Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 16.6% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% 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 Latvia, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 32.1% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

spend 34.3% less on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Latvia, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

be 11.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Latvia, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 65.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Latvia, 18.0 women do.

be 46.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 41.9% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, there are 9.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.8% more likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 10.2% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 22.9% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Latvia, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 90.0% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

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


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

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