Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Belarus instead of Algeria, you would:


be 10.6% less likely to be obese

In Algeria, 27.4% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

live 4.0 years less

In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 77 years (76 years for men, 78 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).


make 24.3% more money

Algeria has a GDP per capita of $15,200, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 91.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Algeria, 11.7% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 75.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Algeria, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 62.9% less on taxes

Algeria has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.


be 97.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Algeria, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 24.3% more likely to be literate

In Algeria, the literacy rate is 80.2%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

be 81.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Algeria, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 53.6% fewer children

In Algeria, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 65.7% more likely to have internet access

In Algeria, approximately 42.9% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 19.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Algeria, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 20.8% less on healthcare

Algeria spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 16.3% more on education

Algeria spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Algeria? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Direction Générale des Impôts, Algeria.


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