What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Pretty much anything you can think of will be available in Budapest.
Please contact Crown Budapest for specific information on the city's cost of living.
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Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
No, people of all sizes can probably find clothes in Budapest. Also, keep in mind that by Western
European standards, tailor-made items are not that expensive in Hungary.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
Tesco Express, CBA, Lidl, Aldi, Profi and Groby are the biggest grocery store chains. You can find them everywhere in the country.
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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
You can find special shops for individual items, but the large stores listed below (found in shopping
centers) tend to carry everything in one place. They are generally open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Some are even open around the clock:

  • IKEA
  • Kika
  • Praktiker
  • Bricostore
  • Baumax
  • Auchan
  • Tesco

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What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
You have many choices, including either Hungarian or international shops. Most shops are open from
8 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. and you will also find some stores open around the clock.
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Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.