Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hungary instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 37.1% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

be 54.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.

spend 50.0% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 68.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 70.8% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

be 12.6% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Hungary, it is 99.1%.

have 44.4% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Hungary, about 79.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.4% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Hungary spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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