Hungary is unique. We completely understand if you are starting a new life here! 🙂 We would like to provide you with as much information as we can, to make your relocation easier.
We are an IT recruitment company, so most of our knowledge is centred around the IT market.
Many foreign companies have set up IT operations or R&D centres in Hungary in recent years. Additionally, numerous small, locally owned hi-tech, innovative companies have also sprung up, many of them entering the global market or acting as suppliers to multinational firms rather than serving the local Hungarian market.
There is a shortage of experienced technology experts in Hungary (well, just like everywhere), particularly ones possessing advanced communication skills in foreign languages and hands-on skills in latest technologies.
While IT salaries in Hungary are lower than in North America or Western Europe they are among the highest paying jobs in Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe as a whole and, have recently been rising quickly. An experienced programmer can earn from €25,000-35,000 per annum up to €60,000 which, taking into account the local property prices and cost of living can mean a relatively high disposable income.