About Budapest - Article, 8 August

Living in Budapest

Planning on living in Budapest? Check out this blog for useful tips and guides!

Recent years show a significant and steady increase in the numbers of students living in Budapest whom are looking to obtain higher education in Hungary, focusing mainly in the major cities of Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen and Pecs, and of expatriates residing within Budapest as part of their employment training and career development. This quick guide below will help you get around the city of easily and point out some useful key features to help you with the day-to-day activities, finding flats for rent in Budapest, and enjoying the vivid night life of the Hungarian capital.

About Budapest:

Considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest is divided by the banks of the Danube River to two parts: Buda, which is situated on the western bank of the Danube River, abundant with Celtic and Roman ruins, characterized by a hilly terrain, and famous for its historic Castle Hill and pastoral residential area, and Pest, the vivid central part of the city, located on the plans of the east bank and famous for its cultural diversity and vivid nightlife scene.

Since its union in 1873, the city has been well renowned as the location of one of the most beautiful World Heritage sites, filled with cinemas, cafes, festivals, sports events, theaters, pubs, clubs and restaurants. The atmosphere of the city is very cosmoplitan, making it a sought after destinatin by tens of thousands of international students and expatriates.

There are many univesrsities in Budapest, some of the most famous ones are Semmelweis Medical University, szent istvan veterinary university, the Technical University or the Franz Liszt University of Musical Studies. Budapest’s abundant academic life housed many students from various countries on their foreign-language courses, and most of the foreigners living in Budapest rent apartments in districts 5,6,7,8,9 and 12, which are located in Pest.

There are around 150,000 foreigners living in Hungary, coming from all around the world, with a substantial increase in the number of people moving to Hungary from Asia, with a total amount which more than doubled over the last decade. Within this group, there’s a substantial growing number of Chinese citizens, whom now constitute about more than 30% of the total number of Asian expats in the area. In addition to foreigners living in Budapest, there’s also a growing trend with many older European nationals who opt to spend their retirement years in Hungary and prefer the more quaint countryside.

In this blog you’ll find many helpful articles which cover various topics for living in Budapest,  such as the difference between the various districts and where to find apartments to rent based on your allocated budget, as well as upload your own apartments or spare rooms to let in case your’e an owner looking to rent a property or find rooms and flatmates to share a place with.