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Pros and Cons of Living in Hungary

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats and digital nomads have to say about the pros and cons of living in Hungary.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Hungary?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Hungary responded:

"We have been living in Budapest Hungary for nearly 5 years and we love it. I was a real estate agent in Toronto Canada but now I am much happier working for foreign investors interested in investing in Hungary. My husband and daughter do not speak Hungarian only English and it is not a problem, Hungarians under the age of 60 do speak English, especially 35 year old's and under. The arts and entertainment is great. There are many farm fresh food markets, many spas and sports activities for relaxation. The lakes and mountains around the country are clean with many cultural, sporting and entertainment activities. There is affordable accommodation for students and seniors. It is affordable and easy to purchase property for those who would like to retire in Hungary. Budapest city is safe with excellent public transportation. It is a very comfortable city to live in, a car is not necessary," explained one expat living in Budapest.

"I'm very happy with what I have at the place I am. I would like to be 20-30 years younger to enjoy it longer," said another expat in living in Budapest, Hungary.

"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," added another expat in Budapest.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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