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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Hungary is a hybrid of both Western and Eastern European culture and its central location make it a great platform for traveling to other Eastern and Central European countries. It boasts a charming countryside conducive to numerous outdoor recreational activities as well as the beautiful, historic and cosmopolitan city of Budapest which hosts a number of trendy eateries and cafes as well as many  artistic and cultural options. Hungary is safe and has a solid infrastructure and a reliable mass transport system. Its people are friendly, helpful and a high proportion of them speak English making retail shopping and overall navigation unproblematic.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Hungary

expatarrivals-hungary      budapest-angloinfo      oecd-hungary      numbeo-hungary        xpatloop 

everyculture-hungary      nationmaster-hungary      internations-hungary     hungarytoday

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Hungary should not break the wallet. Indeed, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, while Hungary’s living costs are generally on par with neighboring countries, it’s below the international average. This becomes evident when purchasing a variety of goods and services such as household accommodations and furnishings, transport, Internet plans, groceries, restaurants meals and alcohol. This is good news to the western teaching expatriate receiving a fair compensation from their international school.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Hungary

expatarrivals-hungary      cheapestdestinations-hungary      numbeo-hungary

numbeo-budapest      expatistan-budapest      budapestbylocals-budapest

Climate

Climate

The climate of Hungary can be described as Mediterranean with summers being long and dry with occasional thunderstorms. The weather is best from May to  September although it rains more in Spring than summer. Summer temperatures are around 20 to 25 degrees Celsius sometimes climbing to over 30 degrees. Autumn and winter are usually a little chilly and wet, sometimes snowy and often foggy, especially in the rural regions. Winter temperatures are around 0 degrees Celsius, but can fall well below zero in some parts of the country particularly the mountainous regions.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

If you are a European Union National you have the entitlement to work in any European Union member country without needing to obtain a work permit. The only exception to this is if you are planning to work in Croatia where some restrictions can apply. However you should still investigate the consequences of working and the effect this will have on your benefits (health insurance, maternity/paternity, pensions, occupational accidents and diseases, death grants, unemployment, early retirement, family benefits), and the implications of where and how much tax you pay. The European Union offers this Tax advise at its Your Europe website. Once you have been in an EU country for more than 3 months you will be required to register your residence and obtain a residency permit.

If you are not a European Union National then you will require a work permit. The requirements for this often differ depending on your Nationality. For the latest up to date information for entry please visit Consular Services  website.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department      BBC World News         Al Jazeera   

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