Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hungary instead of Canada, you would:

Health

be 10.2% less likely to be obese


In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people as of 2016.

live 6.7 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Hungary, that number is 77 years (73 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 33.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hungary, that number is 4.2% as of 2017.

pay a 54.5% lower top tax rate


Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 38.8% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.

be 58.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 20.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Hungary, 12.0 women do as of 2017.

have 13.7% fewer children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hungary, there are 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 16.4% less likely to have internet access


In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hungary, about 76.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 11.3% less on education


Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Hungary spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Hungary: At a glance

Hungary is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 89,608 sq km. Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called "Goulash Communism." Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU five years later. In 2011, Hungary assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the EU for the first time.

How big is Hungary compared to Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary, Canada Revenue Agency.

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