Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Greece instead of Belgium, you would:
be 12.7% more likely to be obese
In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people as of 2016.
pay a 10.6% lower top tax rate
Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7% as of 2016. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
make 40.3% less money
Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600 as of 2017, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,800 as of 2017.
be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed
In Belgium, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Greece, that number is 21.5% as of 2017.
be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0% as of 2014.
be 40.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Belgium, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Greece, 3.0 women do as of 2017.
be 12.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Belgium, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Greece, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.
have 29.7% fewer children
In Belgium, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greece, there are 7.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 17.7% less likely to have internet access
In Belgium, approximately 88.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Greece, about 73.0% do as of 2018.
see 205.7 times more coastline
Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, GSIS, Greece.
Greece: At a glance
How big is Greece compared to Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.