Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Isle of Man instead of Belgium, you would:

Economy

make 81.5% more money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Isle of Man, the GDP per capita is $84,600.

be 84.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Isle of Man, that number is 1.1%.

spend 62.8% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Isle of Man, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

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 Isle of Man, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Isle of Man, that number is 160 km.

Isle of Man: At a glance

Isle of Man (sometimes abbreviated I.O.M.) is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 572 sq km. Part of the Norwegian Kingdom of the Hebrides until the 13th century when it was ceded to Scotland, the isle came under the British crown in 1765. Current concerns include reviving the almost extinct Manx Gaelic language. Isle of Man is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government remains constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Isle of Man 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, Income Tax Services, Isle of Man Government.

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