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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanians would migrate to the countryside, but they want internet

Six out of ten Romanians living in urban areas say that the pandemic has changed their opinion on the prospect of living in the countryside, and 62% say they could imagine moving there in 1-2 years, according to the Digitization of Europe study, commissioned by the Vodafone Institute and conducted by Kantar.

The study covered over 15,000 interviewees from 15 European countries, including Romania.

The share is well above the 56% European average yet still far from the 68% share of Czechs who would leave the city.

Regarding the advantages of living in the countryside, 74%, respectively 80% of the interviewed Romanians consider the proximity to nature and its benefits for a healthy lifestyle as the biggest gains. Only 19% indicated a lower rent level.

The main requirement for moving to the countryside mentioned by the Romanians is by far a good internet connection: 69% of those interviewed say that it is mandatory, and 25% said that it is preferable. This finding is common among all European countries.

(Photo: Bowie15 | Dreamstime.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanians would migrate to the countryside, but they want internet

Six out of ten Romanians living in urban areas say that the pandemic has changed their opinion on the prospect of living in the countryside, and 62% say they could imagine moving there in 1-2 years, according to the Digitization of Europe study, commissioned by the Vodafone Institute and conducted by Kantar.

The study covered over 15,000 interviewees from 15 European countries, including Romania.

The share is well above the 56% European average yet still far from the 68% share of Czechs who would leave the city.

Regarding the advantages of living in the countryside, 74%, respectively 80% of the interviewed Romanians consider the proximity to nature and its benefits for a healthy lifestyle as the biggest gains. Only 19% indicated a lower rent level.

The main requirement for moving to the countryside mentioned by the Romanians is by far a good internet connection: 69% of those interviewed say that it is mandatory, and 25% said that it is preferable. This finding is common among all European countries.

(Photo: Bowie15 | Dreamstime.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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