Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Belarus, you would:
live 4.5 years longer
In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 74 years (69 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022. In Poland, that number is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
make 68.6% more money
Belarus has a GDP per capita of $19,100 as of 2020, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $32,200 as of 2020.
be 6.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Belarus, 0.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Poland, that number is 5.4% as of 2019.
be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Belarus, 5.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Poland, however, that number is 15.4% as of 2018.
pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate
Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2017. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
be 27.2% more likely to die during infancy
In Belarus, approximately 3.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2022.
spend 10.2% more on healthcare
Belarus spends 5.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Poland, that number is 6.5% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Poland: At a glance
How big is Poland compared to Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.