Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 6.8 times more likely to be obese

In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.


make 4.5 times more money

Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 75.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 76.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes

Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.


be 97.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 37.0% more likely to be literate

In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

be 88.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 45.2% less children

In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 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 Belarus, 100% of the population do.

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 14.7% 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 Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 100.0% more on education

Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare

Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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