Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 15.5% more likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 10.6% more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 8.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

be 4.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

spend 2.7 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 62.1% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

Expenditures

spend 15.8% less on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 18.0% more on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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