Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.4 years longer

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

be 25.4% less likely to be obese

In Hungary, 26.4% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 69.2% more money

Hungary has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 10.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Hungary, 14.9% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

be 31.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Hungary, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 3.7 times more on taxes

Hungary has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


be 64.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Hungary, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 18.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Hungary, approximately 4.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 16.7% more children

In Hungary, there are approximately 9.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.3% more likely to have internet access

In Hungary, approximately 79.3% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.


spend 65.2% more on education

Hungary spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 45.9% more on healthcare

Hungary spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark compared to Hungary? 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, Danish Central Tax Administration.


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