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Driving in Hungary

Public Transportation in Hungary Public transport in Hungary is both efficient and not too expensive. There are trolley buses and trams as well as buses in some cities and a three line metro in Budapest. Outside of Budapest you will find that buses tend to meet long distance trains, and may not be very frequent in the town itself – but the towns are small enough to go by foot. You need to buy your tickets before entering the vehicle and validate them once aboard, there are immediate fines...

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Living in Hungary

Cost of Living in Hungary The cost of living in Hungary may vary. For instance rents in Esztergom for one bedroom flat are £100 per month, while in Budapest you’ll pay nearly £200 for the same kind of apartment. There are no restrictions on buying a house in Hungary. You need to do this by a purchase agreement countersigned by a lawyer. You also need approval from the Administrative Office (AOB). The permit takes around two or three months to arrive. To circumvent this, you may be advised to set up...

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Health Care in Hungary

Social Insurance and Health Care in Hungary Health care in Hungary covers every citizen and resident. That’s due to tax-funded healthcare system – Országos Egészségbiztosítási Pénztár (OEP). Treatment is free for children, pensioners, students, disabled people and priests, but only from doctors within the system. However, there is a fee of HUF 600 (£1.60) per visit and HUF 1 000 (£2.67) at night-time. Országos Egészségbiztosítási Pénztár (OEP) Address: 1139 Budapest, Váci Street 73/a Tel: (1) 350 2001 If you receive a UK state retirement pension or long-term incapacity benefit,...

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Social Life in Hungary

Language One of the unique features of social life in Hungary is experiencing one of the most unique languages in Europe. The language for Hungary is Hungarian, spoken by the vast majority, although there are about 15 languages spoken, including Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese. The Hungarian language is unlike any of the country’s neighbouring languages and is only distantly related to Finnish and Estonian. It is not part of the Indo-European family of languages. The Latin alphabet is used, and there are 41 alphabet letters and groups, where certain letters come...

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Relocating to Hungary from the UK

If you like it big then come to Hungary The fact that is surely moving to Hungary nationals is that their homeland is one of the top 15 holiday destinations in the world, with a capital city reckoned to be one of the most beautiful on the planet. So what else is on the offer? The Hungary is a proud owner of the following records: The second largest thermal lake in the world The largest lake in central Europe (Lake Balaton) The largest natural grassland in...

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Moving to Hungary

My Hungarian wife and I, a mere Englishman, moved "back" to Hungary after four years in the UK. While we had the advantage of having Hungarian family, and so were not quite alone, we still had to do all the things a person moving to Hungary would normally do — get legal help, find a job, buy a house.  Half the fun of moving somewhere new is that things are a bit different, but it's always the small things that trip you up. So I've been asked to write...

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