% (2010 est.)
Currency: Lei (RON)
Internet users: 7.787 million (2009)


If you are driving in Romania (or the rest of the EU) you will need to be aware of the Road Safety regulations, which may be different to your own country.

Also, in Romania to drive on some of the main roads and motorways you will need a Vignette (pass). There is a very useful website (in English) about the Vignette in Romania, where to buy it from and how much it costs. Please be aware that if you do not have it you will be fined!

Recommended Blogs

I’m More Romanian Than You! An American expat’s blog on his love for Romania, very interesting and insightful.

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