Otthon Centrum has just published the results of their regular annual survey about the living conditions in Hungary. It was revealed that it is District I and V that are the best places to live in Budapest, according to HVG. If someone prefers the countryside, Eger, Veszprém and Tata seem to be the best choices.
It was the third time Otthon Centrum monitored Hungarian cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants from the perspective of quality of life.
Besides Districts I and V, some other ones gained favourable results, including District VI, VII, IX, II and XII. The least preferred areas are the outer regions of the capital, except for District XV, XIX and XXII. The agglomeration settlements are also appropriate for a living.
Eger and Veszprém — which rank as the first two on the list — did well in the past couple of years concerning moving in, not to mention job opportunities.
Despite being in central status both geographically and economically, county seats such as Debrecen, Szeged and Pécs suffer the disadvantages of difficulties with the population travelling back and forth to their workplaces. Therefore, most of the county centres are in the middle of the chart.
In the agglomeration of Budapest, Budaörs and Gödöllő are most favourable, as they both exceeded in the recent years in tempting people. The analysis also highlighted that these life quality charts highly affect real estate prices. This tendency can be clearly seen from the fact that in Budapest, the inner districts have the highest costing housings.
Still, there are cities in Hungary which have lower real estate prices than it would be justified by the settlement’s rank on the list.
Dunaújváros, Gyöngyös or Tata provide more favourable living conditions than some other cities with similar ratings. However, real estate prices still stay lower than the quality of the circumstances.
The analysis also shows that Salgótarján and Kazincbarcika have a much worse reputation than they would deserve based on the rates of employment, education or healthcare. A similar tendency can be observed if we take a look at the ratings of the areas of Budapest from the centre to the outskirts.
Real estate prices are still much higher in the outer areas of the capital and the agglomeration than in the cities in the countryside with similar evaluations. Otthon Centrum highlighted that the source of this phenomenon might be that in the case of Budapest’s outskirts, services are provided by the entire capital, and the neighbouring districts tend to complete each other.
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