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Hungary’s relatively low cost of living makes it an ideal country to reside in as a digital nomad. According to Numbeo, a one-bedroom flat in the city centre costs £366 a month. There are decent transport connections throughout the country, especially in Budapest.

It has a lot of significant cultural landmarks such as the parliament building, Buda Castle and The River Danube. It also has the greatest number of thermal springs in the world.

Enjoy wine in Tokaj, one of Hungary’s most well-known wine regions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Traditional food largely consists of meat and dairy, with a soup to start – and of course, a spot of goulash.

Name of visa: White Card – Residency for Digital Nomads

Length of stay: One year

Can I extend my stay? Yes


  • Passport, valid for at least six months after the visa expires
  • Completed visa application form
  • Two passport-sized photos following Schengen guidelines
  • Proof that you will work remotely for a company registered outside Hungary
  • Proof of health insurance for your entire stay in Hungary, covering medical costs
  • Proof of accommodation

Minimum salary: €2,000 per month (£1,760)

How to apply: Via an appointment at your nearest Hungarian embassy or consulate

See also: A guide to working in the Budapest tech scene

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Anna Jordan

Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.

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