Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.1 years longer

In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 74 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 17.5% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.


make 2.3 times more money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 63.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

be 46.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes

Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.


be 48.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 34.3% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Hungary, it is 99.1%.

be 74.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 19.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

have 69.6% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Hungary, about 79.3% do.


spend 21.1% more on education

Egypt spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Hungary spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 32.1% more on healthcare

Egypt spends 5.6% 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 Egypt? 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, Egyptian Tax Authority.


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