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View Poll Results: Where in eastern europe would you chose to live if you had to?
Slovakia 2 1.27%
Hungary 12 7.64%
Estonia 7 4.46%
Latvia 1 0.64%
Lithuania 4 2.55%
Romania 10 6.37%
Bulgaria 5 3.18%
Poland 22 14.01%
Croatia 22 14.01%
Czech Rep 49 31.21%
Moldova 1 0.64%
Serbia 3 1.91%
Macedonia 2 1.27%
Ukraine 4 2.55%
Slovenia 13 8.28%
Voters: 157. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Let's say that you have no other choice but to move to Europe.. and It has to be Central/ eastern europe.. you will get free help to learn the native language as quickly as possible.
Where would you like to live the most?

Quick facts about some countries in that region;

HDI index is quality of life based on education, salary, safety, health etc

Hungary - pop 10 million, HDI very high, part of EU, no access to the sea, unemployment - 11% (feb 2012), OECD member, GDP per capita $19,591

Poland - pop 38 million, HDI very high, part of EU, sea access, unemployment 10.2% (feb 2012 eurostat), OECD member, GDP per capita $20,334

Lithuania - pop 3.1 million, HDI very high, EU, sea access, unemployment 14.3% (feb 2012), GDP per capita $18,856

Ukraine -
pop 45.8 million, HDI high (76th), not part of EU, sea access, unemployment 8.5%, GDP per capita $7,233

Czech Republic -
pop 10.5 million, HDI very high, EU, no sea access, unemployment 6.8%, GDP per capita $27,062

Moldova -
pop 3.5 million, HDI medium (111th), not part of EU, no sea access, unemployment 7.5%, GDP per capita $3,373

Romania -
pop 19 million, HDI high (50th) , EU, sea access, unemployment 7.1%, GDP per capita $12,476

Macedonia -
pop 2 million, HDI high (78th), not part of EU, no sea, unemployment 31.2%, GDP per capita $10,366

There's more countries in that region but I didnt have time to put basic info about all of them.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Never been to any of these countries.

1.Czech Republic
2.Poland
3.Hungary
4.Slovenia
5.Slovakia
6.Lithuania
7.Bulgaria/Romania
8.Serbia/Ukraine

I would not even consider Estonia, Latvia, Macedonia and Moldova.

btw why is Belarus, Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania not in the poll?

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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I picked Czech Republic because I like large cities, but Slovenia actually has the higher GDP per capita, and is a very clean, safe country. It's a very good second choice for me.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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I picked Czech Republic because I like large cities, but Slovenia actually has the higher GDP per capita, and is a very clean, safe country. It's a very good second choice for me.
Actually Kiev in Ukraine, Warsaw in Poland and Bucharest in Romania are all larger than any city in Czech Republic :P
but I agree with what you said about Slovenia, it's one of the richest countries to live in this part of europe.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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wouldnt be pushed about any of them but poland because they are quite friendly by eastern european standards which isnt saying much

hungary is country i least liked so far
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Prague, Czech Republic or Warsaw, Poland.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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I would move to Bulgaria.
Cheapest country, black sea resorts, near Greece and a large expat colony.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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Croatia for me.
I live next door to Czech at the moment and it's a fine country.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Croatia because my grandpa was from there. It would be cool to walk the same streets he walked on when he was young.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Croatia...especially somewhere on the coast.
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