Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.1 years longer

In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 5.5 times more likely to be obese

In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 11.9 times more money

Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 44.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

be 45.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 86.0% more on taxes

Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


be 96.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 87.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 44.1% less children

In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 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 Denmark, 100% of the population do.

be 5.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% 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 Denmark, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 3.0 times more on education

Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.9 times more on healthcare

Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.


see 12.6 times more coastline

Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

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

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


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