Living in Budapest is Exciting!
There are 23 different districts in Budapest, which are divided on both sides of the Danube river. The more central downtown districts are numbered V, VI, VII and parts of districts VIII, IX, and XIII on Pest side, and parts of districts I, II, and III on the Buda side of the river.
You can know in which districts an apartment is located by the two middle digits in its zip code. For example – if the zip code of a certain address is 1051, then the apartment is located in the 5th district.
The heart of the city, which is the most central parts of the downtown area. It is located within districts V, VI, and VII in Pest side of the river.
These districts are abundant with sights, landmarks, shops, leisure hangout places, bars, restaurants and excellent public transportation routes.
In recent years, most of the downtown districts in Budapest have undergone massive gentrification and have become one of the more famous hotpots across Europe with hundreds of thousands of foreigners living, studying, working and touring across this small part of the city, making it extremely cosmopolitan with a young, dynamic and electrifying atmosphere.
The city centre itself is not very large, and can be covered relatively easily by foot or by a short metro ride, so it is very accessible to any direction.
For more information about each district click on them!
Friendly Tips For Expats!
As an expat destination, Budapest is becoming more and more popular. This is not only due to the high quality of living in Budapest but also to the diverse culture and new job opportunities here.
A Few Things you should know:
- People in Budapest often speak not only Hungarian but also English and German.
- The cost of living in Budapest is, on the whole, a lot lower than in many Western European countries.
- Rental prices in Budapest vary greatly depending on the area of the city you choose to live in.
- Hungary has a very well-developed healthcare system.
- There are a lot of international schools in Budapest with experience in catering to expat children.
Before choosing your neighborhood, it is highly recommended that you consider your family’s future requirements. Important factors such as office location, proximity to schools, local amenities, as well as unpredictable elements – such as weather – may determine your choice of location.