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Pros and Cons of Living in Hungary

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 19, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Hungary include its rich cultural heritage, its vibrant cities, its affordable cost of living, and its excellent healthcare system. On the other hand, the cons of living in Hungary include its cold winters, its lack of job opportunities, and its limited public transportation options.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Hungary?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Hungary responded:

"The location is SAFE !! Very safe. I never felt this safe in UK. People very friendly and polite. You could walk home alone in the middle of the night without fear," explained one expat living in Budapest.

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the low cost of living in Hungary, as well as the country's rich cultural heritage and vibrant cities. They also enjoy the friendly locals, the delicious food, and the easy access to outdoor activities. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the language barrier and bureaucracy challenging, as well as the lack of job opportunities. Additionally, the cold winters can be a deterrent for some," said one in Hungary.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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