Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Greece instead of Angola, you would:


be 89.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Angola, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Greece, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 20.5 years longer

In Angola, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese

In Angola, 8.2% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.


make 4.1 times more money

Angola has a GDP per capita of $6,800, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Angola, 6.6% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

spend 2.8 times more on taxes

Angola has a top tax rate of 17.0%. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0%.


be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Angola, approximately 477.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 37.4% more likely to be literate

In Angola, the literacy rate is 71.1%. In Greece, it is 97.7%.

be 93.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Angola, approximately 67.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 81.0% fewer children

In Angola, there are approximately 44.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.3 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Angola, 30% of the population has electricity access. In Greece, 100% of the population do.

be 5.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Angola, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.

be 2.0 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Angola, approximately 49% of people have improved drinking water access (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas). In Greece, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 2.5 times more on healthcare

Angola spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.


see 8.5 times more coastline

Angola has a total of 1,600 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece compared to Angola? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, GSIS, Greece.


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