Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 4.3 times more likely to be obese

In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.


make 76.6% more money

China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

spend 66.7% less on taxes

China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 12.8% more likely to be unemployed

In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

be 4.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.


be 37.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 59.2% less likely to die during infancy

In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

have 26.8% fewer children

In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 49.1% more likely to have internet access

In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Hungary, about 79.3% do.


spend 34.5% more on healthcare

China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Hungary, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

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 China? 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, State Administration of Taxation.


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