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Bulgaria

Nomad Passport Index Ranking

Bulgaria Passport
33T

Nomad Rank

102.00

Total Score

Country

Bulgaria

Capital City

Sofia

Language

Bulgarian

Currency

Bulgarian lev

Region

Europe

Landlocked

No

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Bulgaria

Nomad Passport Index Ranking

The passport of Bulgaria is currently ranked as 33T, with a total score of 102.00. Bulgaria passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by relying on the Bulgaria government's approach not just to travel, but also to international taxation laws, global perception, dual citizenship, and personal freedom as just the number of countries Bulgaria passport holder may visit won't tell the whole story and you will have to deal with far different requirements to pay tax, live freely, comply with regulations, and avoid scrutiny when traveling.

168 30 40 50 30
Travel Taxation Perception Dual Citizenship Freedom
Visa-Free Visa On Arrival Visa eTA Visa Required

Travel Destinations from Bulgaria 50% in total score

For the Bulgaria Travel score calculation, we relied on data from the IATA, Henley Index, and news sources to rank travel access. We calculate the Travel scores by summing up Visa-free, Visa On Arrival, and eTA countries. Based on that data, we assigned Bulgaria a Travel score of 168 as there are 112 countries that Bulgaria passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries), 50 countries that allow Bulgaria passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) and 6 electronic travel authorization (eTA) destinations. Altogether, Bulgaria passport holders can enter a total of 168 destinations — either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. Separate from these 168 destinations, there are 82 additional destinations which Bulgaria passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa.

Taxation in Bulgaria 20% in total score

For the Bulgaria Taxation score calculation, we relied on data from our network of tax vendors, news sources, and tax authorities themselves. We assigned the lowest score of 10 to countries that tax citizens no matter where they live, scores of 20 or 30 to countries that allow citizens to relocate to avoid tax, 40 to those that don’t tax foreign incomes of resident citizens, and 50 to countries with zero tax. Based on that data, we assigned Bulgaria a Taxation score of 30, meaning that Bulgaria allows citizens to relocate to avoid tax.

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Perception in Bulgaria 10% in total score

For the Bulgaria Perception score calculation, we relied on the World Happiness Report, the Human Development Index, and subjective factors from our networks’ experiences to determine how each country’s citizens are received and recognized. We assigned the lowest score of 10 to those whose citizens are refused entry to a substantial number of countries and/or whose citizens encounter substantial hostility, scores of 20, 30, and 40 to countries whose citizens experience intermediate hostility, and 50 to countries ranked among the happiest in the world and whose citizens experience minimal hostility. Based on that data, we assigned Bulgaria a Perception score of 40, meaning that Bulgaria citizens experience intermediate hostility.

Dual Citizenship in Bulgaria 10% in total score

For the Bulgaria Dual Citizenship score calculation, we relied on embassy data and our experiences to assess the ability to hold dual citizenship, ranging from a score of 10 for strictly forbidden to a score of 50 for freely allowed. We assigned the score of 10 and 20 to countries whose citizens are strictly forbidden to hold other citizenships, scores of 30 and 40 to countries whose citizens are often allowed to hold other citizenships but with certain restrictions, and 50 to countries whose citizens are almost always allowed to hold other citizenships. Based on that data, we assigned Bulgaria a Dual Citizenship score of 50, meaning that Bulgaria citizens are almost always allowed to hold other citizenships.

Freedom in Bulgaria 10% in total score

For the Bulgaria Freedom score calculation, we relied on data and news reports on mandatory military service, government surveillance, press freedom, and other factors to determine the personal freedom of citizens, travelers, and expats, with scores from 10 being the least free and 50 being the freest. We assigned the scores of 10 and 20 to countries whose citizens have low freedom, scores of 30 and 40 to countries whose citizens have intermediate freedom, and 50 to countries whose citizens have total freedom. Based on that data, we assigned Bulgaria a Freedom score of 30, meaning that Bulgaria citizens have intermediate freedom.

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Rank 33T
Score 102.00
Travel 168
Taxation 30
Perception 40
Dual Citizenship 50
Freedom 30
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