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Retire in Budapest

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Budapest, Hungary. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Budapest?

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What is it like to retire in Budapest?

"All of those things are available and many more. Small country but it has everything. I love visiting spas throughout the country, wine regions and was an active member of IWC at one time," explained one retiree living in Budapest.

"It is a great city, culturally, recreation and schools. However as other major cities the air is not so clean all the time. Many events are held and traffic is shut down. Public trans while not cheap it is a fair deal and monthly passes or higher is the way to go," said another retiree in living in Budapest, Hungary.

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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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