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5 reasons why this European country is a great destination for digital nomads


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As digital nomads continue to spread across the globe, it seems like every day a new country makes headlines for being the best place for remote workers to come and set up shop for a while.

Since there is no shortage of great places for digital nomads to choose from, no matter the continent, the news that a country could be the next option is always welcome for remote workers.

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While Europe has numerous countries that offer digital nomad visas, with lower cost of living and many other benefits that attract digital nomads, some countries rise to the top.

For example, take the central European country of Hungary, a recent favorite for remote workers for numerous reasons.

Why is Hungary gaining a following in the digital nomad community these days? Well, there are many reasons, and to be honest, there aren’t too many reasons why this beautiful, diverse country is No perfect for remote workers.

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Here are 5 reasons why Hungary is a great destination for digital nomads:


Easily the main attraction of this central European country is its impressive capital, Budapest. Long famous and loved by travelers, this historic city has recently been gaining ground among digital nomads from all over the world.

Recently, a new study classified Budapest as one of the top three cities in the world for remote workers, based on prices and cost of living, as well as the city’s creative vibe.

Budapest also has good internet connection, ample public Wi-Fi and a wide range of coworking options to choose from, not to mention plenty of cafes where you can log in while people watching.

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2. Economic

The capital city of Hungary, Budapest, has been on several lists in the recent press, including a budget option and a destination where your US dollar will stretch further.

While cheap for a vacation, both Budapest and Hungary as a whole are affordable options for digital nomads looking for a European country without breaking the bank.

Although most digital nomads in Hungary choose Budapest, many also find Lake Blaaton, located in the western part of the county, to be an excellent choice. The stunning nature and rolling hills of this wine region are proving popular with those who want to get out of this city without breaking the bank.

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3. The best digital nomad visa in Europe?

The Hungary digital nomad visa is officially known as the White Card and is known to be the cheapest and easiest digital nomad visa to obtain in all of Europe.

Available to those coming from non-EEA countries, the white card grants a stay of up to two years and applies to those who work remotely and have a valid employment contact with an employer outside of Hungary.

Among other standard requirements, applicants must prove a monthly income of at least €2,000 per month, a much lower figure than in other popular European countries.

Please note that this white card is intended for single applicants only and does not support spouses or dependents.

Tourist in the old town of Szentendre, Hungary

4. Location

As one of the most underrated countries for digital nomads, Hungary offers an ideal location in terms of its position relative to many other destinations for when you have time to get away and explore neighboring countries.

Surrounded by other impressive hotspots such as Romania, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, and Serbia, the options for traveling from Hungary are endless. Not to mention the low-cost airlines that connect the county’s major airport hubs to the outside of the country for next to nothing.

For those who live in Budapest, the possibilities to get out into the countryside and explore on your days off are plentiful, and trains and buses make such trips cheap and easy.

Little village Hollókő Holloko spring time in Hungary

5. Security

Often places that are known to be cheap are also known to not be the safest destinations, and luckily this is not the case in Hungary.

Even in its capital, Budapest, crime rates are low, and most who come here, whether for vacation or for a longer period, cite safety as the main reason they stay here.

Of course, it is suggested to practice all normal precautions, but in general, digital nomads who come to Hungary report having a safe experience.

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