Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.9 years less

In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 18.9% more likely to be obese

In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.


be 48.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

spend 70.9% less on taxes

Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 33.4% less money

Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.


be 5.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 96.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

have 15.9% less children

In Finland, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 36.1% less on education

Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Hungary spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.7% less on healthcare

Finland spends 9.7% 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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