There are 18 countries in Eastern Europe, most of which are of Slavic descent – Ukraine, Albania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Croatia, Romania. The Cold War led to the division of Europe into two. Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union within them were countries with the dictatorial rule, which led to wide disparities in standard of living, progress, and level of income between East and West after liberation from communist rule.
Since the last 20 years, East European countries have become more stable, more connected to the West, and reduced their social and economic disparities. The eastern countries have a GDP growth rate of between 3-5% each quarter and continue to grow, develop, and evolve with large trade centres, industries, and manufacturing.
Like the rest of the world, these countries have experienced a crisis after Corona. Still, forecasts are optimistic for renewed growth and exit from Corona, led by Poland, Bulgaria & Hungary.
More and more young people have left the suburbs to move to the metropolis – Sofia, Budapest, Warsaw and Prague. That is due to their understanding of the evolving markets and the opportunities there.
The average wage in these countries ranges from $ 500 to $1,000 per month. The fact that 70% of a business’s expenses are workforce costs in cases like these significantly decreases the cost of doing business on behalf of business owners. Hence, more and more companies are relocating to these countries to lower their labour costs.