Moving to Budapest
Are you planning on moving to Budapest? The city only emerged from behind the Iron Curtain two decades ago. It is the capital and largest city in Hungary with a population of approximately 1.74 million people.
It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is much more cosmopolitan than you might expect. The economy of the city is based on banking and finance, tourism, retailing, real estate advertising and the arts.
Local Information if Moving to Budapest
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Budapest
Most expats moving to Budapest tend to rent a property and because of the language barrier, it is preferable to enlist the services of a letting agent. Expats with family generally tend to favour the Buda side of the city, where there a number of houses with gardens available to rent.
The west side of the river is more suited to single expats without children, here you will find more apartments for rent and it is much closer to the business districts, so there will be less of a commute. Accommodation in Budapest is more affordable than many other European capital cities.
The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.capitalrealestate.hu/
Schools if moving to Budapest
Most expats will choose to send their children to one of the private or international schools in Budapest. It is mandatory for all children to attend school between the ages of five and sixteen.
Most international schools will follow major European curricula such as the International Baccalaureate (IB). Expats with young children will be pleasantly surprised by the number of kindergarten and nursery schools.
International kindergartens are able to offer exceptional care and usually have native English-speaking teachers. The following site can help you find an appropriate school in Budapest: http://hro.ceu.edu/schools-and-nurseries
Travel If Moving to Budapest
The Danube River splits the city of Budapest into two areas, Buda and Pest. The city is easily walkable but there is also an excellent public transport system, managed by the Budapest Transport Limited Company (BKV) and making owning a car unnecessary. The transport system consisting of buses, trolley-buses, trams, a metro system and taxis making it easy to travel around the city.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Budapest
The official currency of Hungary is still the Hungarian Forint (HUF) and not the Euro, even though Hungary has been a member of the EU since 2004.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
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