Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Hungary, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 9.1 years longer

In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese

In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.


make 6.3 times more money

Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 63.0% less likely to be unemployed

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

be 38.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.

spend 40.0% less on taxes

Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.


be 94.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Ghana, approximately 319.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 29.4% more likely to be literate

In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6%. In Hungary, it is 99.1%.

be 86.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Ghana, approximately 35.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

have 70.5% fewer children

In Ghana, there are approximately 30.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 38.9% more likely to have access to electricity

In Ghana, 72% of the population has electricity access. In Hungary, 100% of the population do.

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Ghana, approximately 34.7% of the population has internet access. In Hungary, about 79.3% do.

be 12.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ghana, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas). In Hungary, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 25.8% less on education

Ghana spends 6.2% of its total GDP on education. Hungary spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare

Ghana spends 3.6% 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 Ghana? 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, Ghana Revenue Authority.


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