Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Hungary, that number is 77 years (73 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 14.3% more likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 14.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hungary, that number is 4.2% as of 2017.

be 15.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9% as of 2015.

pay a 53.1% lower top tax rate


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 6.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Hungary, 12.0 women do as of 2017.

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 Poland? 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

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