Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 11.7% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people.

live 2.6 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 23.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

spend 71.4% less on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

Life

be 78.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bulgaria, 11.0 women do.

be 14.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 47.9% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.8% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.5% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Bulgaria spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 75.0% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bulgaria, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.9% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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