Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.4 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 6.2 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 12.0 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 31.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 58.3% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 96.6% less likely to die during childbirth


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

be 89.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 54.3% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 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 Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 4.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% 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 Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 96.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 4.0 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.1 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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


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

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