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Expat Guide to Living in Hungary

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

Living in Budapest

If you're moving to Budapest or a newcomer living in Budapest, here are 14 things to know about life in this beautiful city - from the best districts for expat families and single expats, hospitals in Budapest, international schools, expat clubs and organizations and more.

Healthcare in Hungary

If you're moving to Hungary or an expat living in Hungary, understanding the Hungarian healthcare system in important. This article offers an overview of the national healthcare system, private hospitals and healthcare, private health insurance for expats in Hungary, clinics with English-speaking doctors and the quality and cost of medical care in Hungary.

Living Abroad: Digital Nomads in Budapest, Hungary

Expats and Digital Nomads say Budapest has "a richness of stimuli of every sort" and is a "city both gorgeous and ALIVE." It's no wonder why it's become such a popular location for digital nomads.

8 Things Expats Wish They Had Known Before Moving to Hungary

Expats share 8 things they which they had known before they made the big move to Hungary - from what to bring to finding a good bank, healthcare to deciding where to live.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Fonyod

An expat living in Fonyod, Hungary on the south shore of Lake Balaton talks about healthcare in Hungary. She advises other expats to go to Siofok or Kaposvar for serious medical conditions. She also talks about the difference between an official bill for insurance and an out-of-pocket bill.

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 Hungary

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

More Living in Hungary Reports

What are people's priorities in Hungary - work? family? 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 Hungary:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Hungary Reports

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

Dream vs. Reality of Living in Hungary Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Hungary. If you are already living in Hungary, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Hungary:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Hungary 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 Hungary, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Hungary:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Hungary? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Hungary 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 Hungary? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Hungary? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
Additional Articles
Retiring in Hungary: 7 Best Places to Retire in Hungary

Hungary is sometimes overlooked as a retirement destination. Expats who retire in Hungary appreciate the low cost of living; rich history; friendly people; and beautiful cities, towns and countryside. Here are 7 places that retire expats recommend to check out when considering Hungary for retirement.

4 Off-the-Beaten Track European Retirement Destinations

Many Brits retire to Spain, Australia, Canada, and America and these countries have thriving expat communities. Ella Jameson talks about other retirement destinations that are sometimes overlooked.

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.

10 Tips for Living in Hungary

Did you know that you should not have even one drink and drive in Hungary? Did you know that property crime is common in Hungary, but not violent crime? Did you know that Buda (West) side of Budapest is more residential? This article offers tips from expats living in Hungary.

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Living in Budapest

If you're moving to Budapest or a newcomer living in Budapest, here are 14 things to know about life in this beautiful city - from the best districts for expat families and single expats, hospitals in Budapest, international schools, expat clubs and organizations and more.

If you're moving to Budapest or a newcomer living in Budapest, here are 14 things to know about life in this beautiful city - from the best districts for expat families and single expats, hospitals in...

Healthcare in Hungary

If you're moving to Hungary or an expat living in Hungary, understanding the Hungarian healthcare system in important. This article offers an overview of the national healthcare system, private hospitals and healthcare, private health insurance for expats in Hungary, clinics with English-speaking doctors and the quality and cost of medical care in Hungary.

If you're moving to Hungary or an expat living in Hungary, understanding the Hungarian healthcare system in important. This article offers an overview of the national healthcare system, private hosp...

Retirement-In-BudapestAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring 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.

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...

Moving-To-BudapestAn Expat Talks about 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.

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. ...

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