Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 99.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Hungary, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 15.7 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Hungary, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 70.3% more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Hungary, that number is 26.4% of people.

Economy

make 12.8 times more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Hungary, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 61.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Hungary, that number is 4.4%.

be 79.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Hungary, however, that number is 14.9%.

spend 70.0% less on taxes


Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Hungary, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 96.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Hungary, 17.0 women do.

be 85.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hungary, on the other hand, 4.9 children do.

be 14.6% more likely to be literate


In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5%. In Hungary, it is 99.1%.

have 73.7% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Hungary, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zimbabwe, 40% of the population has electricity access. In Hungary, 100% of the population do.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Hungary, about 79.3% do.

be 30.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Hungary, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 45.2% less on education


Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Hungary spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.6% more on healthcare


Zimbabwe spends 6.4% 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 Zimbabwe? 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, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

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