Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.9 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Honduras, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

be 19.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Honduras, that number is 5.9%.

spend 53.4% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Honduras, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 88.0% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 96.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Honduras, however, that number is 29.6%.

Life

have 98.2% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Honduras, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Honduras, 129.0 women do.

be 5.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Honduras, on the other hand, 17.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 18.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belgium, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Honduras, 82% of the population do.

be 65.3% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Honduras, about 30.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 10.6% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Honduras spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.9% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Honduras, that number is 8.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 12.4 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Honduras, that number is 823 km.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

How big is Honduras 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, Dirección Ejecutiva de Ingresos.

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