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Expat Guide to Living in Budapest

Whether you're already living in Budapest or preparing to move to Budapest, our Expat Guide to Living in Hungary offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Budapest. For answers to specific questions, visit our Hungary Forum to talk with expats in Budapest.

International Schools in Budapest, Hungary

There are numerous international and bilingual schools in Budapest. In this article, we highlight some of the more popular international schools school for expats in Budapest.

5 Tips for Living in Budapest

Most expats love living in Budapest for it's beauty and culture. There's something for everyone in Budapest. Yes, you'll have to deal with lots of bureaucracy, but people are friendly and helpful. Once you get past the red tape, life in Budapest is rewarding.

Moving to Budapest, Hungary

An expat in Budapest talks about the cost of apartments, best neighborhoods for expats, what to bring when you move to Hungary and what to leave behind.

Culture Shock in Budapest, Hungary

An expat in Budapest enjoys the lower cost of living, but the bureaucracy and local laws frustrated. Her biggest shock was that the US Embassy didn't really care about expats.

Living in Budapest, Hungary

An American expat provides some insight into what it takes to live in Budapest, Hungary.

Retirement in Budapest, Hungary

A woman, who was born in Hungary and moved to the US when the communist regime was in power, decided to return to Hungary for retirement. She cashed in her 401K, bought a downtown apartment -- she is thrilled to be living mortgage free.

More Culture Shock Reports for Budapest

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Budapest handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Budapest:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Budapest Reports

What are people's priorities in Budapest - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Budapest:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Budapest Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Budapest? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Budapest? Below are some of the responses from expats in Budapest:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Budapest. If you are already living in Budapest, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Budapest Reports

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Budapest, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Budapest:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Budapest? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Budapest by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Budapest? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Budapest? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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