Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.8 years less


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 24.5% more likely to be obese


In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.

Economy

be 25.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

be 29.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.

spend 25.0% less on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 88.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 28.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

have 10.9% less children


In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 16.4% less on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Hungary spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.6% more on healthcare


Estonia spends 6.4% 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 Estonia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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