Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.5 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Israel, that number is 82 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 92.1% more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Israel, the GDP per capita is $36,300.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Israel, that number is 4.3%.

be 3.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Israel, however, that number is 22.0%.

spend 3.8 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Israel, the top tax rate is 50.0%.

Life

have 75.7% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Israel, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Israel, 5.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 12.2% more likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Israel, about 79.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.0% more on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Israel spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 36.8% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Israel, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Israel: At a glance

Israel is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 20,330 sq km. Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN proposed partitioning the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Nonetheless, an Israeli state was declared in 1948 and the Israelis subsequently defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without ending the deep tensions between the two sides. (The territories Israel occupied since the 1967 war are not included in the Israel country profile, unless otherwise noted.) On 25 April 1982, Israel withdrew from the Sinai pursuant to the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference in October 1991, bilateral negotiations were conducted between Israel and Palestinian representatives and Syria to achieve a permanent settlement. Israel and Palestinian officials signed on 13 September 1993 a Declaration of Principles (also known as the "Oslo Accords"), enshrining the idea of a two-state solution to their conflict and guiding an interim period of Palestinian self-rule. Outstanding territorial and other disputes with Jordan were resolved in the 26 October 1994 Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace. Progress toward a permanent status agreement with the Palestinians was undermined by Israeli-Palestinian violence between 2001 and February 2005. Israel in 2005 unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza Strip, evacuating settlers and its military while retaining control over most points of entry into the Gaza Strip. The election of HAMAS to head the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006 froze relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). In 2006 Israel engaged in a 34-day conflict with Hizballah in Lebanon in June-August 2006 and a 23-day conflict with HAMAS in the Gaza Strip during December 2008 and January 2009. Direct talks with the Palestinians launched in September 2010 collapsed following the expiration of Israel's 10-month partial settlement construction moratorium in the West Bank. In November 2012, Israel engaged in a seven-day conflict with HAMAS in the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Binyamin NETANYAHU formed a coalition government in March 2013 following general elections in January 2013. Direct talks with the Palestinians resumed in July 2013 and but were suspended in late April 2014.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Israel Ministry of Finance Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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