Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 81.4% less likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nepal, that number is 4.1% of people as of 2016.

live 9.6 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Nepal, that number is 72 years (71 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 57.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Nepal, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

make 94.2% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600 as of 2017, while in Nepal, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

be 66.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Nepal, however, that number is 25.2% as of 2011.

Life

have 63.1% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nepal, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 37.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Nepal, 186.0 women do as of 2017.

be 7.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Nepal, on the other hand, 25.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 61.7% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 88.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Nepal, about 34.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% less on education


Belgium spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Nepal spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Nepal: At a glance

Nepal is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 143,351 sq km. In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoists broke out in 1996. The ensuing 10-year civil war between Maoist and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and assumption of absolute power by the king in 2002. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a late 2006 peace accord and the promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nationwide election in April 2008, the newly formed Constituent Assembly (CA) declared Nepal a federal democratic republic and abolished the monarchy at its first meeting the following month. The CA elected the country's first president in July. Between 2008 and 2011 there were four different coalition governments, led twice by the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, which received a plurality of votes in the 2008 CA election, and twice by the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (UML). After the CA failed to draft a constitution by the May 2012 deadline set by the Supreme Court, then Prime Minister Baburam BHATTARAI dissolved the CA. Months of negotiations ensued until March 2013 when the major political parties agreed to create an interim government headed by then Chief Justice Khil Raj REGMI with a mandate to hold elections for a new CA. Elections were held in November 2013, in which and the Nepali Congress won the largest share of the seats in the CA and in February 2014 formed a coalition government with the second place UML and with Nepali Congress President Sushil KOIRALA as prime minister

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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