Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 18.4% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 41.1% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 40.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Poland, that number is 4.8%.

be 31.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6%.

Life

be 94.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Poland, 3.0 women do.

be 55.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 43.1% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Poland, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 16.9% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Poland spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 33.3% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Poland, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 91.2% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.

Poland: At a glance

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,255 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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