Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.4 years longer


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

be 16.7% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,600.

be 4.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 4.8%.

be 54.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8%.

spend 4.0 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0%.

Life

be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Netherlands, 7.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 27.1% more likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Netherlands, about 90.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 10.0% more on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Netherlands spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 91.2% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Netherlands, that number is 10.9% of GDP.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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


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

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