Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 5.8 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Panama, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 34.4% more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Panama, the GDP per capita is $25,400.

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Panama, that number is 5.5%.

be 4.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Panama, however, that number is 23.0%.

spend 92.3% more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Panama, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

have 73.8% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Panama, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 23.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Panama, 94.0 women do.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Panama, on the other hand, 9.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 24.1% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Panama, about 54.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 36.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Panama spends 3.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 40.4% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Panama, that number is 8.0% of GDP.

Panama: At a glance

Panama is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 74,340 sq km. Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela - named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia. With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of the century. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the subsequent decades. With US help, dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. In October 2006, Panamanians approved an ambitious plan (estimated to cost $5.3 billion) to expand the Canal. The project, which began in 2007 and could double the Canal's capacity, is expected to be completed in 2015.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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