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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Submit a Living Overseas 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 Moving 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 an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Budapest
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Budapest. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Budapest:
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
Submit a Retire Abroad 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:
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