Every country is different. There is a different history, different culture and different traditions. As a result, if we visit a country or move abroad, we will surely have interesting observations about the new country. What is the impression of foreigners about Hungary? How difficult is it to live in Hungary as a foreigner?
We are looking for answers to these questions. We summarise the Youtube video selections of foreigners living in Hungary in order to get an authentic answer to our questions.
In the first video, Raf Rasenberg, a Dutch man, talks about his experiences. Raf highlighted three things that surprised him about Hungary. The first thing he highlighted is how much slower the Hungarian cashiers are than in the Netherlands. Which positively surprised him, what good weather it is in Hungary. The sun is shining a lot, it is rarely freezing, and the rains is not as bad as in his own country.
The third huge difference for him was the big gap between the Hungarian and Dutch salaries.
He knew there would be less hourly pay, but when he applied for a job, and it turned out he was earning less than € 4 an hour, he was completely shocked.
In the following video, there is an American couple. They share their experiences on the Lifey channel. The couples first highlight November 1st as All Saints’ Day. It is entirely different from American Halloween in many ways. They were told how safe they felt, thanks to good public lighting and public safety as well. In addition,
public transport was praised for making it cheap and easy to get anywhere.
They loved Hungarian cuisine. Their favourite was “chicken paprikás”, but they missed having less beef than their home country. It was strange for the American couple that if there is a holiday in Hungary, all the shops are closed.
The third video shows Charlie from the UK, who works in Budapest. Charlie came to Hungary 6 years ago. Charlie says that it is easy to live in Hungary because everything is cheap. For example, he goes to all sorts of concerts, which are much more expensive in the UK. He also mentions the weather. Summer is warm, and there is a lot more snow in winter than in the UK. His favourite is autumn and spring, which are gorgeous. Charlie talks about safety, as does the American couple.
“This is one of the safest cities I’ve ever lived in,”
he says. However, returning to health care, he said that many Hungarian doctors are moving abroad. Finally, Charlie points out that we can easily get to Budapest cheaply, so do not hesitate!.