Moving to Hungary
Bishop’s Move are experts in international moves of all sorts, and that includes removals to Hungary. Whether you’re relocating to the booming metropolis of Budapest, to a smaller like Eger, or one of the charming country villages, Bishop’s Move has the experience and knowledge to make sure every step of your move is seamless and goes perfectly to plan.
As a removals company, we can, of course, pack up and move your belongings - but we can offer so much more. We can guide you through the whole process, including the immigration process. Our team is highly experienced and knowledgeable and can advise you on the visa process, foreign exchange and any other questions you may have about moving to Hungary.
It’s easy to get started - all you have to do is contact Bishop’s Move so that we can arrange your free moving house survey. After this, we can send out one of our experienced international moving consultants who will visit you at your home. They will walk you through every step of the process, answer any questions you may have and evaluate the size of your move. Then we will be able to provide you with a custom quote for your move. Then we can agree on a date for your move and begin the exciting process with you.
Wherever in Europe you are moving house to, this useful guide will help you prepare for your move.
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Quality of Life
While Hungary is known to have a better than average work-life balance, and an average employment rate, according to the Better Life Index, it ranks below average in some other areas. Life expectancy in Hungary is 4 years lower than the average, and education standards are also lower than average.
Universal healthcare is free and of a strong standard and the infrastructure has been greatly improved in recent years. Maternity leave benefits are also better than in many other countries, as mothers are given full pay for the first six months of leave, then only slightly reduced for up to six months. As with any country, there are pros and cons - but for the most part, the vast majority of people living in Hungary are happy with their quality of life.
Life in Hungary as a whole is more affordable than the UK. Day to day necessities like clothing and food for one cost less, as do leisure activities and many consumer products. This is why many people on holiday in Hungary find that the GBP goes a lot further. But if you’re planning to move to Hungary and will be working, it’s worth noting that salaries and wages are also lower. The average wage in Hungary (as of Spring 2018) is equivalent to approximately £950 per month, though due to currency conversion this amount will go further than it would in the UK.
If you are working for a very large global company or are living the expat lifestyle where your employer pays much of your expensive, you are likely to live more than comfortably.
Housing is slightly more affordable in Hungary, though property costs are on the rise. As is typical for most countries, housing in large cities, particularly in Budapest, is much more expensive. On average, housing in the city of Budapest can be up to twice as expensive as housing in other cities and non-urban areas.