Cost of Living in Hungary
The cost of living in Hungary is on a par or just below that of other European countries. The larger cities, particularly Budapest, are more expensive than countryside towns; however a general rule of thumb is that if you buy local you will spend less. That being said, Western brands are available and they are not exorbitantly expensive when compared to prices back home. Expats tend to earn higher salaries than their Hungarian counterparts, which affords them a better quality of life.