Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Andorra instead of Belgium, you would:

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Andorra, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 15.8% more likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Andorra, that number is 25.6% of people.

Economy

be 49.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Andorra, that number is 3.7%.

Life

have 33.6% less children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Andorra, there are 7.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.2% more likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Andorra, about 97.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Andorra spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.6% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Andorra, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Andorra: At a glance

Andorra is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 468 sq km. The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe, nestled high in the Pyrenees between the French and Spanish borders. For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, Andorrans lived under a unique co-principality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders (from 1607 onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell). In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern, constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy. Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately ten million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping. Andorra has also become a wealthy international commercial center because of its mature banking sector and low taxes. As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure. Although not a member of the European Union (EU), Andorra enjoys a special relationship with the EU and uses the euro as its national currency.

How big is Andorra compared to Belgium? 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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