Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 21.9% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 41.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1%.

spend 53.4% more on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.

Life

be 86.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 65.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 32.3% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.2% more likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 11.9% more on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.7% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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