Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.8% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.

live 1.2 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 16.7% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 24.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

be 53.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

spend 34.9% more on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.

Life

be 84.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

have 46.7% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 22.0% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 62.5% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 17.0% more coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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


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

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