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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Budapest

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 05, 2022

Summary: Expats and global nomads in Budapest, Hungary share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in Hungary, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.

What are medical services in Budapest like?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Budapest, they replied:

"There may not be the same new offices but the quality of care is as good if not better than in the USA. Had several surgeries (hip replacement, cataract, breast, hernia) with excellent care, all included in the insurance, after care in a rehab center as I live alone with no help - all included. People are people - sometimes they have a bad day - so do I. You live in the real world," mentioned another expat living in Budapest.

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"We are fortunate to live nearby to a hospital. Generally, medical care is cheap in Hungary," said an expat in Budapest.

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What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?

We asked members about local medical facilities in Budapest, they wrote...

"I have not contracted COVID but I have gone to the doctor the my yearly check up and the health services are still working well," said another expat.

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Are healthcare services good in Budapest?

We asked people if they have access to good medical care in Budapest. They wrote:

"Yes there is many choices . Private clinics, pay as you go. No Hungarian health care necessary or the public system health card required," remarked another in Budapest.

"Yes. I am a dual citizen, pay $35/month and all is covered except drugs. Having had several surgeries since I've been here I can only say good things about the care," explained one expat.

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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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