At a Glance: Teaching English in Hungary
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At a Glance: Teaching English in Hungary

Most ESL teaching positions here are in Budapest, Hungary's capital, a city full of UNESCO world heritage sites. This enchanting city is an eclectic mix of Baroque, neoclassical, and art nouveau architecture, and has long served as a haven for writers, artists, and musicians. Its natural features are no less impressive, including the Danube River and 150 thermal spas, some of which date back to the Roman era.

Monthly Salary*:
148,000 - 370,000 HUF
580 - 1,440 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
1,000 - 5,000 HUF
4.00 - 19.50 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 15%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 1,070 CAD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Rarely included
Holidays: Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): September, January, or year round
Application Timeline: 1 - 4 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate

Other Eastern Europe Countries:

Bulgaria ~ Czech Republic ~ Georgia ~ Hungary ~ Poland ~ Romania ~ Slovakia ~ Turkey

Budapest serves as Hungary's cultural and economic hub; the whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage site! Though the government is strict about having a work permit to teach in the country, beautiful castles, abundant wine regions, and over 1,000 thermal springs are just a few of the surprising benefits of teaching English in Hungary.


The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Job Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Hungary and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.