Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.6 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women).

Economy

be 45.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

spend 75.8% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Bolivia, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

make 83.9% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,500.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6%.

Life

have 94.7% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 29.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bolivia, 206.0 women do.

be 10.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 35.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belgium, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Bolivia, 90% of the population do.

be 54.1% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Bolivia, about 39.7% do.

be 10.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Belgium, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 40.6% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bolivia, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

spend 10.6% more on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia compared to Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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