Quality of Life Comparison

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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. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.

live 3.9 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

spend 62.1% less on taxes


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

make 50.4% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

Life

be 15.5% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

be 21.4% more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

have 28.0% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 56.7% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% 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 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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