Are you new in Budapest or do you plan to move here? Are there any questions which you would like to ask locals or expats who live here? There are several groups on Facebook, which could help you to get familiar with the city (or country in general), find the job, buy or sell something or keep you posted, when it comes to some cool events. How about to have them all in one post?
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Hungary EXPATS – one of the biggest group in Budapest, which works like google. You ask a question and within few minutes somebody replies. This is one of the most useful group, as members there, are really active. You can ask any question related to Hungary, either you are looking for a shop/restaurant or you need to apply for resident permit, or simply you are new in town and wish to hang out with some people. This group has certain rules, which you can read in the description, but nothing scary, just be polite and don’t spam!
Looking for a job in Hungary? Nothing easier, follow Jobs in Budapest. More than 10 K members, everyday new job offers in Budapest or other cities in Hungary. If you are looking for a job, you can also post an ad, there. You should also check out: www.budapestjobs.net.
Another website which offers a lot of jobs in Hungary and other countries is Europe Language Jobs.
If you would like to work in a Budapest- based start up , you should join this group: Budapest Startup Jobs. Admin of the group ensures, that “startup guys, founders, developer rock stars, UX/UI artists, product people, marketing wizards, sales hustlers, business development superheroes, and of course recruiters as well are welcome to join.” What are you waiting for?.
Looking for an apartment to rent?
You have to know that in Hungary, we have two types of rent fees – one for Hungarians and the other ones for foreigners. I don’t need to mention, that if you are a foreigner, you will be paying nearly 30% more, than an average Hungarian would pay for the same flat. Why? Because everyone assumes that you are rich, so you can afford this price. I struggled a lot, when I had to look for apartment here in the past, and I would not say I lived in a super good conditions (I had better accommodation, when I was a student in Poland, than a worker here) but as they say: ‘whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.
I can advise you to join: Budapest, Hungary Apartments Rentals, if you wish to rent a flat or check out: http://www.renterly.com/roomster, if you are looking for a flatmate, roommate, entire flat or just a room.
Selling or buying?
We have in Budapest many groups, where you can buy used products or sell them. Starting with the biggest one: Used stuff for sale in Budapest. I had many successful trades, while using this group. It has more than 70 K members and you can find there almost any items you want! Plus you can get rid off your old stuff as well!.
How about clothes? I guess this is more related to any woman, and her never ending story: I don’t have anything to wear! Or rather, I have too many clothes, that I don’t know what to wear. If you wish to get rid off your clothes, you should join: Used clothes for sale in Budapest or UsedUnused clothes for sale/ give away in Budapest group. You can also do a budget-friendly shopping. I am the Queen of those groups, constantly selling something!
Would you like to sell any furniture, that you don’t need anymore? Or you move into new, rather empty apartment and need some cheap pieces on the beginning? Follow: Used furniture for sale in Budapest!.
There is one more great group, which you definitely should join: Skills Exchange Budapest! This is a place where you can find what you need just by offering any of your skills! Instead of paying for a service—whether you need an accountant or carpenter or Spanish lessons—imagine you pay with something else: your own time and your own skills. Each hour you give your skills to someone else, you earn an hour you can spend with someone else. Win-Win deal where you don’t have to pay!
If you wish to know more about cool events, bars/restaurants/coffee places, or generally what is going on in the city, follow: We Love Budapest or drop me a line!.