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Michael Preston

"Since I moved to Budapest I have been attending every InterNations event. That is how I met all my friends here ."

Elin Gustavson

"Great to have found a place on the internet with reliable information and useful tips from other expats living in Budapest."

Our Community of Expatriates in Budapest Is Pleased to Meet You!

Fogadtatás! Welcome to our expat community in Budapest! As a platform created to serve expatriates around the globe, InterNations can help you overcome the difficulties associated with moving to another country. Many expats in Budapest have utilized the wide variety of resources available on our platform while relocating to the Hungarian capital, getting used to life in the city, or both. It might be a very different experience living and working in Budapest, but you certainly won't be on your own. By joining InterNations, you will find answers to all the questions that concern you about your relocation. You can learn about life in Budapest, the best districts to live in, the transport network, the schooling system, and much more. Experienced members are on hand to respond to your queries and help out a fellow expat during what can be a very daunting period of time. InterNations is your entry into Budapest's international community — a way to overcome the language barrier and to discover the Hungarian way of life.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Abu Dhabi or Amsterdam.

Join Our Exciting Events in Budapest

Attend our monthly events and activities for Budapest expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Budapest Expat Guides

  • Moving to Budapest

    Have you ever given a move to Budapest a thought? The Hungarian metropolis is the up-and-coming expat hot spot in Eastern Europe. Start a new life in this historic city with our help. We have information on the most important districts, visa applications, and public transportation.
  • Living in Budapest

    As an expat destination, Budapest is becoming more and more popular. This is not only due to the quality of living in Budapest but also to the diverse culture and new job opportunities there. Read our guide to learn more about the culture, language, apartment search, healthcare and more.
  • Working in Budapest

    Despite the high unemployment rate, more and more expats see living and working in Budapest as a viable option. The city is, after all, Hungary’s economic center with lots of international companies calling it their home. Learn about the economy, the job search, social security, taxation, and more.

Exchange Tips about living in Budapest

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Budapest expat forums.

Learn What It's Like to Live in Budapest

Budapest has a fascinating history and culture, forever to be shaped by the events of the 20th century when it spent over 40 years behind the Iron Curtain. The second city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and one of the most beautiful in Europe, it was part of the Communist Bloc up until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Yet beyond the tower blocks, Budapest retains much of its fine architecture, influenced by various styles. As the economy has revived over the last 25 years, the capital has regained its cosmopolitan spirit, making it a welcoming city to visitors and expats from abroad. Dominated by the magnificent Buda Castle, which sits on the banks of the Danube, Budapest is a stunning urban center. But more so, it is an exciting place to be — an artsy paradise where there is always something going on. Visitors may come to explore the old town, the Turkish baths, the parks and fine boulevards, but they find much more than the historical landmarks and vibrant nightlife. They discover a forward-thinking city, with sprawling suburbs and excellent transport links — a cultural melting pot, with a warm climate, in the heart of Eastern Europe. More people are choosing to move to the Hungarian capital, recognizing a world of opportunities for both work and life.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Beijing, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Become a Part of Our Network for Expats in Budapest

InterNations is a unique community of members who've first gone through an approval process. The platform is built on trust, polite behavior and respect, meaning you can interact in a safe and secure environment. You can seek help and advice from other members who have already settled in Budapest, and get involved in the many social events and activities ongoing in the city. Whether you want to explore the city's fine art, eat out with fellow expats, explore the local jazz scene, or play table tennis, with the InterNations Groups in Budapest there is much to get involved in. Throughout Buda and Pest — whichever side of the river you choose to settle — our members have a thriving, active community. Plus, there's the larger events regularly organized by InterNations to consider, too. You will come across some interesting global minds, people who may just form the basis of your social circle in Budapest.

Michael Preston

"Since I moved to Budapest I have been attending every InterNations event. That is how I met all my friends here ."

Elin Gustavson

"Great to have found a place on the internet with reliable information and useful tips from other expats living in Budapest."

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