Work&Live in Hungary
Hungary is a state in central Europe. With about 10 million inhabitants, it belongs to middle-sized countries. Hungary has been a member of the European Union since 2004. The largest city and also the capital is Budapest.
Hungary is growing more and more popular. This is not only due to the quality of living in Hungary but also to the distinct culture and new job chances there.
Another reason for the increasing popularity of Hungary is the affordable cost of living. The location is a good value for men who want to live a sound life for less in central Europe.
In the new text, we bring you information about how much life in Hungary costs. Of course, costs go dropping a lot when you get out of the metropolis and live in a modest city or town.
How Much Does It Cost to Live in Hungary?
Rental charges in Hungary vary considerably depending on the area of the country you decide to live in. When it comes to countries in Europe, Hungary is one of the cheapest to live in.
The prices of apartments in Budapest range between 200 and up to 600 euros, depending on the city’s part and of course the quality and size of accommodation.
Of course, if you are looking for accommodation outside the capital, these prices are significantly lower. You can even find houses for rent here for the same money. Here you can see some of the most popular sites for researching accommodation prices:
Real estate companies can be helpful if your life in Hungary starts on short notice.
Food and Drink
If you shop in the store or market, prices are at the low end for Europe. You can get rolls for 10-25 cents each or a huge baguette for a dollar or less. Get 100 grams (around 1/5 of a pound) of good cheese for less than a euro, 100 grams of good local sausage for €1.60, and a jar of pickled veggies for another euro or so. Fruit and vegetables in season are typically well under one euro for a kilo, sometimes half a euro.
Buying just for yourself, your actual costs should not exceed 50-70 euros.
If you prefer eating at restaurants, the average lunch price for two people is between 16 and 24 euros. Going just out for a drink, a half-liter of Czech Pilsner costs about €2, although local beer is cheaper.
Health services in Hungary are very reliable and significantly cheaper than in Western Europe. Through payments to the HIF, foreign nationals receive the same treatment as Hungarian nationals with EU citizens being reimbursed of their costs depending on whether a reciprocal health agreement exists with their home country.
The transportation cost is also very acceptable. From the longest ride on the suburban railway out of Budapest (30 km) around €2.20, up to 25 euros for a ticket to any part of Hungary you want to visit.
Hungary is certainly a country that offers great job opportunities and quality living at affordable prices. If you would like more information, we recommend that you visit this blog text, based on stories from emigre living there.