Expatriate Community in Hungary

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Ranking of Cities

Cost of Living
Many expatriates working for international companies or diplomatic missions live very comfortably in Hungary as their salaries are usually several times higher than those of local workers.
Quality of Life
Visit the wesite International living.
Sanitary Conditions
Visit the website International living.
For Further Information
Cost of living
The Mercer Human Ressource Consulting regarding cost of living - top 50 cities
The Mercer Human Ressource Consulting listing regarding quality of life and sanitary conditions

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Renting an Apartment

Description of Apartments
The flats are described by the number of rooms in the flat. There is also such thing as half-room, this is smaller than 12sqm. There are furnished and unfurnished flats to rent, it is always specified in the ad.
Normal Lease Term
To negociate.
Rental Costs
A deposit is demanded at the signature of the lease that generally is equal to 1-2 months of rent. This is generally given back at the end of the contract, or it is possible to agree with the landlord that the last 1-2 months are not paid in rent in exchange of the deposit.
Agencies or Private Rentals
For expatriates it is safer to go through an agency.
Rental Agency Websites
Short and long term rental in Budapest
Flat rental in Budapest
Furnished, non furnished flats to rent
Tower Rental: Furnished Apartments in Budapest
Private Rentals Announcements Online
Small ads
Private to private
Flat to rent, for sell

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School System

School Level
Basic education lasts for eight years divided into two stages of four years each.
Secondary education is provided in academic secondary schools (gimnázium) or vocational secondary schools (szakközépiskola).
Hungarian higher education has a dual system with colleges and universities. The duration of training at college level is minimum 3 years, maximum 4 years; the duration of education at university level is minimum 4 years, maximum 5 years.
International Schools
American International School of Budapest
British International School of Budapest
Brittanica International School, Budapest
International School of Budapest
International Christian School of Budapest
Budapest French School
For Further Information
Ministry of Education
Study abroad

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Health System

Quality of Healthcare
Hungary enjoys good standards of health and a low incidence of disease. For travellers from other EU member states the EU health insurrance card should cover their healthcare costs, but only in case of urgent matters. For visitors arriving from other countries it is advisable to purchase overseas coverage before traveling to Hungary. Hungarian doctors and hospitals generally require cash payment upon completion of services rendered
International Hospitals
Informations available on the website of the US embassy in Hungary.
Health Insurance
Consult Health insurance information.
Accessibility of the Health Insurance Network to Foreigners
Consult Health insurance information.
Health Ministry
Health Ministry - Egészségügyi MInisztérium

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