The Hungarian Guide - Investing and retiring in Hungary

  • A stunning capital with unique setting A stunning capital with unique setting
  • walking and birdwatching paradise walking and birdwatching paradise
  • undisturbed nature rich in rare species undisturbed nature rich in rare species
  • enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track
  • Teeming with History Teeming with History
  • over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes
  • picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb
  • Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit
  • Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer
  • Tranquil Lake Balaton Tranquil Lake Balaton
  • Lush rolling hills of western Hungary Lush rolling hills of western Hungary
  • buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000.. buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000..
  • horsemen and nature lovers paradise horsemen and nature lovers paradise
  • Europe's second largest freshwater lake Europe's second largest freshwater lake
  • A paradise for watersport enthusiasts A paradise for watersport enthusiasts
  • Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature

UK v Hungary Comparison

UK Hungary
POPULATION 63 million 10 million
     
AREA 242 Sq Km 93 Sq Km
     
POPULATION DENSITY 246 / sq km 108 / sq km
     
NUMBER OF CARS 35 million 3.5 million
     
POPULATION LIVING 80% 68%
IN URBAN ARES    
     
% of POPULATION 71% 95%
CHRISTIAN    
     
HEATH EXPENDITURE 9,3% 8,2%
AS % OF GDP    
     
NUMBER OF HOSPITAL 3,4 7,0
BEDS / 1000 PEOPLE    
     
GDP $2.44 trillion $225 billion
     
GDP GROWTH 2011 1,1% 1,4%
     
PUBLIC DEBT 79,5% 82,6%
AS % OF GDP    
     
AVERAGE INCOME GROSS £29 900 £7 665
     
UNEMPLOYMENT 7,1% 9,3%
     
POPULATION BELOW 14,0% 13,9%
POVERTY LINE    
     
INFLATION RATE 2,0% 1,7%
     
INTEREST RATES 0,5% 2,9%