Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.3 years longer

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Slovenia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 17.6% less likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Slovenia, that number is 20.2% of people.


make 82.0% more money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $34,400.

be 6.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6%.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Slovenia, however, that number is 13.9%.

spend 3.8 times more on taxes

Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Slovenia, the top tax rate is 50.0%.


be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Slovenia, 9.0 women do.

have 20.4% less children

In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Slovenia, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 61.4% more on healthcare

Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Slovenia, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

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

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


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