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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
An American expat provides some insight into what it takes to live 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
Submit a Living Overseas 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 Moving 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 an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Hungary
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Hungary. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Hungary:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality 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 Retire Abroad 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:
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
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.