Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 70.9% more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 7.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

be 3.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2%.

spend 15.4% more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lithuania, 10.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 10.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.8% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lithuania, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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


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

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