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As the Hungarian capital city, Budapest is one of Central Europe's major economic, financial and cultural hubs. Nicknamed the "Pearl of the Danube", Budapest is known as one of the most beautiful regions and best places to live on the Old continent.

By choosing to move there, you will be entitled to 18 universities, several institutions, as well as opportunities provided by its national and multinational companies.

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Hungary may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of an ideal digital nomad destination. With nomadism typically associated with tropical weather, sandy beaches and hammocks swinging between palm trees, Hungary seems out of place amidst exotic locations and "islandlife" hashtags. And yet, the country's capital Budapest had topped the list for digital nomad destinations for several years in a row.

Having played a fascinating role in European history, Hungary’s idyllic scenery is dotted with castles perfect for any expat seeking a backdrop of fantastical vistas. The country has a wealth of natural hot springs, renowned for their healing and restorative ability, as well as developed urban areas with an affordable cost of living.  

As is the case with most Eastern European countries, accommodation in Hungary is quite affordable. Being home to so many students, both locals and expats, Hungary offers many accommodation options in the form of private dormitories or shared flats and even for private flats, the price can very often be negotiated.

Opening a bank account in Hungary is an easy and fast process. Because of the large amount of expats living in the country, Hungarian banks have processes in place that facilitate and simplify the opening of a bank account if youre an expat. Heres what you need to know.

Staying connected to your loved ones back home is very important to an expat. Thankfully, connectivity in Hungary will definitely be no issue: Hungary has an extensive cellular telephone network and has actually ranked 9th fastest on a global survey on the fastest internet connections available worldwide.

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Anna Fantastica

4 years ago

Perpetual expat who has travelled all over the world and lived in Thailand, Australia, and Hungary. I've lived out of my car in San Francisco, worked at a language cafe in Tokyo, studied to be a TEFL teacher in Budapest, and about a million things in between.

CompassComfort : Budapest

4 years ago

The good, the bad and the awkward as we experience life in Budapest, Hungary.

The Hula Hoop Honey

6 years ago

This is the diary of a thirty-something swedish firecracker who went to law school, met Prince Charming, had a little Princess, rode off into the sunset and ended up - in Budapest! In my blog I write about my everyday life in the wonderful city of Budapest!


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