Most of Hungary is a fertile, rolling plain lying east of the Danube River and drained by the Danube and Tisza rivers. In the extreme northwest is the Little Hungarian Plain. Since 1989, Hungary has been a democratic parliamentary republic, and today it is considered a developed country with a high-income economy. Hungary is one of the thirty most popular tourist destinations in the world, attracting 10.2 million tourists a year (2011).
Hungary is located in Central Europe. The country's capital of Budapest is also its largest city. Many people interested in Central European cultural travel to Budapest to study and learn at any of the higher education facilities. Hungary is bordered by Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Slovenia, Austria, and Serbia. Most people speak Hungarian, though many also speak English in the capital city.
Though once a world power, the country has become less political and more of a tourism base in recent years. It is one of the 30 most visited areas in the world, with more than 10 million people visiting annually. It also has the second largest thermal lake in the world. This high-income economic country has plenty to offer those who wish to study overseas.
If you plan to visit Hungary for the first time, plan to bring cool clothing during the summer months. The area has low humidity, mainly because it is a landlocked country. However, during the summer months, showers are somewhat frequent. Temperatures can be very high. Winters can be snowy, though some are much drier and, therefore, more mild than cold. If you visit Pecs, which is a southern area of the country, you will enjoy more of a Mediterranean climate.
Overall, Hungary is a diverse country with plenty to offer visitors and students alike. The income of this economic is moderate to high. It is an open economy, and a part of the European Union. More than 80 percent of the gross domestic product here comes from the private sector. The currency here is the forint however, as a member of the European Union the country now trades in Euros.
Cost of Living
In terms of the cost of living here, you will find that this ranges. Costs are higher in Budapest, which is a large and modern city. There, you will find that, compared to Europe's more high-end countries that Hungary is lower on the list. What costs $1.95 in Switzerland will cost about $0.75 in Hungary.