Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 17.1% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 48.1% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 6.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

be 3.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


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

Life

have 61.2% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 33.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 5.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.8% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 71.9% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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