Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hungary instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 8.8 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 23.9% more likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.

Economy

make 8.0 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 59.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.

spend 64.3% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 76.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

Life

be 92.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 54.4% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Hungary, it is 99.1%.

be 86.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

have 62.0% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Hungary, 100% of the population do.

be 8.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Hungary, about 79.3% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Hungary, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 72.1% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% 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 Papua New Guinea? 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, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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