Xpat Portals in Budapest

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, several English-language portals and websites in Budapest provided valuable information for expats living in or planning to move to Budapest. Keep in mind that the availability and quality of resources may change over time, so it's a good idea to check the most recent sources and reviews. Here are some popular English portals and resources for expats in Budapest:

1. **XpatLoop** (www.xpatloop.com):
   - XpatLoop is a comprehensive portal catering to the international community in Hungary, including Budapest. It offers news, event listings, and information on various aspects of expat life, such as housing, healthcare, education, and entertainment.

2. **Budapest Expats** (www.budapestexpats.com):
   - Budapest Expats is a community-driven website and forum where expats share their experiences, advice, and tips about living in Budapest. It covers a wide range of topics, from practical information to social events.

3. **InterNations Budapest Community** (www.internations.org/budapest-expats):
   - InterNations is a global expat community, and they have a dedicated section for Budapest. It's a platform where expats can connect, ask questions, and find information about life in Budapest.

4. **Budapest Local** (www.budapestlocal.com):
   - While primarily a travel website, Budapest Local provides valuable insights into local culture, events, and experiences, which can be useful for expats looking to immerse themselves in the city.

5. **Expats Hungary** (www.expats.hu):
   - Expats Hungary offers practical information on topics like legal matters, healthcare, education, and housing in Budapest. It also has a forum where expats can ask questions and share advice.

6. **We Love Budapest** (welovebudapest.com):
   - This English-language portal covers various aspects of life in Budapest, including dining, entertainment, events, and local culture. While it's not exclusively for expats, it can be a valuable resource for newcomers.

7. **The Budapest Times** (www.budapesttimes.hu):
   - The Budapest Times is an English-language newspaper that covers news and events in Budapest and Hungary. It can provide expats with insights into current affairs and local news.

8. **Facebook Groups**:
   - There are several Facebook groups dedicated to expats in Budapest. Examples include "Expats in Budapest" and "Budapest Expats Club," where members often share information and seek advice.

Please note that the availability and relevance of these resources may have changed since my last update in September 2021. It's a good practice to explore these websites and communities, read reviews, and join relevant social media groups to stay updated and connected with the expat community in Budapest.