Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years longer


In Hungary, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 29.8% more money


Hungary has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Hungary, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 41.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


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

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


Hungary has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 70.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Hungary, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 32.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Hungary, approximately 4.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

Expenditures

spend 21.6% more on healthcare


Hungary spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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