Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


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

Economy

make 36.0% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,100.

be 26.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 26.4%.

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7%.

spend 2.6 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Venezuela, the top tax rate is 34.0%.

Life

have 82.5% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Venezuela, there are 18.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 23.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Venezuela, 95.0 women do.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 12.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 15.6% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Venezuela, about 60.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.0% more on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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