Expats in the CEE region can expect challenges and triumphs, but will undoubtedly learn to love where they live. The number of expats in the CEE region has fluctuated over the years, but a decent number remain today. The expat scene in Budapest is especially lively, since it has a large population of expats. In Budapest there are numerous expat clubs to get involved with. These include the British Women’s Association, the North American Women’s Association, Inter Nations, and many more. There are also clubs for people with specific hobbies, including a hiking groups and groups for sports fans.

Hungary is relatively accessible for expats because of an increased English language knowledge amongst Hungarians in recent years. This same increased usage of English also applies to the rest of the CEE region. In Budapest, there are English language options at the cinema, theatre, and bookshops, making the expat experience relatively easy. There are also several international grocery stores, meaning you can buy foods from home without leaving Budapest.

Inter Relocation’s blog features several stories of expats living in the CEE region and helpful guides for shopping and housing. Visit our blog to make the most of your expat life!

An Expat Guide to the Cost of Living in Budapest

The cost of living in Hungary and more specifically Budapest, is something many expatriates research before taking the plunge and relocating. We present our updated information, based on April 2019 data.

As with a move to any new country, there are many things you need to know about living in Budapest. The internet has a variety of guides for the … Continue Reading

Brexit Town Hall meeting report Budapest – 20th March 2019

The British Embassy hosted a second Brexit Town Hall meeting last Wednesday, 20th March at the Budapest Marriott Hotel. Again, more than 200 UK citizens and other interested parties attended what this time was a more understated meeting. Significantly, the panel included senior figures from all the relevant ministries of the Hungarian government, while the United Kingdom government was

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Inter Relocation supports Tuesday Night Rodeo

As we shared with you last year, Inter Relocation’s owner was once an aspiring musician; so when new Budapest-based band Tuesday Night Rodeo, contacted him to talk about corporate sponsorship, they received a friendly reception. Inter Relocation has taken the decision to continue this fruitful cooperation throughout 2017.

We talked to lead singer Terry Etheridge and Inter Relocation’s owner,

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Expat portrait: Douglas Arnott, professional translator, Chairman of the RBIF

There are some people who quietly go about their business in the background, almost as an “éminence grise”. They work away and live their everyday lives, whilst improving the fortunes of others.

Scottish-born Douglas Arnott, owner of a professional translation office and a translator/interpreter himself by profession, is one such person. Besides his significant daily workload he is the Continue Reading

Stuart McAlister named Vice-President of the European Relocation Association

Stuart McAlister, owner and Managing Director of Inter Relocation has been named as the new Vice-President of the European Relocation Association.

He will hold this prestigious position for two years. Then he will have served the maximum six years that EuRA board members may serve. His time with the executive group of EuRA will end. Stuart will assist and … Continue Reading

A Q­uick and Dirty Guide to Renting an Apartment in Budapest – Part 2

In the first installment of this guide to renting a home in Budapest we looked at the process of actually finding the right property and ensuring that the legal and immigration aspects have been properly covered.

#1. Renting an Apartment in Budapest: Failure may cause problems at the immigration office

Now we’ll look at the terms and conditions you need … Continue Reading

ick and Dirty Guide to Renting an Apartment in Budapest – Part 1

For new arrivals in Budapest, finding an apartment at the right price with the right legal conditions can be a real challenge. Finding a landlord who will respect the terms of the lease agreement you’ll sign further adds to this challenge.

There are plenty of real estate agents, management companies and even English-speaking owners advertising properties for an expatriate audience. … Continue Reading

Inter Relocation Receives Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award for 4th year in a row

(Washington DC October, 2016) — Inter Relocation was honored for its outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2016 Global Network Conference held October in Washington DC.

Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider network. Each year, Cartus recognizes the companies and individuals in the Network who have provided extraordinary service to its customers and clients worldwide.

Inter Relocation Receives Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award for 4th year in a row-Stuart McAlister, company owner Inter Relocation Receives Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award for 4th year in a row

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Inter Relocation Receives Commitment to Excellence Award

Highest Honor Bestowed by Cartus Global Network will Recognize Winner’s Outstanding Service and Performance

The Inter Relocation Group has been named to the short list of finalists for the Cartus Corporation’s Masters Cup Award at its 2016 Global Network Conference to be held on October 3-4, in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Cartus Global Network is … Continue Reading

Salute The Amazing Athletes of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

Every Olympic year since 1960, the Paralympics have been held along with the regular Olympic Games. Take a brief look at how Hungary has performed in these Games.

Hungary has 43 Paralympic athletes competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which run from September 7-18. They compete in such events as swimming, table tennis, wheelchair fencing, Continue Reading