Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.2 years less

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

be 32.7% more likely to be obese

In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.


be 60.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

be 50.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.

spend 69.3% less on taxes

Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 22.6% less money

Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.


be 4.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 48.5% more likely to die during infancy

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

Basic Needs

be 29.4% more likely to have internet access

In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Hungary, about 79.3% do.


spend 19.6% less on healthcare

Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Hungary, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

spend 12.2% more on education

Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Hungary spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

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 Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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