The Future of Work

Employees are attracted to companies that provide a flexible work environment and better work-life balance. Bansko can offer this easily and paying only 10% income tax means a lot more net income. This is especially attractive for younger employees that want to save for a downpayment on their first home.


It is important to find people that are not externally, but internally motivated. It all starts with creating the right kind of environment, and realising that you can’t make people work.

Rolf Shrömgens
Co-founder Trivago

We’re trying to take advantage of the long-time promise of the internet that it shouldn’t matter where you live, that you should be able to succeed in the digital economy from anywhere

Matt Dunne
Founder Center on Rural Innovation

The secret for SME owners is to stop focusing on money as the solution and start thinking about what they can do at no cost to make life more pleasant for their employees.

Cary Cooper
Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University

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Why Bulgaria?

Low taxes

Only 10% income tax for companies and employees. Bulgaria has also signed over 70 double taxation treaties.

Part of the European Union

Stable and safe business environment with all advantages of EU membership. Bulgaria is also a member of NATO and the WTO.

Low cost of doing business

With some of the lowest wages in Europe, also the general cost of doing business are also very low.

No financial risk

The Bulgarian lev is fixed to the Euro. The government has one of the lowest debt rates. Banks provide English online banking and support services.

Why Bansko?

Great work-life balance in a rural setting

Bansko is a small town with 10,000 permanent residents. This is also reflected in the lifestyle here that is way more relaxed and stress free than living in a large city. And the air quality in the mountains is amazing.

Best mountain resort in the Balkans

The well developed tourist infrastructure with plenty of restaurants, cultural events and activities provides a lot of things to do during the whole year.

Active lifestyle

80km of slopes in the winter for skiing and snowboarding, well maintained biking and hiking trails, a champion level golf course, many thermal hot springs, horseback riding and many other mountain activities for active lifestyle

Low cost of living

With rents starting from €100 for a small apartment and tasty lunches from €2.50 the monthly budget here is much lower than in larger cities. Having less economic pressuare makes it easier for employees to enjoy life.

Suitable for a range of business functions:

Bansko is a great setting for non customer facing activities like research and development as well as back-office teams. Your staff can easily be augmented with local talent, one of the best Bulgarian universities (AUBG) is only 50km away and also Sofia has a very mobile workforce that prefers to live in the mountains.

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Financial Times

"Bulgaria is becoming a top outsourcing destination: Low costs, fluency in languages and IT are making Bulgaria a prime location"

"If you lower the operational costs, you can invest more in quality. This, in combination with the skilled workforce and the lack of currency risk, makes Bulgaria a highly attractive place for companies"

"Bulgaria’s arc has followed a similar trajectory, helped by numerous advantages, including a strong history of technical excellence, extremely low costs, and a solid outsourcing economy that has attracted big Silicon Valley names."


"Bulgaria is a leading outsourcing destination in Europe and the world, positioning itself among the top 10 most desirable countries on a global level."

Big financial impact for your company and your employees

Cost Bulgaria UK Germany Austria
Salary Gross €50.000 €50.000 €50.000 €50.000
Social Security Employeer €3.480 €5.560 €9.962 €15.059
Social Security Employee €2.532 €4.835 €10.087 €8.988
Income Tax €5.000 €7.258 €5.708 €7.855
Total Cost to Company €53.480 €55.560 €59.962 €65.059
Net to Employee €42.468 €37,907 €34.205 €33.257

The purchasing power of one Euro is much higher in Bulgaria: €100 spent here buy as much as €213 in Austria.

And of course you will also save on office space cost

Class A Office Space Rent Bansko London Berlin Vienna
15 m2 (per employee per month) €150 €1.050 €570 €375
Per Year €1.800 €12.600 €6.840 €4.500
Annual Cost Difference €10.800 €5.040 €2.700

All calculations are only indicative and not professional tax or accounting advice.

Rent from €10 per m2. Full floors available
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Your New Office in Bansko: Ready to move in by 2020

Your New Class A Office in Bansko: Ready to move in by 2020

  • 24-hour security and reception
  • Landscaping
  • CCTV system and controlled access to each building
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the external and internal common areas
  • Window cleaning and facade maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Electrical, plumbing and HVAC maintenance
  • Green building standards
  • 4-pipe HVAC system
  • Full access raised floors
  • Power supply from two independent substations and diesel generators
  • Structured cabling system CAT 6 provides outstanding transmission performance
  • Building Management System (BMS)
  • CCTV system in common areas and 24-hour security
  • Access control with magnetic cards
  • Automatic fire detection system
Availability from 250m2 sections to 1000m2 full-floor offices Built-out according to your requirements

We also make it super easy for your staff to relocate to Bansko

* Finding suitable homes with rentals starting from €150 per month or buying a studio from €10k

* Administrative and legal help for residency, car registration, moving and all other services. Either a la card or bundled into an easy landing package.

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