Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 10.9% less likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.

live 1.6 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

be 20.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

be 11.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

Life

be 17.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.1% more likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 15.2% more on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 110.0 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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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