Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Denmark instead of Australia, you would:

Health

be 32.1% less likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

live 1.5 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Denmark, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 24.0% higher top tax rate


Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Denmark, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

have 10.5% fewer children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Denmark, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.8% more likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Denmark, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 43.4% more on education


Australia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 71.6% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark compared to Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, Danish Central Tax Administration.

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