Dobredojde! Welcome to our expat community in Skopje, capital city of Macedonia! Whether you're relocating to this quirky Balkan city for business opportunities, family reasons, or simply in search of new experiences, InterNations is here to help you to make connections and maneuver through the various challenges you may initially face. Our platform allows you to interact with expats living and working in Skopje and discover the answers to key questions such as the cost living in the city, political sensitivities to be aware of in Macedonia, and what to expect from business etiquette in Skopje. Our community is driven by the shared experiences of our members, so we hope you'll contribute your own insights about living in Skopje when you join InterNations. With a complex, culturally diverse history and an abundance of modern developments, Skopje is one of Europe's most fascinating cities. Curious expats can look forward to an enthusiastic welcome and a vibrant, big-city atmosphere that belies Skopje's relatively small size.
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Where else but in Skopje could you expect to see majestic Ottoman temples sitting alongside ornate neo-classical depictions of Alexander the Great and Philip of Macedonia cast in bronze? The capital city of this small Balkan republic has undergone a striking 21st century makeover, transforming it into an ostentatious tourist attraction with a strong sense of history. A former state of Yugoslavia, Macedonia owes its unique cultural blend to centuries of occupation by various world powers — from the Ancient Greeks to the Romans to the Ottoman Empire. Nowhere is this more apparent than when strolling through the streets of Skopje. An increasingly modern and cosmopolitan city, Skopje attracts much foreign investment through key industries such as banking, telecommunications, services, and food processing, with tourism and education also bringing many expats to the city. The sheer diversity on display here, combined with good-humored and friendly locals and a relatively high standard of living marks Skopje as a city with an international profile very much on the rise.
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Relocating to a new city can be a highly stressful experience, so here at InterNations we're dedicated to making the transition as smooth as possible. When you join InterNations, you can look forward to interacting with numerous fellow Skopje expats in a secure and welcoming environment. Feel free to share any questions or concerns you might have about life in the Macedonian capital — from practicalities such as the best districts to buy or rent an apartment, obtaining a work visa and enrolling your children in an international school, to finding out about social events and activities such as taking a cooking class, joining a local gym, or simply meeting fellow expats for coffee. InterNations also runs regular events where you can mingle with fellow members during a fun and relaxing evening with a friendly atmosphere and the chance to sample a range of delicious local food and drinks.