Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.2 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Malaysia, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 36.3% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Malaysia, that number is 15.6% of people.

Economy

make 53.4% more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Malaysia, the GDP per capita is $29,000.

be 33.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Malaysia, however, that number is 3.8%.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malaysia, that number is 3.4%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Malaysia, the top tax rate is 28.0%.

Life

have 85.4% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Malaysia, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malaysia, 40.0 women do.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malaysia, on the other hand, 12.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.8% more likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Malaysia, about 78.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 26.3% less on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malaysia, that number is 4.2% of GDP.

Malaysia: At a glance

Malaysia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 328,657 sq km. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's independence were marred by a communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's withdrawal in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to the development of manufacturing, services, and tourism. Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak (in office since April 2009) has continued these pro-business policies and has introduced some civil reforms.

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


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

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