Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.5 years longer

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 19.6% less likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 2.6 times more money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 5.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

spend 4.3 times more on taxes

Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 11.1% more likely to die during infancy

In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 36.4% more likely to have internet access

In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.


spend 52.0% more on education

Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 89.5% more on healthcare

Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

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 Belarus? 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, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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