Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 13.8% less likely to be obese

In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people as of 2016.

live 1.1 years less

In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Croatia, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.


make 18.2% more money

Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900 as of 2017, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,700 as of 2017.

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

In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5% as of 2015.

be 47.6% more likely to be unemployed

In Argentina, 8.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Croatia, that number is 12.4% as of 2017.

pay a 34.9% higher top tax rate

Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2% as of 2016.


be 79.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Argentina, approximately 39.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Croatia, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

have 45.6% fewer children

In Argentina, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Croatia, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.


spend 16.4% less on education

Argentina spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2013.


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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