Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hungary instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 27.1% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people as of 2016.

live 3.6 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 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.

Economy

pay a 62.1% lower top tax rate


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 50.5% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.

Life

be 36.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Hungary, 12.0 women do as of 2017.

be 11.3% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.7 children do as of 2020.

have 29.0% fewer children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hungary, there are 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.8% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hungary, about 76.1% do as of 2018.

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 United States? 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 Service.

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