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With a very low cost of living, beautiful setting along the Danube River and endless sights and activities to keep you busy, Hungary's capital city has a great amount of appeal. With a variety of outside influences, the city is full of stunning architecture and a richness in culture everywhere you look and the center is a UNESCO site. From famous thermal bathhouses to quaint cafes and outdoor terraces, life here is relaxed, peaceful and multicultural. Rent is inexpensive for Europe, it's an easy city to navigate and meeting others is rarely an issue. It's also a great base for exploring the rest of the country as well as other countries in the region.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 474003 1600 1354 ${ selected_currency } per month in Budapest, with an average rent of 192472 650 550 ${ selected_currency }.
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 192472 650 550
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 41556 140 119
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 78000 263 223
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 11333 38 32
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 46383 157 133
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 3413 12 10
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 14000 47 40
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 10500 35 30
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 5000 17 14
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 9333 32 27
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 2820 10 8
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 16435 55 47
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 14358 48 41
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 18500 62 53
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 9900 33 28
${ selected_currency } 474003 1600 1354
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
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For accommodation, Budapest offers many interesting options depending on your personality. - Belváros-Lipótváros is the best area to stay in Budapest for sight-seeing. - Terézváros is the best area to stay in Budapest for a hit of culture. - Erzsébetváros (The Jewish Quarter) is the best area to stay in if you want to party all night. - Józsefváros is the best area to stay in Budapest for channeling your inner hipster. - Újlipótváros is the best area to stay in Budapest for relaxing with locals.
By Michael P. Where to live
One of my favorite cafes to work at is Magvető Café and a lot of people come here to get some work done. They have theatre-like seatings (besides the regular tables) making things cozier. Massolit Books & Café is a Jewish bookshop cafe, ideal to concentrate. Madal Café near Szabadság Square is a real laptop-friendly place. It’s a favorite hangout of digital nomads and was elected as serving one of the best specialty coffees in the world, according to Lonely Planet’s “Global Coffee Tour”.
By Michael P. Workspaces
If you're looking for some great coworking spaces in Budapest, my top options are: Kaptar - It is a great place to work where you will find locals and international guests. Urban Lobby is a hybrid solution to CoWorkers. Half airport lounge, half hipster cafe. Finally, Impact Hub is a global network of CoWorking spaces with 101 hubs all around the world.
By Eva F. Workspaces
If you like sports, you can go rowing to the Danube. It's one of my favorite exercise options in the city. Head to the Danubius National Rowing Club and you can get all set up.
By Isaac H. General
Budapest is a safe city, especially for foreigners. Travelers just need to avoid areas that are risky for walking alone at night such as the outer part of district s VII, VIII, and IX. As a general rule of thumb avoid poorly lit streets and underpasses. Keep in mind that drink spiking in the strip clubs and overpricing normal goods are common scams in Budapest.
By Isaac H. Safety
Average weather in Budapest
Most common months to visit: March - June, September - November
What to know
Main airport
Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD)
Tap water
10 - 15% at restaurants and bars
Taxi apps
Bolt, Fotaxi