We only started doing removals to Slovakia in 2014. Not because we excluded the country previously, but because there was little demand. It is definitely on the increase though. If you’re thinking about moving to Slovakia, this country offers lots of opportunities as well as a beautiful way of life. There will be many differences with the experience you’re used to, however, that you’ll need to research first.
A small country that lies within central-eastern Europe, Slovakia is only49,035 km2(18,933 sq mi). It was recognised as an independent nation in 1993 when it split from Czechoslovakia. Slovakia is a landlocked country with Poland in the north, Ukraine in the east, the Czech Republic in the west, Hungary in the south, and Austria in the southwest. With a melting pot of different ethnicities, there’s a range of stunning architecture and culture to appreciate.
The landscape includes modern cities, mountains and rural areas.
There are some thriving industries in Slovakia including electronics and car manufacturing (world’s most significant per-capita car producer), as well as tourism and the service industry. Agriculture is critical too, with approximately 40% of the land dedicated to agricultural use.
The climate within the country can depend on what part of Slovakia you move to. In general, as it lies between a continental and temperate zone: the summers are warm and comfortable while the winters are humid and cloudy. In the south, summer can be quite hot, especially around Bratislava. The north can experience harsh winters with plunging temperatures and snow right the way through to March or April.
If you’re considering relocating overseas, moving to Slovakia may not be an obvious choice. Although many other European destinations are more traditionally popular, Slovakia is an emerging location that has some unique qualities to offer.
The government of Slovakia is actively trying to attract business and investors, and that opens up many opportunities. Often referred to as a tiger economy, Slovakia has the potential for rapid growth.
The cost of living is much lower too, providing even greater options especially if you’re retiring in Slovakia. Bratislava is more expensive than other areas, but still cheap compared to elsewhere and income potential is much higher too.
But there are more reasons to move to Slovakia than purely economical. The landscape is stunning and offers excellent opportunities for hiking, camping and exploring natural sites such as mineral springs, lakes and caves.
If you’re not a fan of the great outdoors, you’ll still find plenty to do. Slovakia has an abundance of fascinating historical sites, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites too.