Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 8.9 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Australia, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 8.1 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people.

Economy

make 12.0 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $50,300.

be 40.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Australia, that number is 5.6%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Australia, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 96.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Australia, 6.0 women do.

be 86.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Australia, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 35.6% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Australia, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 66.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of the population has electricity access. In Australia, 100% of the population do.

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Australia, about 88.2% do.

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Australia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Australia spends 5.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.4 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Australia, that number is 9.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 44.4 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.

Australia: At a glance

Australia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 7,682,300 sq km. Prehistoric settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia at least 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain (all of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia). Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the Allied effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has become an internationally competitive, advanced market economy due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s and its location in one of the fastest growing regions of the world economy. Long-term concerns include aging of the population, pressure on infrastructure, and environmental issues such as floods, droughts, and bushfires. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, making it particularly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change. Australia is home to 10 per cent of the world's biodiversity, and a great number of its flora and fauna exist nowhere else in the world. In January 2013, Australia assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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