Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Croatia, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 6.8 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.9 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2017, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,700 as of 2017.

be 19.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5% as of 2015.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Croatia, that number is 12.4% as of 2017.

pay a 57.3% higher top tax rate


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2% as of 2016.

Life

be 95.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Croatia, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 34.4% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 73.9% as of 2018. In Croatia, it is 99.3% as of 2015.

be 69.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 28.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Croatia, on the other hand, 8.6 children do as of 2020.

have 51.9% fewer children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Croatia, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 31.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, approximately 76% of the population has electricity access as of 2013. In Croatia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 15.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Croatia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.3 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 10.1 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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


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

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