Are you thinking about moving to Central Europe? Looking for a job far from your home, or taking your work with you abroad? Whatever the reasons might be, Central Europe has a vast palette of amazing places to move to. There are several things to consider when relocating to a foreign country. This article will help you with just that by giving you the pros and cons of the most popular destinations in Central Europe.
Let’s start with Hungary. Who wouldn’t want to live and work in the breathtakingly beautiful city of Budapest? The Hungarian capital is one of the most loved cities of Europe, and for a number of reasons. But how affordable is it? And how about safety?
Budapest is affordable if you come from, say, New York, as the cost of living is approximately 55 percent lower in the Hungarian capital than in the US city. However, Budapest is not as cheap as it used to be. If you want to move here, you will need a budget of around HUF 200,000-250,000 (EUR 490-615) monthly, not including rent.
Hungary has a relatively low crime rate, but uncomfortable instances like petty theft, pickpocketing and tourist scams do occur, especially in the capital city.
The charming city of Bratislava awaits tourists and expats alike. There are plenty of things to do in the Slovakian capital city and countless opportunities for those planning to work there. Due to its dynamic job market, finding work in Bratislava has never been easier.
EU citizens, fortunately, don’t have to apply for a work permit in order to work in Bratislava.
Finding accommodation in a foreign country might be hard sometimes – but not if you move to the Slovakian capital! Find apartments for rent in Bratislava with the help of the Expat Experts Agency easily.
Another magnificent capital city in the heart of Europe which could be a perfect choice for you to move to and work in. The Polish capital offers an affordable, safe and pleasant expat experience. What is more, you don’t have to worry about getting around either, as Warsaw offers perfect public transport links throughout the whole city.
Generally, the city is safe, but there are some places where you should be more careful (e.g. the Praga district, which is an area that is known to be a bit more dangerous). If you plan to get around the city by bicycle, make sure to get a good lock and leave it in a place that is more lively so you minimise the chances of it being stolen.
Whichever country, whichever city you choose, know that you will be welcomed with open arms. Life as an expat in a foreign country can and will be hard at first, but you will get used to it with time and it will most likely be the experience of a lifetime.