Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hungary instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Health

live 2.6 years less


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 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

pay a 31.8% lower top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 16.6% less money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.

be 44.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hungary, that number is 4.2% as of 2017.

be 53.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Hungary, 12.0 women do as of 2017.

be 80.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.7 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 16.1% less on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. 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 Czech Republic? 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, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.

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