Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Belarus instead of Azerbaijan, you would:


be 23.1% more likely to be obese

In Azerbaijan, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.


be 83.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Azerbaijan, 6.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

spend 48.0% less on taxes

Azerbaijan has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

be 16.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Azerbaijan, 4.9% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.


be 84.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Azerbaijan, approximately 25.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Azerbaijan, approximately 23.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 34.8% less children

In Azerbaijan, there are approximately 15.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Azerbaijan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas). In Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 66.7% more on education

Azerbaijan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Azerbaijan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Taxes, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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