Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.5 years less


In Guernsey, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 43.8% less money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

Life

be 44.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

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 Guernsey? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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