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Romania is in South Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine. The climate is temperate with cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog, and sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms.The official language is Romanian. Romanian is a Romance (coming from Latin) language and personnel who speak French or Italian will easily understand key words and phrases of Romanian. Many Romanians speak a few words of English and French. German is occasionally spoken, notably in Transylvania. A few words of Romanian will be appreciated by visitors. The main religion is Christianity.Romania is an upper-middle income European Union member economy of Central-Eastern Europe.Expatriate business dress is relatively conservative, requiring dark suits for men and a dress or a skirt and blouse for women.The security risk for expatriates in Romania is low. Risks include petty crime such as pickpocketing, poor road conditions, and corruption.The currency of Romania is the Romanian New Lei (RON). Romania is largely a cash economy. Credit cards are not widely accepted and there is a high risk of credit card fraud. ATMs are available that accept some international credit and debit cards. Euros are widely accepted.Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.The population of Romania is 19.6 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 3.4% for Romania as at October 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Romania is based on the current personal income tax rate which is a flat rate of 10%.Within Romania we also cover Bucharest.