I was completely taken aback in a moment when I bought my ventolin for 89 HUF only. Originally, it was for 1,630 HUF but the pharmacist gave me a discount because I have a Hungarian National Health Card.
This experience made me think of living here until I get on in years. I am aware of the high taxes I pay every month but every forint that's been taken out from my gross income is being materialized. I am confident that I can benefit from paying taxes - be it in the discounted medicines, free health check-up, or document processing. In the Philippines, it pains my heart to see that the money the government has taken from us through paying taxes were just used to buy properties for the corrupt officials or signature bags for their wives and daughters (above all this one makes me really mad).