Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 6.9 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people.

Economy

make 5.2 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,700.

spend 66.7% less on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

be 55.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Bulgaria, 11.0 women do.

be 73.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

be 35.2% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Bulgaria, it is 98.4%.

have 53.7% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 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 Bulgaria, 100% of the population do.

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

be 14.4% 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 Bulgaria, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 64.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Bulgaria spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.0 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bulgaria, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 39.0% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria 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 Revenue Agency, Bulgaria, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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