Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 37.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

be 32.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.

Life

be 70.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 28.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

Expenditures

spend 12.1% more on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% 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 Lithuania? 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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