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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Pecs, they said...

"Pecs is a city in Hungary that is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful architecture. Before moving to Pecs, expats should know that the official language is Hungarian, which is considered one of the most difficult languages to learn. However, English is commonly spoken in tourist areas and by younger generations. The cost of living in Pecs is relatively low compared to other European cities. This includes housing, food, and transportation. The city has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. It's important to prepare for these weather conditions. Pecs is a university town, which means it has a vibrant nightlife and a lot of cultural activities. It's also a very safe city with a low crime rate. Public transportation in Pecs is reliable and affordable. The city has a network of buses and trams that can take you anywhere you need to go. Hungarian cuisine is hearty and flavorful, with dishes like goulash and chicken paprikash being popular. Pecs also has a variety of international restaurants. Healthcare in Hungary is of a high standard. Expats living in Pecs will have access to both public and private healthcare facilities. Pecs is a city with a rich history, and there are many historical sites and museums to explore. The city is also known for its vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries and theaters. The city is also close to the Mecsek Mountains, which offer opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities. Hungarians are generally friendly and welcoming to foreigners, but it's important to respect their customs and traditions. Finally, it's important to note that Hungary is a member of the European Union, so EU citizens can live and work in Pecs without a visa. Non-EU citizens will need to obtain a residence permit," explained one expat living in Pecs, Hungary.

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