Last updated on Jul 10, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Gyor, Hungary. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know before moving to Gyor?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Gyor, they said:
"Gyor is the sixth-largest city in Hungary, located halfway between Budapest and Vienna, making it a central location for travel and business. The city is known for its baroque architecture, thermal baths, and the Audi factory, which is one of the largest employers in the region. The official language is Hungarian, which is considered one of the most difficult languages to learn, but English is also widely spoken, especially by younger people and professionals. The cost of living in Gyor is relatively low compared to other European cities, but higher than in other parts of Hungary. Renting an apartment in the city center can be affordable, and utilities are also reasonably priced. The city has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses and trains, and it's also very walkable, with most amenities within walking distance. Hungarian cuisine is hearty and flavorful, with dishes like goulash, stuffed peppers, and chimney cake. In Gyor, you can find both traditional Hungarian restaurants and international cuisine. The city also has several supermarkets and farmers markets where you can buy fresh produce and local products. The healthcare system in Hungary is of a high standard, with both public and private options available. However, it's recommended for expats to have comprehensive health insurance. The city of Gyor has several hospitals and clinics, and there are also many pharmacies available. Gyor has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The city experiences moderate rainfall throughout the year, with the wettest month being June. It's recommended to have both warm and cool clothing, as well as rain gear. The city has a rich cultural scene, with numerous museums, galleries, and theaters. There are also many festivals and events throughout the year, including the Gyor Summer Festival and the Gyor Ballet Festival. The city is also home to several universities and colleges, making it a vibrant student city. Hungarians are generally friendly and welcoming to foreigners, but they also appreciate when expats make an effort to learn about their culture and language. It's also important to note that Hungary has strict laws regarding residency and work permits, so it's essential to have all the necessary paperwork in order before moving," explained one expat living in Gyor, Hungary.
How do I find a place to live in Gyor?
About the Author
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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